I used to be so perplexed by my friends who said they were busy. Days would go by where we didn’t even drive anywhere. We went for walks, sometimes to the coffee shop (which was the only thing in walking distance, not a bad thing!), but otherwise we stayed home cooking, crafting, dancing, project-working. It was kind of awesome.
Those days are over, HA! Life is still crazy good (seriously though, the best), but now I get the “busy” thing. Ashley is in LOVE with the severe special needs classroom, which is full-time. Like, she misses it so much on the weekends. And on the weekdays when I pick her up, the first (and only) thing that she tells me is, “I did awesome!” How much do I love it that they CLEARLY tell her that she did awesome every single day?! You guys know how much I really didn’t want to share my girl, but she’s just enjoying it so much that it makes me really happy.
Ginger and Zoe are at 2 separate homeschool charter schools, because they’re better suited for different learning styles. They go to school 3 and 2 days a week, respectively. I would think that those days would be more laid back for me, but they’re so not. haha! Between shuttling them to and from schools, I’m working as fast as I can to get my work done for Spunky.
The days that Ginger and Zoe are homeschooling might be my favorite (except for missing miss Ashley). We have a schedule (on the fridge of course 🙂 ) and it includes what’s required (core subjects) as well as the kids own projects, or as one of my favorite books calls it, their “call to brilliance.” Zoe is still obsessed with reading and writing, and is heavy into writing her second book, inspired by Harry Potter. She’s equally obsessed with hip hop and takes 2 classes a week. Ginger’s favorite thing is swimming. And telling you that literally JUST reminded me that I need to find a swimming vendor that’s covered through her charter. And of course Ashley is super into therapeutic riding still. Plus Zoe is getting braces, which means more driving.
Can I get a “phew!!”?! 🙂
Meal planning and being organized is more important to me than ever, and I’ve been keeping it easy, EPM style 🙂 Thankfully Zoe helps me by baking for breakfast for the week. This Sunday she made Pumpkin Bread for the week, and last Sunday she made Banana Bread for the week (both in EPM). Next Sunday I’ll probably have her make Pumpkin Granola. It’s all about the delegating, #AmIright?! The older they get –> the busier we get –> the more I need help. Cuz happy mama = happy kiddos. Being organized isn’t optional, it’s a life-saver.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this Lemon Cream Jello that takes all of 5 minutes to make! Woohoo!
Lemon Cream Jello
(based on Mock Key Lime Pie from my book, Easy Paleo Meals)
- Dissolve the gelatin into the water as directed on the label.
- Add the gelatin water to the blender. Also add the rest of the ingredients. Puree.
- Divide the mixture evenly between 5 glasses and refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours. (the mixture will separate into lemon and cream layers as it cools)
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