Back in August, when I met up with Nupur of One Hot Stove to chat, introduce our little ones, and swap some food, she and I were both adjusting to [what I thought would be] a temporary stint as SAHMs. Nupur made some comment to the effect that, contrary to what those who have not been in the role might believe, we weren’t sitting on the couch and eating bonbons all day.
Unfortunately, Sir’s current stage — clingy/fussy/teething/crazy/strong-willed hot mess of toddler — leaves me with little energy to do much more than collapse on the couch come nap time or bedtime, regardless of whether or not there are any bonbons in reach. To paraphrase a quote from the movie Armageddon, it recently feels like I spend my days with a “vicious, life-sucking
bitch little dude, from which there is no escape.”
No energy for the extras, like blogging or prepping baked oatmeal in the evening so it’s ready to pop in the oven in the morning. I’ve been wanting baked oatmeal for about forever now but have been stuck with stove-top oats, which, when I really want to get the day off to a special start, I turn up too high and neglect for just long enough to have a mess of sticky, cooked-on oatmeal goo all over the outside of the pan and top of the stove.
I know (or I hope?) that this is only a phase, and eventually things will get a bit easier, but at the moment, it’s difficult to get post ideas out of my head and onto the blog.
I have a number of food-related posts in the works, including our carrot taste-test and resulting recommendations of good carrots to grow (at least for our local growing conditions); a lentil [meat]ball recipe that is still a work in progress, but quite good in its current rendition, especially when served the pasta alternative that I stumbled upon at lunch today; and my favorite easy way to cook our [really huge] garden sweet potatoes. Meanwhile, Matthew is working on a couple of garden-related how-to posts, since spring is right around the corner.
Thanks for staying with me through this slow posting period!