Wow, has it really been 3 days since I blogged?? Where'd the time go? I'll tell ya where it went: LIFE! I have been busy, in a very good way, with the kids and pups. I've been:
spring cleaning my closets
taking classes with my dog
making Valentines with my daughter
helping my oldest see a doctor and get the medication he needs (and I think he is stable for now! Yay!)
getting my younger son what *he* needs medically (things look good as of right now!)
meeting a new neighbor and her family
working in the yard
getting a new radio put in my car (old one stopped working)
shopping, prepping, and baking a cake for a family birthday
trying to find a good plumber to fix some stuff
signing up a son for a new sport
buying local free range eggs and beef
taking kids for haircuts
and watching my daughter dance in her classes.
Busy, but good!
About that birthday... yes, I baked a cake. And some chocolate cupcakes. Yes, I frosted them and sat with everyone and served up cake and ice cream on that special day. No, I didn't lick the beaters. And yes, I made myself an on-plan cupcake out of a packet of Medifast brownie, frosted with light cream cheese mixed with stevia. It was great and I didn't miss the "real" cake at all.
Monday's cabbage beef soup was delicious. Tuesday, I made wild salmon fillets in the crock pot with basil pesto, a side of stewed Italian tomatoes, and a salad. Last night we had my favorite meatloaf with stewed tomatoes, salad, broccoli, and mashed taters for the kids (I skipped the taters.) I am thinking tonight I might get ambitious and make some heart-shaped salmon cakes with the leftover salmon for the kids, and a cauliflower pizza for me (I am *so* in the mood for pizza!)
Happy Valentine's Day... share some love!
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