Much needed R & R

I woke in a panic this morning, when I reached over, felt Garth still lying beside me, the clock glowering it’s green 5:26 numbers in my face. 

     “Babe, we’re so late!  Get up!” I whispered loudly. 

     “It’s Saturday…go back to sleep.”

Sweet. Peace.  The next 2.5 hours of sleep were altogether phenomenal as I relished each lazy moment.  And as I write at 8:28 p.m. I’m still completely consumed by my relaxing day (read: still in my pajamas!).  Even though it was really relaxing I still accomplished a few things today.

First, I declared victory over the crockpot today and whipped up a delicious pot roast.  About 2 weeks ago I tried an orange glazed slow cooker chicken recipe.  I interpreted the 8hrs 10 min total time as 8-10 hours of cook time and not 8 hours of cook time, 10 minutes of prep time.  So, the delicious meal that should have greeted us that evening, was nothing more than a stinky heap of charred chicken!  After several soakings (I even slow-cooked soapy water to loosen the exquisite charcoal crust I created), I FINALLY got it clean enough to use once more.

Once my pot roast was cooking, I fixed up the acorn squash as well.  I was thinking of pairing that with some thawed chicken I had in the fridge, but decided instead to puree it for my little man.  I know it sounds silly, but I was surprised at how easy it was to whip this up and 6-8 servings.  I’m searching some sites to find out more info about storage and usage of homemade baby food, but I’m thinking that it might be just as easy (and slightly cheaper) to cook up squash, steam some veggies or puree some fruits once a week.  If any of you have knowledge of this or good recipes, feel free to leave a comment!

Lastly, I spent some quality time tickling, teasing, and treating myself to an afternoon nap with my adorable munchkin!  He is getting to be so much fun I can hardly stand it.  He finds our dog thoroughly entertaining when he does super exciting things like….walk by, scratch, or sniff in our general direction.  Tonight as I was snuggling him to sleep, the wave of worry swept over me again.  I’m preparing for my first sans Calder trip in a couple of weeks.  I think the hardest thing is that it’s not just an overnight, or a couple of days.  I’ll be leaving Wednesday night and coming home Sunday!  Any words of encouragement you can offer are certainly welcome!

And I haven’t completely forgotten to post our Halloween pictures!  It’s just that we seemed to have misplaced our camera case, which has the computer cord in it!  Hopefully it will surface soon!