Well, I'm back. We didn't find the Winter Carnival medallion this year, but we got very close! Someday perhaps we'll be the lucky ones to find it...
Now it's back to regular life- Like washing all the loads of snowpants, long underwear and thick socks. And cooking food. And bathing.
The past week I've been subsisting on trail mix, a big batch of lentil soup and oatmeal cookies. My favorite trail mix is really just a couple ingredients I mix together and pack in my purse every day: Almonds, craisins, chocolate chips, and ???. Sometimes the extra ingredient is peanuts or sunflower seeds. Today it was peanut butter filled pretzels. It's not exactly the healthiest trail mix, but it gives me energy and keeps my blood sugar levels stable.
I spent a few hours at Ikea today, getting supplies for organizing things around the house. After that I spent another couple of hours putting together a new cabinet for the kitchen. It's really supposed to be kids' furniture, but it looks nice in the kitchen and the slide-able tubs work great for holding recycling and root veggies. And it was on sale! I did have to stop into work for a bit to teach a class, but just for a few hours.
Now I'm vegging out in front of the TV (and the computer) and eating baguette with olives, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Ikea takes a lot out of a gal!
Tomorrow I hope to do some actual cooking and blogging. Back to normal!