Tuesday, September 12, 2006


I had a grumpy baby today. I don't know what was going on, but she was fussy and not napping well. Maybe she's going through a growth spurt, maybe she's not feeling well, or maybe she's just not adjusting well to her schedule changing. I don't know. But surprisingly, even with a grumpy baby, I got stuff done today and that feels good. I...

  • Made the bed (it doesn't happen every day, so it goes on the accomplishments list)
  • Worked on cleaning the craft room
  • Cleaned up the giant scrapbooking mess I left on the dining room table after craft night last night
  • Made dinner (Enchiladas, salsa and homemade chips, spanish rice)
  • Cleaned up the kitchen
  • Emptied the dishwasher, filled and ran it, then emptied it again and put the dinner dishes in
  • Made a cute card (I can't seem to clean the craft room without getting a little distracted)
  • Watched the season premier of MARTHA
  • Cleaned up the living room
  • Put away laundry
  • Threw a load of laundry into the dryer
  • Went for a walk
  • Read to Eliana
So... while a day like this would have been normal before I had Ellie, they're few and far between these days. It feels good to get things done.

Now Leif is home and just got done playing with Eliana after dinner, so we're off to watch an episode of "Mythbusters" and spend some time together. And I don't have things hanging over my head. The kitchen is clean, the sink is shiny, and once our daughter quits crying and goes to sleep we will have a nice, quiet evening.


Jaime said...

I love days where I accomplish a lot like that. :-)

How do you make your homemade chips?

Elizabeth Wickland said...

I just take tortillas (like the ones left over after making enchiladas) and use a pizza cutter to slice them into triangles, then spray them with oil (like cooking spray) on both sides and bake them at 350* for about 10-15 minutes, turning them over once, until they're crispy. Then you can season them with salt or whatever you want. They're better for you than fried tortilla chips and you can regulate how many you make so you don't have that tempting chip bag in the pantry!

Jaime said...

I figured it'd be something like that. I'll have to try it!! Thanks!