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That Powered Up Breakfast

This is exactly how to start a summer day filled with instrument lesson taking, housecleaning, DVD watching, and swimming at the pool:

That’s right – homemade Belgian waffles topped with strawberries, bananas, syrup, and whipped cream. Oh, and with 2 espresso shots on the side. (Or Sunny-D if you’re under the age of 20 and don’t really need that extra jolt.)

Total mouth-watering goodness.

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Clean Freak Thursday

After waking up at 4 am to find our house still standing after the long night of watching-out-for-tornadoes, I thought maybe I’d passed out during it all. Funny Hubs thought the same and asked me if we missed anything while we were sleeping, but no. Apparently we made it through the night completely unscathed of tornadic activity and received only a little rain out of the deal. So guess what? No droopy eyelids after all!

Thanks, God. We appreciate Your thoughtfulness there. Oh, and that extra large glass of chardonnay was especially helpful.

So back on with the Thursday Cleaning Plan for Incognito & the Catholic Kids, and man oh man are they ever getting GOOD at it. We strapped on our cleaning gloves and got right to it at 9:30 am, zipping through the house in record time, with 4 clean bathrooms in our wake. Merry Maids ain’t got nuthin’ on us – and that’s no joke! Ahhh, the fresh smell of Lysol and Yankee Candles… total heaven on earth at the Catholic Homestead. Sweetness personified.

A quick lunch, and then we were off to reward ourselves with a visit to the pool, the same one that was filled almost to capacity with people who had the very same idea. But no worries. We actually scored the last 3 poolside chairs — and despite the fact that it was 90+ degrees outside, I managed to sprawl out and catch some serious rays in my new bikini. Got me some new tan lines out of that visit, but definitely well worth the trip.

2 hours later we stopped by Sonic for ½ price ‘Happy Hour’ drinks, showered up at home, then it was time for CG’s cello lesson at the Conservatory for Music. I did the usual and brought a book to read while listening in on the lesson, my eyelids not as heavy as usual thanks to that extra espresso shot before leaving home. CG got a ‘thumbs up’ from her coach and we set off back home where Hubs had dinner waiting for us: Flat bread melt Lean Cuisine (me) and toasted Peanut Butter Hoagie (CG).

Yes, we’ve got a pattern going on here… and it’s all good. 🙂

Krispy Productivity

The day started with a BANG and me deep in sleep, finally adjusting to not having to wake up at 5:45 am. Didn’t take long, did it? Only this was the day I actually needed to get up early to take the cat to the vet for her checkup and dental cleaning. No espresso or breakfast, just a quick shower then the CK’s and I were out the door – with the promise of stopping at Krispy Kreme after dropping off Smokie. And holy cow was the trip worth it. Cream filled, chocolate covered goodness! Heaven in breakfast form! An extra 350 calories to burn off later! Oh crap, that’s right.

So what else would be on our summer ‘To Do’ list for the day? Let’s see, oh yes, a Paperback Swap mailing at the local post office, client web work from home, another visit to the local library to return an overdue book and sign CG up for a seminar in ‘Cartooning’, then Catholic Son’s baritone lesson with Mr. Gene Paul George, probably the most surprisingly entertaining part of the day. When else does a parent get to shoot the bull with a local music legend? Not too often, at least in this parent’s lifetime. But I digress…

Anyway, the rest of the day involved eating leftover tacos, hitting the treadmill, and finally listening to CG practice cello in front of her new mirror that we purchased at Target yesterday. A little reading and poking around on iTunes, then the CK’s were down for the count as Hubs and I hunkered down with a Netflix DVD and alcohol-based snack. Couldn’t ask for a more productive day, could we? Not a chance!

Except, guess what? The CK’s are suffering from swimming pool withdrawal, as if they’re going to dry up after being chlorine-free 24 hours straight. Did I mention it was cold & rainy today? Things do happen for a reason, but I have a feeling we’ll be right back at that pool in no time.