Sick days

So yesterday I ended up taking the day off work to stay home with Little Rambo who was sick. She’s feeling much better now but the really fun part of staying home with a sick kid (especially when they sleep a lot) is doing all the domestic stuff I don’t normally get to do! It’s weird how much more fulfilled I am when I can spend a day doing that, rather than working, even though I really do love my job. So all in all, I have to say I really do enjoy when I’m forced to take a sick day for the kids.

So yesterday we did a little grocery shopping, and the store had some annuals there so I was able to plant some shade loving annuals in my brick planter railing that surrounds the patio. I got some alyssum, lobelia and pansies. My sweet peas are coming up very nicely.

I also was able to get laundry done, clean up the house and make a home-cooked meal. Sure was nice! I’d been lamenting to Mr. Hot Stuff about how lately I’ve lost my cooking inspiration. I don’t know if it’s just being out of practice but even on the weekends when I’m home to cook, I go for the quick things like grilled cheese, etc. It’s like I can never think of anything to cook or even anything to buy groceries to cook. So we talked about it, he refreshed me on a couple things I used to make a lot that he misses. One was my potato corn chowder, so I made that yesterday. I made it with kielbasa sausage, potatoes, corn, celery and of course garlic & onion in homemade chicken stock. It was excellent (I also bought some french bread at the store, didn’t have time to make my own bread for the meal) and I’m currently eating some leftovers for lunch.

We’re going to the Property on Saturday for a day trip. I’ve got a bunch of sprouted potatoes in the basement that are beyond use but I’ll take them there, plant them, and who knows! I’m not sure if the deer will eat the potatoes but it’s either that or the compost pile, so we might as well experiment and see what happens. I also am dying to check on the garlic I planted last fall. The stuff I planted here is growing like crazy. The Inchelium Red variety that I had is actually native to that area. It was found on the Colville Indian reservation, and our property is about a 10 minute drive from the city of Colville.

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