Home Improvement

You know it’s time to do something to the kitchen when your children, your boys, your third and fourth grade sons, tell you it’s too chaotic for them.

“I think we need to get a better system in here,” says one boy as I finagle the tower of plastic cups falling out of the cabinet.

“You’re right,” his brother agrees.

Real Men *do* Eat Quiche

1599 1599_ () 1599 1599 Over at Faith and Family, we are inviting readers to post their favorite meatless dishes to get us primed for Lent.

Here is my offering.

Veggie -Cheese Pie (or, yes, Quiche)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

4 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1 package Knorr vegetable mix
1 package frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

Combine all ingredients. Spoon into 9″ pie crust. Place on cookie sheet, and bake for 50 minutes or until knife comes out clean.

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Highs and Lows

1598 1598_ () 1598 1598 This morning was rough. But I’m trying to see the good along with the bad.

The Lows:

1. Frustration of boys needing to be told repeatedly what to do.

2. Many things finally fall into place, but alas, the table does not get cleared.

3. A boy flings an extra-large bouncy ball from across the room. It flies through the kitchen, sails into the dining room and barely misses the chandelier.

4. Ball hits a glass of milk resting on the still-not-cleared table.

5. Milk all over the floor.

6. Can’t help it. I’m crying over spilt milk. Not really crying as much as loud bemoaning.

7. Guilt ensues. I struggle with I’m-A-Terrible-Mother disease.

8. This passes quickly. Too quickly? A little more guilt.

The Highs:

1. I’m having a really good hair day today. 1598″


A-Male-akin Gothic

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Just came across this Christmas card nominee. Why didn’t I use it?

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