We like our Saturdays.
We sleep in. (till 7:30!) We cook breakfast. (Lego my Eggo!) We hang out in our comfies.
Basically that part is the same for me as every other day, but the kids love it.
My kids can often be seen in the living room like this:
Three faces I love.
The kids have a way of destroying the house in a matter of seconds. They pull all the pillows off the couches and all the blankets from the basket (where I'm sure they were neatly folded the night before...) and they camp out.
And it's cozy. And homey. And it reminds me that while I want to force my decor into cozy, homey-ness, it's really these guys who make it so. And I guess I'm going to be okay with that because decorating is a long process for me. I can't make quick decisions. Or any decisions, if I'm honest.
Sophia spends much of the weekend in this position.
from the floor, to the couch, to the chair to the bathroom, the book goes along with her. I love this about her. She is the reason I want a library/reading room in our home.
The boys never cease to amaze me with where and how they end up hanging out.
Here they are in the space between the couch and the table. I swear they stayed there for one entire day. Playing DSi and Leapster. Reading. watching movies. Hanging out. Being brothers. They are the reason I want a padded room in our home.
Then of course there's MY spot...
Right in the middle of the action, but if I'm not careful and leave it unattended, it WILL be overtaken by rugrats and monkeys. Can't you tell by the look on his face he thinks he's pretty funny?
"Ha, ha, I took your seat!"
I write here. It's hurting my neck. I need to find a different spot in the house that's equally as warm. IN the fireplace is probably out of the question, no?
Anyway. Weekends are best when they are lazy and lovely. Or at least I think they are.
I really enjoyed my interview with my friend and mentor Chris Wave. She opened up my eyes to so many different aspects of eating and self-nourishment, I wanted to share it with you. She did try to answer the questions, but it didn't show up in the comments, so I'm going to find a way to get them from her and re-post them. :) I'm sure they're good!
This week, I'm interviewing a novelist with over 20 published works of fiction. You won't want to miss that! She's inspiring!
Finally, a recipe.
I have to admit, in case you didn't already know, I am a terrible cook. In fact, I hate cooking. I've always thought they should do a reality tv show about bad cooks, and then, lo and behold, this year they came out with one... I should be a contestant.
But my cousin sent me a recipe for this black bean dip and I've posted it before I think, but it's worth repeating. Some days, I will eat this with organic blue corn tortilla chips for lunch and it's so healthy and filling and yummy!
Super easy "Dump" recipe:
- 1 can of organic black beans (drain the juice)
- 1 can of organic corn or Mexi-corn
- Green onions (chop 'em up)
- tomatoes (chop those up too)
- Cilantro if you like it. I personally like it better without, but that's just me.
- Salt & Pepper
I use this kind of salt:
You dump everything together (I end up salting this like crazy, I admit...) and scoop it out with whatever kind of organic chip you want.
I LOVE this stuff. I never thought I would like black beans so much, but if I ate this three times a week it wouldn't be too much. Great way to get some good veggies without having to eat ANOTHER salad.
Anyway, I hope you had a lazy, lovely weekend!
I wish I had a really interesting question to post so I could read your fun comments, but I don't! Ack! though I would love to hear about your idea of a perfect weekend since mine is so, you know, BOR-ING.