Sheesh. The time really does fly by. I mean, everyone says that time flies and that kids grow in the blink of an eye, but…it really does happen. No lie.
J-man went back to class this year and his first day went well. He likes his new teacher and he’s happy that he has three friends from previous years in there with him, too. We’re all excited to be back on a schedule and Jude is thrilled to get a break from his little brother.
Lunch was easy-peasy, too. I packed it all up last night and all I had to do was put the ice pack in this morning and secretly tuck the encouragement card in there after Mr. McGee and I signed it on the sly before the big guy crawled out of bed. Thanks to the new lunch system, I learned that Jude 1.) does like homemade, whole wheat pitas (chilled even) and that 2.) his lunch was still very large…large enough to keep him full and to still have leftovers (which he finished when he got home: the remainder of his carrots). I really like the system I’ve implemented since it’ll keep me learning and changing things up. Plus, the rest of us are pretty much eating the same thing he eats each day which saves us big bucks in the end and keeps us on a regimented “diet.”
I did change my own lunch around a bit because one of my residents (I work in a retirement home) gave me a home-grown tomato on Sunday and I wanted to make sure I ate that bad boy before it went bad. I took two of these pitas (they’re slightly larger than the size of my palm and relatively thin) and spread 1 TBSP of garlic hummus on each of them, then I sliced up the tomato (it was SOOOO sweet!) and put it on top of the hummus, sprinkled 1/4 reduced fat mozzarella cheese on top and baked it in the oven at 400 degrees for 12 minutes and it was TO-DIE-FOR. Oh, man. I’m totally making it a dinner very soon and adding in a nice, Greek salad as a side. So good!
While I didn’t work out today, I will do so tomorrow. Today was the first time that it was only Coco and me all day, uninterrupted and we both snuggled and vegged out a lot. It was wonderful to not have fighting or to not constantly be doing scheduled activities either. Today was the first day I’ve relaxed in a very, very long time. I think I needed it, too. It was a extremely peaceful and enjoyable morning and afternoon. Every mama should experience one of those every once in a while.