With the kids gone this week I’ve actually been a little bored.
I know, I know. That sounds very unlazymom like of me, but it’s true!
The house stays clean with them gone… the laundry’s a breeze to keep up with… the dishes don’t pile up… I’m not interrupted while I work on the computer… and because of all of this, I’ve been left with some time on my hands where I genuinely feel a bit like, “now what?”
Is this how life was before kids? Cause if it was, Lazy Dad and I should have enjoyed that a bit more.
I mean, nothing replaces the joy kids bring, and I miss them a lot, but it is truly nice to have a week where you remember what life was like before they were around! Amen?
Last night, Lazy Dad was off helping at a Kids Crusade in a town about 30 minutes away, and I was having one of those “now what?” moments. So I decided to clean up the pantry a bit.
Okay, okay… I was really hunting for a package of chocolate cake mix I thought I still had. Which, apparently I didn’t have, because as I straightened up the pantry while hunting for it, it was no where to be found.
BUT! I did happen to find all the ingredients for Lazy Apple Crisp! And even though it’s not Fall yet, who needs Fall to have an apple crisp? Am I right, or am I right?!
(Seriously, go make that recipe. It’s so easy!!)
So I threw together the ingredients, popped it in the oven and plopped myself down to read a new book I picked up at the library yesterday.
And as I’m reading, I come across this…
Uh, did you see that?!
Middle paragraph, fourth line, fourth word in.
Well, wad’yaknow! That’s my hometown! In a book! And then the author continued to mention Nacogdoches and the “Piney Woods” several more times in that chapter!
Gosh, I’m ready to go home this November! It will have been over two years since I’ve stepped foot in the good ol’ Piney Woods of East Texas come then. (see this recap post on the last time I visited.)
I’m ready to eat Kolaches, buy my kids cowboy boots, talk with a Southern drawl to people who have a Southern drawl. I’m ready to see the old familiar sites, relive memories at every corner, and see my family.
Anyway! While I read my book, the apple crisp bubbled away. I pulled it out of the oven and then realized that you can’t eat an apple crisp without vanilla ice cream?!?!
So I threw on some shoes and hopped in the car and ran to the store real quick-like, just like I used to before I had kids and the whim would hit me.
And came back home and promptly ate half of the apple crisp all by myself.
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