It’s been a long week. Mike, as always, was up early and worked a long day. He came home to my charming self (*snort*) and offered to make dinner. The man is not only saintly, but talented. I’m not sure what he made, but it was delicious. Spaghetti noodles with an amazing, barely-spicy sauce and perfectly cooked chicken. I could spend ALL day trying to replicate what he did in thirty minutes and I would never succeed.
BUT (you know there’s always a BUT) . . . this is my kitchen. Well, it’s part of my kitchen. Creative cooking seems to involve using every dish in the house, all the pots and pans and gooing up the handles on all the cabinets. I’ve been wasting time on the computer since dinner time. Thinking about cleaning up the chaos is worse than actually doing it, but I’m still trying to psych myself up. I know, Capital B. I’m a bad person. I can’t be happy with a man who can cook – I want a man who can cook and be semi-clean. As soon as I finish typing this I will go hang my head in shame.
I’m getting ready to suck it up and go clean. But, I wanted to update you all. My ranting and raving last night seemed to have an effect on the older boys. (They’re homeschooled, but not stoopid. They know when “I” go nutso, it’s pretty bad.) Today was civil, interesting and the boys seem to be a more focused. It won’t last, but I’ll take what I can get right now!
We’ve been talking a lot about big numbers lately. THISis a good illustration of what a trillion looks like. We also have been referring to this book for more information and visual pictures of very large numbers. It’s a great book. The illustrations use peas to illustrate the numbers. Very interesting.