Sunday, May 28, 2023

Scattered Sundays – Sustainable Cooks


I ended up again on the physician as a result of my ear an infection/eardrum that burst apparently by no means cleared up. My pals, it’s actually actually exhausting to be a toddler lately.

What’s subsequent, hand meals and mouth? Lice? Or no matter virus goes round my preschool this week. Perhaps rooster pox is subsequent.

On Sunday evening, I used to be sitting at our soccer board assembly and I spotted that it was the January board assembly when my ear began inflicting me a lot ache. And it was that very evening that my ear drum burst.

On condition that these conferences are month-to-month, it meant that my silly ear had been plugged up for a full 30 days. And annoyingly, the ache was beginning to return. So, not solely might I nonetheless not hear, nevertheless it was hurting once more.

I used to be in a position to get a physician’s appointment for Tuesday, and my physician confirmed that the ear an infection was certainly again…or had by no means actually gone away. She hadn’t seen my gross ear earlier than as a result of I needed to go to pressing look after these appointments.

I’m utilizing two sorts of ear drops 4-6 occasions a day to attempt to clear up this silly ear. And you understand, that’s what I get for falling asleep in my crib with a bottle. No extra! Lesson discovered.

As an apart, I can’t cease laughing on the thought of displaying up at a pediatric ENT with my ear concern. Would my chart say “Sarah, aged 492 months, has been cranky and complaining about fixed ear infections”?

If I’ve to get tubes, will somebody purchase me a stuffy?

cupcakes that look like poop emoji

Between the basement drama and my ear being a complete device, I gave myself the week off from doing any images over the past week. Photographs are my least favourite a part of this job, and being a raging offended toddler meant I simply wasn’t within the temper.

It was good to take a break, and I completely crushed my pc and admin work over the previous few days. My to-do record was smoking as a result of I used to be checking issues off so rapidly. It was rad, and I have to do extra of these sorts of workflow weeks.

Thursday morning I woke as much as notice our bank card had been hacked and various costly prices had made it by means of in simply 24 hours. Freaking buttfaces.

And naturally, our bank card firm’s app and web site have been absolutely useful, EXCEPT for the choice to dispute prices. And the AI messaging bot was not choosing up what I used to be throwing down. It was an train in futility.

I’ve been joking with a buddy that between the basement crap and every thing that retains occurring, I’m very seemingly on the reboot of Punk’ed and that is the longest prank within the historical past of pranks.

Okay, Ashton Kutcher, you possibly can soar out now and snicker like an fool. I’m able to be completed with this episode.

cupcakes with kitty gummies
The kitty gummies turned them into litter field cupcakes.

In what we hope will likely be a turning level into excellent news territory, Troy has a sleep examine this week. He did an at-home one round Christmas, however the outcomes have been inconclusive. If he doesn’t cease loud night breathing, my pillow over his face will likely be 100% conclusive.

This time, he’s going into the sleep clinic and the professionals will likely be monitoring his loud night breathing and sleep information. The outcomes gained’t be obtainable for a number of weeks, however I assume the report will say “the truth that your spouse hasn’t ended up on Dateline over your loud night breathing is stunning to us all”. You recognize, one thing like that.

And let’s be clear, I’d by no means find yourself on Dateline. Everyone knows I’m higher than that.

a kid in a box
His new favourite place for consuming snacks.

Jack will likely be headed to Nice Wolf Lodge with youth group this coming weekend. Each boys have wished to go without end, however Bennett can’t actually swim (thanks Covid for shutting down classes, after which um, anyone by no means actually signed him again up. Psst, it was me) and that simply appears like a waste of cash.

He’s fairly stoked to go and I simply hope he’s on his finest conduct with the group. Bennett, understandably, is a bit bummed, however I’ve enjoyable issues deliberate to attempt to make his short-term only-child standing appear particular.

My sister, nephew, and I are going again to Neko, the cat cafe in Seattle. He doesn’t learn about it but, as a result of I’ve discovered by no means to inform my kids about thrilling plans till the final second. That means, when one among them inevitably will get sick, they don’t know what they’re lacking.

He additionally will get to spend a day with Grammy and Grampy allllll by himself. A complete day of spoiling and doing no matter he needs and he doesn’t need to do any of that together with his large smelly brother.

What I’m studying this week

I completed The Anomaly, and it took fooooorever to get by means of. I wasn’t in the proper mindset for the e book, we have been tremendous busy with basement drama, and albeit, the e book bored me. I give it two “mehs”.

I began Matthew Perry’s Associates, Lovers, and the Large Horrible Factor and man oh man, habit is a giant horrible factor. I imply, I knew that, and have learn Cherry and Demon Copperhead just lately. However dang, pals, simply say no!


Lengthy-time reader, JP, left this five-star evaluation on our Chocolate Zucchini Muffins {Pin this recipe}:

So scrumptious, from my 20yr previous right down to my 7yr previous, and me, these are so gentle and scrumptious I’ve forwarded the recipe on to my sister!

3 chocolate zucchini muffins on a white plate with a small jug of milk behind it.


Wholesome Buffalo Hen DipThis Wholesome Buffalo Hen Dip is a scrumptious and flavorful appetizer that you simply’re going to like snacking on! Excellent with crackers or veggies, this easy recipe is a quick appetizer that may rapidly get wolfed up. {Pin this recipe}

a dish of buffalo dip with veggies and carrots.

Pesto GnocchiThis creamy Pesto Gnocchi is a straightforward and straightforward dinner that you would be able to throw collectively in quarter-hour or much less. You’ll wish to make this scrumptious home made consolation meals a part of your everlasting meal plan. {Pin this recipe}

a dish of toasted gnocchi in a pesto cream sauce.


Monday:: Breakfast for dinner.

Tuesday:: Pasta and veggies.

Wednesday:: A brand new recipe that I’m photographing.

Thursday:: Troy is making dinner and we’ll be excited to eat it!

Friday:: Popcorn, leftovers, and film evening.

Saturday:: Testing a brand new recipe.

Sunday:: Testing a brand new recipe.

What’s in your meal plan this week?


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