The end of summer and then some…

Little Silas started first grade today, newly 13 year old Vincent will start 8th grade tomorrow.  I don’t know where our summer went, but all of a sudden the mornings feel like fall, school has begun, and it’s September.

I don’t have some kick-ass recipe to post tonight.  It’s not that I haven’t been cooking, so much as keeping up with everything else all at once, too… For instance, in-between mountains of laundry comes mountains of dishes, two very active kids to keep up with, and various thrown-together meals and snacks.  Lots of times I forget to take pictures of what we’ve eaten, simply because it’s gone before I think about it!

There are moments I’m not sure what I do with my time, but it’s obviously passing.  It got to be about 11 o’clock last night, when I noticed a big red, raw, hot spot on our 8-year-old german shepherd’s back/butt.  I found myself spending the following hour clipping/shaving her, cleaning the wound, and attempting to bandage such a strange location.  Who knew I’d become so well-rounded in my capabilities and responsibilities?!  I don’t suggest attempting to wrap a big, long, bandage around your 100+ pound dog’s butt-region.  It’s quite tricky.  She didn’t seem to mind too much, though.  And in fact has followed me quite closely since.  I’ll take it as a compliment, hah!

Today’s meals have been scattered, unplanned, and almost tricky like last night’s task!  (Well, maybe not.) Homemade pumpkin spice latte this morning.  A peach, nectarine, and yogurt this afternoon.  Spinach lasagne with a salad tonight at the Co-op deli. Strawberry peach smoothie later this evening. Then the mister and I decided we were still hungry around 10. And 10:30. And 11. So, chocolate chip coconut pancakes with peanut butter also became necessary.

I am feeling like the gym and a huge green, green, salad are in my near future.  After sleep, of course.  And some good recipe’s a’coming… soon. 

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