09 February 2011

Focus on Family - February 9

This week has been fairly busy; not with goings-on, it was just busy trying to get things accomplished.  On the plus side of things, Isabel is a little happier.  She's quicker to smile, especially when she hears Alexander laugh.  I've tried to get a picture, but it's harder than I thought with one hand!

I also tried to get a picture with both Alexander and Isabel, and I was reminded again of how hard it is to get Alexander to sit for a picture - he would rather see what's happening with the camera.  However, I managed to get a few pictures, and you can see the progression from "okay" to "upset" (with both of them!)

This picture looks like they're singing - Alexander with a bit more gusto than Isabel!

After that set of pictures, I gave up.

Yesterday was a bit of a nightmare for me, but I was very glad that Jeff was home for most of it - he's such a great help during the day when I'm grumpy from lack of sleep and frustrated with a not-sleeping, grumpy baby!

It's wonderful for me that Jeffery is home a lot of the time, but that also means that he is not working - February is the slowest month of the year.  But God has brought us through this far through this very long slow period (since mid-November), and I have faith that He will supply our needs this month as well.

There are a few culinary delights (and no-so-delightful-delights) this week I would like to share.  We had friends over on Saturday night for dinner and Jeffery made cheeseburger soup.  It was very good!

And there was a spinach dip that Jeffery made from scratch that he put into a pumpernickel loaf - very fancy!  But our guests didn't seem interested, so we ate it ourselves another day. :)  There was also a summer salad consisting of field greens, strawberries, pecans, goat cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette, but I didn't get a picture of that.  It was fabulous, though!

On the other hand, this is my fabulous (not) attempt at making lasagna:

In my defense, I was breastfeeding Isabel when the timer went off, and I thought, I'll just get it in a few minutes, since she's still feeding.  Well, that few minutes turned out to be almost an hour!  Honestly, though, it's no surprise to me that I forgot - I forget about grilled cheese!  I can usually multi-task really well, but when it comes to cooking, I'm absolutely hopeless.  But Jeff still loves me, despite this, and that's all that matters!

On a side note, this is another reason why I want a robot.  Robots won't forget about dinner cooking on the stove.  AND they don't need to sleep!  Does anyone know where I can get one on sale?


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