Monday, January 21, 2013
Don't Make Plans
'Don't make plans' really should be a mantra for Mr. Crafty World and I. Every time we do, they end up going bust. Like this weekend: for the first time since November 1 I had the whole weekend off. Saturday and Sunday. That's rare around these parts. We had plans to drive out to Port Perry and do some shopping and eat at a cute little bakery. We have been looking forward to this for weeks. Thursday morning saw me taking My Favourite Boy to the clinic to get an official Strep Throat diagnosis. OK, he won't be contagious by Saturday, so we can go if he feels up to it. By Friday he was feeling much better, and all looked good. Then after supper on Friday night My Favourite Girl started throwing up and didn't stop until 5:30 a.m. I ended up sleeping on her floor and holding a bucket for her every half hour or so. Fun. Saturday was a write off, and Sunday I couldn't get out of bed myself. Today I'm home again because My Favourite Girl called me from school to come home, so I had to close the shop and get her. OY!
Despite all this, I did manage to complete a project on Saturday I have been wanting to do. It was nice, boring, repetitive work - perfect for an exhausted mama.
Months ago I bought some magnetic spice racks and mounted them inside my pantry door. They have been a blessing because now I can find my spices. Problem is, the containers themselves are not marked. I put a label behind the container, but when you are using more than one at a time it can get a little dicey when you're not sure if you put your chili powder where the cayenne pepper is supposed to go. And yes, it does make a difference! So I prettied them up with a little scrapbook paper and rubber stamps and now there is no more confusion.
See, I didn't plan to make these this weekend, it just happened due to a series of (unfortunate) events. Lesson learned - hopefully.