Sunday, January 17, 2010

quiet doings

detail on peter pan, originally uploaded by hobocampcrafts.

Tonight Zach is live blogging the Golden Globes, so I started cutting into some of my more coveted sweaters for making. I have 2 nifty pixie caps for Hazel and I- they just need stitching.

This weekend has been pretty quiet, icy snow today- we ran errands on Saturday & a local one today. Burritos for dinner. My stomach has been on the fritz- tomorrow we may meet with our realtor to see a few houses. We still need to save more money, but I think we need to get into the mix a bit.

It is so daunting and scary. I keep thinking ugh, maybe we should just move back into an apartment- feeling defeated.. but we have this once chance thanks to my parents to save money- more than we would be able to if we were living on our own and I feel we HAVE to take advantage of it. So we will keep plugging along.

Saturday Z ran into get me a chai from a local shop called Tascha, he used my travel mug- so that was good- then tonight I made some chai using my $1.99 foamer from Ikea and fell back in love with home made chai with nutmeg & vanilla.

We picked up a little shopping cart for Hazel to play with. She seems to love it, although she pushes it sideways. Her Scraparella I made her rides in the small front seat. Zach and I debated on getting this for her- will it push her into consumerism? Is it telling her the wrong thing? Then I had to come back and realize it is an item she can use her imagination on and even co-ops have shopping carts! But it is our job to teach her these specific things.

Tuesday a trip to NYC for the Dr. Quiet doings for the next few days. Happy Zach is home for the next 2 days and then he'll go back on Wednesday. I finished James Patterson's The Murder of King Tut this weekend. It was a quick read and interesting. I am hardly a fan of Patterson as this was my first book and maybe my only, but I have always been facinated with the stories of Egypt and would have been an Egyptologist in another life for sure- so I wanted to see what this was all about. I am also reading, Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting By Myla Kabat-zinn, Jon Kabat-zinn . I just want to try to be the best person, partner and parent I can be...sometimes reading helps me feel a little closer to achieving that.

With that stay cozy- think it is time for a warm drink and some kind of toasty treat.xo


Tree Huggin Momma said...

Check out Angry Chicken she has a recipe for Chai Concentrate. I made it last night and the girls and I enjoyed it this morning. I love it but thought it was missing something, now that you mention vanilla, I am going to add some to my mix.
This mix is eaier than any other Chai method I have tried. :)

Hobocamp Crafts said...

goingto check it out right now! Thanks!!