Anna June has been dragged hither and yon a lot recently. Last night, we finally had a night to just stay home. It was delightful.
I wish I could say I made a gourmet meal. Instead, we had frozen spring rolls for an appetizer, thanks to Ben, my sous chef. We had meatless whole wheat spaghetti (sauce from a jar - but I did splurge on a block of real Parmesan cheese to grate on top!) frozen garlic bread, and salad from a bag. I realize the preservatives, sodium, and such in the bags of bacon bits and croutons and the bottles of salad dressing are not good for us, but they can't be worse than drive-thru, right?
After dinner, AJ wanted to make smoothies to use a mushy banana. We ended up with a banana-cherry-orange smoothie. I suggested we drink from the special milk-flavoring straws Granny sent. We chose the strawberry, because AJ informed me that the chocolate tasted like poop.
The smoothies were great. I asked AJ to help clean up afterwards, and she said, "This is terrible!" "What's terrible?" I asked. "We only have one more strawberry straw!" I assured her we could get more - there's a display of them right up front at Publix. Whew! Drama averted.
Other than that, we had a nice night at home. AJ did her homework and then, because she wanted to, she wrote the whole alphabet on both sides of her new easel. She was having so much fun she didn't want to go to bed, but she finally did.
21 hours ago