|Lots of prone bodies and glassy stares in this house.|
|I told Adelaide she was an over-achiever when this was her temp. Unfortunately her sense of humor evaporates when she's sick.|
I've been doing all the things I've put off doing, like making and trying out some new laundry soap-
Okay, so quick side note: I've used the Duggars' recipe for the past couple years, and although I always added a ton of lemon essential oil, it was never strongly-scented enough for Derek. I found this new recipe for a powdered soap, and it contains two whole bottles of those scent-boosting crystals, and after using it on ten loads of laundry in the past two days, I've been really pleased. It's smelly enough for Derek, but not so smelly to give me a headache, which I'm prone to, because my olfactory sense is crap right up until it smells something too floral or perfumey, at which point it morphs into a diva and the head-pounding begins.
-switching out all our flannel bedding for something not quite so sweaty, hemming Caedmon's too-short pants into shorts for summer, then transplanting some of my seedlings that were getting too leggy for their tiny egg carton containers.
And then, because we all know what happens when you're all work and no play, the kids and I sat down to watch
and you guys, it is so good. First of all, you get to see all these frighteningly competent children throw around terms like pâte à choux and watch them make things you've never even attempted, but they're still kids, so they're dropping things and helping each other and happily saying things like, "The ice cream's a little over-churned, but I'm just like, 'I'm eleven years old, I just made ice cream!'"
The two hosts/judges- Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli- are also quite well-cast, (yes, even Valerie), because they're so, so good with the kids: Kind and encouraging but also honest when the food isn't what it should be. There's only one season available on Netflix, and that's only four episodes, which is my sole complaint. Yes, we tried the show because I thought the kids would enjoy it, but I'd absolutely watch it on my own. Here's hoping they'll get over this crud in a jiffy and feel inspired to bake me something amazing. (The only other downside to watching these kinds of shows: You get real hungry and wonder why you don't have any lemon tartlets or an abundance of gruyère cheese in your house rightthissecond.)