march seemed to go by so quick.
the big blackboard wall really added a lot of life and color and conversation to our kitchen/dinning area.
i'm one to encourage and fully embrace artistic expression, but not sad at all to report that as the month went on, the man/boys seemed to resist adding their little pee-pee art to the wall.
so here's a peek at our life (be it a bit random) in the month of march.
white chalk is boring. i want the big box of colors!
what's the weather today?
what's for dinner?
in finland the calender week starts with monday, not sunday.
the weeks are also numbered and referenced by a week number.
do other parts of the world do this? i'm curious now.
anyway it's odd to me and complicated.
i cannot get used to it at a glance and honestly, not trying very hard to get it either. sorry.
more and more color was added. the board kept evolving.
on this friday evening, i made mr. c and i some crazy good cabbage/potato/carrot/onion latke (like potato pancakes but with other veg) and frittata for dinner.
i'm big on making intentional left overs as you will see. left overs pop up here and there.
most saturday mornings you can find me standing at the oven coffee in hand, waiting on cinnamon rolls in my green polka dot nightgown, so i guess that is me .
what's up with the one big boob, i do not know. the camera added 5 lbs to my lefty.
glad i didn't have my behind up there.
monday 'salad'. it was a big beautiful salad served with fresh rosemary poppy seed focaccia i adapted from home cooking with sonya. she has great recipes that have become part of our rotating menu.
the stars and moon might seem just cute, but what you might not know is, we don't see twinkling stars and the moon all year. you appreciate them a lot when you don't have them all the time.
we have named this bird 'the weather bird'. he is wearing curly toed slippers. he makes me laugh. something about his stink eye and the foot position makes me think he'd be kinda sarcastic if he could talk. just me? or can you see it too?
sweet lord almighty it's been a long winter!!! hahahaha
the weather bird forecast is in celsius not fahrenheit. i'm at least embracing this C over F business. can i get a few points for that?
we've been out walking/hiking nearly every day, big hard 8-10k's to the frozen sea.
we slopped through some nasty heavy slushy snow/rain wind especially early-mid in the month.
back home family basked in 80f weather in march, in michigan that is craziness.
but here we were mighty pleased when we hit +4.
blue numbers are below 0. pink above.
don't want to put any more blue numbers on the board for the rest of the year.
sick of blue numbers and sick of snow.
mr c is easy like sunday morning. he really is.
during spring cleaning the cookie jars got a new home.
leaving me more room on the counter to make more cookies.
i keep the 3 cookie jars well stocked with homemade cookies when the guys are with us.
when they depart there isn't a crumb left behind.
we enjoyed some apple pie on our monday night dessert after a long walk getting caught in a hard down pour, then pelted with freezing rain and snow.
we came home drenched and worn out.
annnnd back to the oven on saturday morning
tradition for the guys... cinnamon rolls, fly fishing shows and coffee.
boy #2 & #3 have their coffee (way more milk and sugar than coffee) and pastry with their dad.
it's a special bonding time for them. it doesn't matter if they watch the same fishing show 100 times. they are glued to it.
mr c tells them all the time...
marry the girl that keeps the coffee fresh and makes you homemade cinnamon rolls :)
reaching the end of the month weather bird says it's warming up.
real heat wave we got going here. sarcasm.
still have 1-2 ft of snow. but it is receding slowly.
that pretty much wraps march up for now.
looking forward to april!
hope the sunshine is shinning down on you where ever you are today!