Just Heather

If you want to know why I am currently surrounded by 8 industrial fans and 2 dehumidifiers, you should let Brenia tell you in her own words. It has been a rough couple of days, but at least I didn’t have to cook dinner Thursday night—every pan in my house was filled with water in the living room floor!

We are looking at several thousand dollars worth of cleanup and repairs (most of which will, thankfully, be covered by our insurance), but at least the bathroom floor the girls had already destroyed is being replaced! It also gave my hubby the motivation he needed to remove the bathtub that hasn’t been used since it cracked several months ago.

I’m choosing to make lemonade here. I’m squeezing really, really hard, but those lemons are starting to juice.

I flusheded and flusheded and flusheded the toilet. Then the water all falled out!

I just discovered my oven was not made for real moms. It has this utterly ridiculous feature that causes the timer to shut off if it has been beeping for more than a minute. So hypothetically speaking, if you should have a child hanging off one boob and another refusing to take her nap when you happen to hear the timer in the background, by the time you would actually be free to retrieve your lunch the incessant beeping will have ceased causing you to completely forget about it.

I had the brilliant idea to skip buying the cheap, crappy paper Valentine cards this year in favor of creating our own for Stacia to take to school. This sounded like a great idea to use up the little plastic Stampin’ Up baggies I had leftover from a business and to get the way-too-tempting candy I bought during triple coupons out of the house.

She was supposed to bring a Valentine “mailbox” for collecting her classmates Valentine’s. I thought it would be great to use an oatmeal box, which required emptying the oatmeal. This, naturally, requires me to make No Bake Cookies. This all sounded like a great idea in my head before I had 4 kids (mine plus one) in the house all needing something from me at the same time.

Then there’s always option 2: dumping the box of oatmeal on the floor in an attempt to remove it from the pantry with a child on one shoulder and 3 in the next room covered in stamp ink. I did manage to stop the spillage with enough leftover for this recipe:

2 c sugar
1/2 c milk
1/2 stick margarine
1/4 c cocoa
1/2 c peanut butter
3 c oat
1 tsp vanilla

Boil first 4 ingredients for 1 full minute. Add vanilla and peanut butter until creamy. Stir in oats. Mix well then drop by spoonfuls onto wax or parchment paper.

‘Nuff said.