First, let's all say a little thank you that today's post isn't "day titled". Unfortunately today's title comes from the amazing fact I just haven't had the time or brain power to sit down and write. When I first began this blog I thought I would sit down at night after tucking the boys into bed and write. But wow, brain damage sets in around 7:30 and I'm too tired. So I thought I would write in the morning, but by the time I consume two cups of coffee to reverse the previous night's brain damage I've got too much to do to take time to write. This is harder than I thought.
In my last entry I stated we were off to the Commissary, but that was delayed due to weather. Strange, I know. It started to really rain just as we were walking out the door and knowing that we had to leave the house the next day for art class I decided to cancel our outing and do it Thursday. The boys were much happier with this decision and we all settled in to game of Monopoly Jr.. Thursday's art class was interesting. The project was to paint a flower using finger paints and your feet. Both of my boys apparently have texture issues and refused to take off their shoes and have their feet covered in paint. Such weird kids. They'll cover themselves head to toe with mud or sand, but paint? NO. They opted to use their hands instead -still cute.
On Saturday we did a bit of local exploring. We hopped in the family mini-van and just drove around to see what we could find. It's nice to do this on the weekends because the traffic isn't so bad. I'm always amazed at the ancient ruins "just around the corner". We're driving along and boom - a Roman Amphitheater I didn't even know was here. That night we watched a video rented from the library about Sicily. I was surprised to see all the Greek ruins still intact on Sicily. We're looking forward to our trip and seeing a few of these. The boys are looking forward to playing in the snow on Mt. Etna.
Thankfully my dishwasher was repaired today. And you want to know the kicker? The repairman told me the circuit board was shorting out due to - wait for it- water infiltration. huh? Now, I hate to be the voice of reason here, but a dishwasher by its' very nature has to get wet!!! He told me I needed to make sure that water from the draining board of my sink didn't leak down into the top control panel. I looked, taking in the layout of my kitchen and said "Impossible!" put an accent on the last "e" and it's Italian for- impossible. The sink and the dish drain area are directly above the dishwasher. His suggestion? Put a dishtowel on the edge to soak up any run away water. Good grief. Needless to say Paul heard this explanation and said "We'll put a bead of caulk around the exposed areas and no more water". Smart man I married, I think I'll keep him. I'm 100% positive that water infiltration is not the problem but I'll wait until it stops working again to learn how to say "I told you so" in Italian.
And now I'm off to do some reading and go to bed. I'm currently reading "The Hiding Place" by Corrie ten Boom and I love it!
I made this http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/06/brisket_baby/ two weeks ago and it is fantastic - I suggest you try it. We ate it as sandwiches on fresh bakery rolls with sweet potato fries - yummmy!