#sol14 March: Celebrate Saturday Spring

Slice of LIfe

I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March.  You should do it too! Check it out here. Thank you,  Two Writing Teachers

And. . .

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So glad to be participating in the Celebrate link up. Thank you, Ruth Ayres for this awesome Saturday tradition. 

Celebration Slice One: Today started my Spring Break. Sure, there’s still snow on the ground, and my “break” is more of a pause with just 2 days off. However, I woke up this morning determined to put some spring in my step, and celebration in my day. I get to spend 4 days with my beautiful children, and this morning those children started the day playing together happily… so…..

Celebration Slice Two:  I decided to make some oatmeal cookies for a breakfast treat. This was an exercise in patience for sure.  I usually base my cookies off of this recipe,  but for some reason I used this recipe today. With both recipes, I substitute half a banana per egg, and I add chocolate chips to the one that doesn’t have them. Such good cookies, and you can pretend they are a healthy breakfast: gluten free, vegan, oatmeal! (shhh…. we just don’t mention the chocolate chips.)

Because my kitchen is still (forever?) in a state of renovation, I can never find anything – so I mixed my cookies with one dough hook in my hand mixer.

It worked!
It worked!

I miss my stand mixer. The motor burned out (with actual smoke) years ago, when I tried to make galaxy playdough for H’s science birthday party. As for my hand mixer, it worked fine until one one of the beaters broke. (H and E were using it for an invention…) Now I can only find one dough hook. I guess it’s time to go find some replacement parts online! Just as I decided that my one dough hook would do the trick, and all was well,  realized my baking soda was depleted. (The kids did science experiments awhile ago, and I keep forgetting to buy more…) I dumped all the baking soda in the cookies and hoped for the best. As the cookies were baking, I thought to myself how this was definitely a slice of life…but time would tell if it could also be a celebration. The cookies were a little crumblier than usual… but they were still delicious and popular with the kids and grandparents who came for “Coffee Hour.”

I had to hide some because E kept sneaking back for more.
I had to hide some because E kept sneaking back for more.

Celebration Slice Three: The snow started melting and the temperature crept up towards 50 degrees! We played with our neighbors.  There’s nothing like fresh air to make you celebrate the day.  And when you are 4 or 7 or 10. . . I bet it feels even more like heaven. 

Jackets shed
Bikes ridden
Snow moved 
Snow melted
Waterways & dams created
Shirt shed
("No,H - Go put a shirt on" was said.)

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2 thoughts on “#sol14 March: Celebrate Saturday Spring

  1. The oatmeal cookies sound delicious! Could you please send some to Denver?? Hope you have lots of fun with your children during your break!

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