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Wow.  This past week flew by. School’s back in session, which means the from scratch, home-cooked meals have been put on hiatus until I can resume a relatively livable schedule. Luckily, there is salad, eggs, and bread.  We’ve eaten any combinations of those three things everyday now for over a week. My coffee consumption has double- one in the morning, one in the afternoon- to get me through the days.  School is great, though.  The kids are fantastic, my room looks great, I like my schedule. I’m just trying to remember how to live as a working woman, rather then a relaxed vacationing woman. Here’s a lunch I packed of olive bread, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and fruit- again salad and bread.

One thing I haven’t given up is my crafting.  I spend a little time each night, after dinner either cross-stitching or crocheting.  I’m in the middle of two crochet projects.  That blue baby blanket is just about finished. It’s my goal for today. I also bought a very complicated counted cross-stitch project.  I’ve been taking progressive pictures of it.  I won’t tell you what it is, or post a picture of the packaging just yet, so you can follow along with my progressing.  I’m working only in one general area of the canvas right now, so one of the shapes is starting to flesh out. I’m loving this project.  I find is insanely relaxing and meditative to read from key and count where things go.  It’s like a logic puzzle- like sudoku, only at the end you get a pretty picture!

I’ve been awful about keeping up with my reading.  I missed my last book club meeting because we flew back from vacation that day;  but I did finish the book, Any Human Heart by William Boyd.  I loved it.  It’s written as the journals of writer Logan Mountstuart and follows him from his last years in his English high school to his death. The details and humor were captivating.

I’m about 200 pages away from finishing Middlesex. Still loving it!

I made some banana bread last night.  Our bananas were turning black, so I thought I’d remedy that.  We didn’t have any eggs though (because we’d already eaten through 8 this week) so I googled “eggless banana bread.”  I came up with this recipe from Baking Bits. It’s easy and the bread turned out pretty good. I like my regular go-to recipe a little better, but this wasn’t bad for when there are no eggs in the house.

It’s likely I won’t update again until next weekend- my husband is out of town and I’m trying to make evening plans so that I don’t end up at school until 8 or 9 every night. So, have a great week!

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