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Journey With Cookbooks #9

This is sadly not a recipe post…

I have slowly discovered that not all days will be a new recipe day…sometimes you want an easy dinner that you know exactly how to make it and you are not panicking.

I’ve had those nights for the past two dinners. One night I made hamburgers; the other I made One Pot Beef Stroganoff. Both delicious!

I’ve been making good headway on the frontier cookbook. More completed than not.

I really do love this cookbook. Anyone who wants to mix up their Cooking, or husband who want a change…get her or yourself this cookbook!

The dinner time one is more of a big family cookbook. Or if you want to have foods stored up in your freezer for easy meals.

Which I do think having dinner plans made ahead of time is a smart idea, but not when you are on a mission to discover new recipes. So I think I will keep this one around, but I’m going to start a new cookbook.

I discovered I had another one!! Elizabeth took all the cookbooks out of their space and placed them throughout the house…😒

I already glanced through, and it looks delicious!

So hopefully by my next cooking post I will have a recipe planned. But this post is for all the moms…exploring is good, but don’t burn yourself out at the beginning. Do your everyday recipes when you get tired. Keep cooking as a fun thing to do not a hassle.

Have a happy Wednesday. It is currently 28 degrees….this is a normal Spring…🙄 I do miss actually Spring…

Supposedly the happiest word is laughter…

The deed is done.

So you wait for it to grow.

Waiting.

Feeling.

Loving.

The heartbeat is strong,

So you, of course, push on.

Softness.

Warmth.

And love.

They see you for the first time.

Happiness comes to mind.

I decided today I would write a poem. It’s been a while since I wrote poetry but my style hasn’t changed. I needed some inspiration so I looked up the word of the day….and came upon The Happiest Word: Laughter. I understand their reasoning. But my happiest word would have to be birth.

Birth. Bring into life. The mom’s in the world…you understand. Even if there are days where you think you will lose all your hair you just need to remember that when they opened their eyes and saw you for the first time…they knew.

Elizabeth has been too much of a sweet sweet to draw…but knowing her personality, I will have something soon.

4-13-21 8:57am

Enjoy your Tuesday. ❤️

Life As A Mama #29

This happened last night…

So it begins…
Hiding in her animals and screaming at me…right after, out of anger, she threw all her animals everywhere…
Same with the books…
Proceeding to scream into the chair. She also pushed the foot stool into my foot and broke my toe nail…I put that up so no more of my toes would harmed.
Before throwing a temper tantrum she tried bite and scratch me out of anger….my angry little thing…
Save me…
She calmed enough to snuggle daddy. She only did soft whimpers into his shoulder. 😒
After about 10min she was somewhat sleeping in Daddy’s arms. Only whimpering occasionally.
Letting her fully fall asleep in mama’s arms before putting her in her bed. She is my sweet sweet again…❤️
Bed time!!

The hubby is back on day shifts at work, so it means I will not have his help tonight. 😳

Please let her do better tonight…🙏 All moms who understand what I am experiencing please pray for me and my sanity.

Original by enily2jane
3-19-21

Still…happy it is the weekend!! and when we woke up today she was once again my snuggling sweet sweet!! 🥰

Life As A Mama #18

Today was too crazy, for me to set aside time to draw.

It was a Daddy day. So anything to do with mama was “the end of the world!” And dad slept in until 10am. So a few hours of just misery.

I had to make dinner early so the hubby could take some to work tonight. So of course that meant dishes…my meaning of life. 😖

Nap time. Mama was wanted. 🙄

Daddy left for work…”END OF THE WORLD” naughty baby to the extreme. Her answer when I told her stop doing that, “Dada yeah, dada yeah.”

Supposedly everything she does, dada would say yeah! 😩

I did one productive thing…I entered various recipes I had randomly jotted down. 😎

Only to finish, walk over, and see her pouring her milk on her puzzle…🤯 Time out! guess what…

“END OF THE WORLD”

When is this day going to be done…I’m done.

Enjoy your Saturday night! I will probably be suffering; meaning, someone out there in the world should have a good night! Please do!!

Life As A Mama #16

Can you relate?

Typing away at my story…I’m on a roll!
Baby fingers appear…(my computer is a touch screen)😖
Struggling to type with one hand…now baby fingers are typing…
FINE!! I surrender. Save. Shut Down. Close.
Snuggles 🥰
Me: “WHAT!?!” H
er: Laughing as she runs away.
Well now what do I do…
Original by emily2jane
2-9-21

She got what she wanted…mom’s complete attention. Now she just leaves me. Similar to a cat. Haha 😅

Life as A Mama #14

I felt so accomplished, but it was abruptly dismissed.

I really do hate alarms. But at least it’s going off at 8:30am and not like in my younger years at 4:30am.
She has her own bed, but occasionally she “snuggles”
Clothes picked out. Breakfast prepared!
Muffins, check
Tea, check
Alarm, check
#1 Baby dressed #
2 Baby fed
#3 Jacket on
Ready to….
hahahaha…now ready…
Original
emily2jane
1-27-21

Probably a mom has experienced this many times. My feeling of accomplishment was taken by surprise snow. I despise surprise snow when I have to go somewhere. Well it was a crisp 18 degrees this morning; so the snow keeps on giving. Enjoy your Wednesday.

Life As A Mama #13

All moms will understand…all husbands be grateful to your wife…go give her a hug or kiss. Us moms are always super moms…😎

1. On my phone
2. Watch a movie with family
3. Shower w/o baby
4. Played w/ baby
5. Off page but etc…
Imagine all the dishes dirty…and all the laundry…
ALL!
Close to collapsing…

The dishes were done also the entire kitchen…3 hrs later mama was exhausted. I did the laundry the next day…9 loads later…all done!!😓

So again…husbands give your wives a kiss and hug. They deserve both!! Mama’s are awesome!

I learned it from mine, thanks mama for teaching me the tools to be a mama ❤️ Have a fresh start to your week.

The original…(usually I draw these at night while my daughter is distracted…so like 15min)

Life As A Mama #12

Another comic of my life. It keeps me drawing even if it’s simple drawings.

Mental lists…moms understand…
Exhaustion…
Imagine this happening as your eyes are closed and you just hear baby feet and chairs moving. 6 times.
In our living room
She understands completely, but she is at the age of not forming word phrases well…
Just try and feel my lack of energy…

All moms in the world may understand this…

But my daughter loves to clean. She got a set of toy cleaning tools for Christmas from her grandma, and Elizabeth uses them constantly. It’s nice usually, she likes to clean up her own messes and gets upset when she cannot get it clean.

However when you want to relax and your toddler decides it’s cleaning time you cannot say no, because you want to continue her love of cleaning; so that you will have a helper in the future.

So I mustered up the energy and I mopped. The floor is clean but I was exhausted.

1/16/21
Drawn by: emily2jane

Life as A Mama #11

My experience today…

I decided to slow things down today and do a yoga exercise video. Just to stretch and strengthen my core. It sounded relaxing.

Going along it was great. Got to the cool down part of the video…this happened.

I had it casted on the TV so the voice said “now close your eyes and relax you entire body”
I felt like I died.

I died. So only close your eyes if you do not have a toddler around. She was so well behaved as I did the video, so I let my guard down…

It was funny that after she emptied my lunges the lady talking said, “Control your breathing, and let out all your air in your lunges,” Elizabeth was just a little bit ahead of the video…😜

Enjoy your weekend 😎