While we were driving to town the other day, Avery said that there were pumpkin pies EVERYWHERE! They kept seeing them on porch steps and in front of stores. So, we drove out to the produce stand near Columbia Falls and bought each child a pumpkin pie. They are now displayed on our own porch steps awaiting carving. Well, that is, if we ever get around to it. They look quite pretty as they are, so I don't think I'll mind terribly if we don't carve out their insides.
I am making this beef stew for dinner, and since I haven't eaten anything for breakfast I am feeling quite hungry as I mentally think of what I need to take out of the refrigerator. I have used this recipe before, and it is delicious. I don't put the orange peel in though because I thought it was a little too overpowering. It's really yummy without it anyway.
School is going so well lately. I cannot believe how much I am enjoying it. I am doing exceptionally well in all of my classes and am in awe that the semester is half over already! I can't wait to see what classes I'll be taking next semester.
I know a while back I mentioned that we were potty training, but we stopped. I am horribly inconsistent when it comes to this particular task and have been really lazy about it. But, after this weekend, I decided I will now do exactly what everyone says not to do and FORCE MY CHILDREN TO BE POTTY TRAINED. I do not care if it takes two months, they now wear panties in the daytime and are learning that they are supposed to use the damn potty. You may wonder what has caused such an extreme reaction to this. Well, let me tell you:
POOP. EVERYWHERE. GROUND. INTO. THE. CARPET. AND. THEIR. HAIR.
And that is all I have to say on that subject.