oh the tiredness...

millie was home yesterday and the day before with just some kind of exhaustion sickness. and i think i had it yesterday. i actually went to bed before 9:00! hopefully she and i will be better today. 

last night i was asking maxx if he had seen some object on the floor in the playroom that he had forgotten to pick up and his answer was.... (wait for it people...)

“no, i think my ocular short term memory isn’t working too well these days”.

i don’t really know what that means, except that i do know the use of the words “ocular short term memory” means he will never date. i hope it also means that instead of dating he will use his time to make lots of $$$$$$$$$$$$ so adam and i have the finest of retirement homes.

maxx and rosie swim a couple of afternoons a week at our neighbor’s pool with their friends, jackson and davis. i love it when they come home off the bus and say those wonderful words, “jackson and davis want us to come swimming, and their dad said that it was okay with him!” that is THE BEST because when they come home from swimming they are so famished that whatever i have made (or the leftovers i have pulled out of the fridge) is the BEST FOOD EVER to them. and they go to bed before 8:30 and are snoozing away in about 5 minutes.... yesterday afternoon was a swimming day. aah, life is good.

millie made this recipe yesterday because we had old bananas and it is the YUMMIEST thing EVER. she was so proud of her first ALL by herself totally from scratch cooking. no boxes, no mixes, no me helping (remember that i was in total exhaustion mode and she was getting over her two days of it.) she also made me a cup of hot tea and served it to me with one of these banana brownies. i do not deserve her, but i do deserve one of these yummy brownies (which is a misnomer because they are actually yellow with chocolate chips in them)...

Banana Brownies 

3/4 cup butter (soft)

2/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 t vanilla
2 ripe bananas (mashed)
2 cups flour

2 t baking powder

1/2 t salt
one bag of milk chocolate chips

mix everything together and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

let cool and enjoy (don't overbake -- they look a bit "undone" sometimes)

that is all i have for you today, i HAVE to go and finish my Bible study because we meet today and i am one day behind on “living beyond yourself”... well, i am actually YEARS behind on “living beyond myself”. sometimes i don’t think i am even “living up to myself”, mostly i am “just putting up with my bad self”...