Still working on banishing the winter blues. We have been crafting and baking and resting trying to get rid of all the winter sickies!
Last night, we celebrated the start of the Chinese New Year. We had these delicious cold sesame noodles. I found the recipe in Family Fun magazine (love it!). The kids had mixed reviews. Squirrel ate her bowl to comply with the bribe of dessert. The little guy choked down 2 bites and a banana. Can't win them all!
(PS-The little guy-I am going to call him Dozer. He was pretty giant from birth through his first couple of years and earned the nickname of Dozer from a super favorite uncle. So, Dozer it is!)
We swept the house completely to start the new year with a clean (ish) house. We wore some red, as red is traditonally a lucky color. We also decorated with a couple of new plants, to symbolize the rebirth in the new year. The kids loved this stuff. We still plan to make some lanterns, and do some other arts and crafts for the new year. The Chinese New Year celebrations still last for a couple of weeks, so plan some fun stuff!
In other news, I am starting some painting in our house. I finished the living room that I started 2 years ago, and I started the kitchen. I have been given a two week deadline on this one, so it doesn't spill over to 1 year or more (oops). I have been reading this book (Change Your Home Change Your Life) too, which is pretty inspirational for getting your home in order and looking the way you will love. My plan is to paint every room in our house, since we have lived here 7+ years, and most rooms still have only primer on the walls! I will keep you updated (hopefully!).