Today is supposed to be really nice weather wise and I’m glad because I have a pretty busy afternoon ahead of me. Well, not too busy, but busy enough. Regina has therapy right after school and from there we are going to the YMCA to get a little exercise in. (side note: if I ever spell exercise correctly without needing it fixed in spell check I will fall over.) We were going to go yesterday after Marshal and I’s therapy, but that didn’t work out — I felt like shit. This baby is terrorizing my belly and making it super sore so I just couldn’t do it. Instead I complained for hours until it was time to lay down.
I am making shredded beef sandwiches in the crock pot so dinner will be ready when anyone wants to eat. I love my crock pot for busy days. This recipe is super simple: pot roast, pepperocinis, beef broth, and herbs throw some sautéed onions and beef on a bun — Boom! Everyone is happy. I got the recipe from Pioneer Woman and usually it’s done on the stove top but the crock pot works just as well. Here’s the recipe if your interested. It’s really good and obviously easy. If you do it in the crock pot the times would be HIGH: 4-5 hours or LOW: 6-8 hours. I’ll be doing it on high since my meats still defrosting lol When it’s done you’ll know cause the meat will just fall apart. It reheats well too if you’re lucky enough to have any leftover.
Other than therapy and the Y, I don’t have anything planned for today. I’ll probably try to get outside with Henry and play for a bit in the garden. I have some plants to move out of their temporary planters, some pansy’s I still need to get in the ground and a lot of bulbs to plan for. We bought a ton of gladiolas and coleus bulbs last weekend and even though I’m still a week or two away from being able to put them in the ground I’ve got to figure out their placement. Our first batch of tulips are wilting and just about done, it makes me sad to see them go but I am super happy that they bloomed and looked so beautiful. I’m patting at myself on the back for a job well done!
The garden beds still aren’t done and Aidan has also started a new project. He’s so much like I was 10 years ago – started a million things and not completing them. It doesn’t drive me crazy because I used to do the same thing but it does kind of get to me. He’ll get better at it when he sees how much easier it is to do one thing at a time. He worked outside for almost 5 hours last Sunday so he’s certainly putting the time in. I think he’ll finish the beds this weekend. I really hope he does.
Here are some pictures I took yesterday of the back yard. They aren’t the best cause I used my phone but they turned out well enough.