Saturday, October 16, 2010
Girls Night In & S'Mores
Last night was also the first time I've left Rosanna and not had feelings of dread, guilt, trepidation, angst, sorrow, regret, well you get the idea. I discovered being a mommy AND having me-time. You may be saying, "duh" and possibly you are correct. Consider, however, that a month ago I had no desire to have me-time. I was totally mommified (new word). My gut felt like: me-time is time that I could be with my baby, and what is better than being with my baby? Nothing. And just like that, me-time died.
So today comes with new realizations. The kind that older and wiser beings tell you over and over but that you have to experience for yourself to really get it. I can be 'mommy' and be 'me'. In fact, I don't have to distinguish the two. Who I am in this moment is 'me' with some awesome upgrades (see: mom).
And I had fun! Un-clung (baby reference) fun. I chatted with girlfriends without my eyes darting about, tracking my crawler. I WORE EARRINGS! Then, a few hours later, I reconnected with my little bundle- and it was ok.
On a different note, I made S'Mores bars. I know! I was excited too! I envisioned lovely rectangular bars, layered in chocolate and white marshmallow. I heard people ooh-ing and ahh-ing at the magnificence I had created. Dream big!
First I made a dough with graham cracker dust (I accomplished 'dust' by putting them in a big ziplock and using a rolling pin on them). Then half of it goes into the bottom of a baking dish that I lined with parchment paper.
While it was in the oven, Jazzy Belle reminded me of how wonderful it is to be a cat:
Do you wanna make these S'Mores Bars? I found the recipe at The Hungry Mouse: http://www.thehungrymouse.com/2010/06/05/smores-bars/