SNOW DAY!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program…
Today I had planned to blog about our debt free challenge (please let me know if you have a catchier name), however, I was surprised to find that my office was closed due to inclimate weather.  I guess three inches (and counting) of sleet will do that.
Matt was already off today, so we were excited to have a family snow day.  But what do you do on a snow day?  Besides, there isn’t any actual snow on the ground and frankly the sleet stings a little when you are standing outside.  So that leaves us stuck inside.  Doing household crap.  Which is pretty much like any other day.  
Breakfast.  
Allison was eating pomegranate arils while waiting for the main course.  Once she was presented with the oatmeal, I turned my back to refill her milk and turned around to find this.
She had added the remaining pomegranate to her oatmeal.  Quite impressively, I might add, since she didn’t spill any while pouring.  Apparently it is quite delicious.  But I’m thinking she would like anything with pomegranate.  And if you have no idea what pomegranate arils are, let me explain.
This is a pomegranate.

And these are the seeds (aka arils) that are inside.

Looks like something from outer space, eh?  

But getting to the pomegranate goodness isn’t actually that tough.  Do you sense a tutorial?  Then you would be correct.
  1. Score the outside of the pomegranate with a large (sharp) knife at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock.
  2. Pull apart the sections and start gently pulling the seeds off the white membranes with your fingers. 
  3. Drop seeds into a bowl of water to separate the arils from any remaining pith.
  4. Skim the pith and drain the seeds.
  5. Serve on salads, as a garnish (in say a martini), or eat ’em plain.  They have a bit of a crunch because of the little seed inside, but it’s totally edible.

Morning.

I wanted to wash her hair.  Because this is what she did yesterday.  And it was a sticky, knotty mess. 
 
However, she doesn’t like having her hair did.  So, trying to keep her laying on the counter so I could wash her hair in the kitchen sink?  It was like wrangling a croc.  I guess that could be my back up plan should this whole Inbound Lead Specialist gig not work out.

Naptime.

I sat in front of the computer trying to ignore the toddler jumping in her crib in the room above me.  For 90 minutes.  This is why I’m thankful I can blog at work.  Because I’m not very good at ignoring distraction. 
Afternoon.

I decided to start cooking.  However, it couldn’t be something simple like baking cookies.  I had to make a bundt cake.  Which I’ve never done before.  And I didn’t stop there.  In order to keep the munchkin busy, I made play doh first.  It probably would’ve helped to start with a clean slate because by the time I was ready to make the cake, the kitchen was trashed, I was out of clean measuring cups, and it was nearly 4 o’clock. 

But I got it done and attempted to take a break between baking and dinner.  Which turned out to be an hour spent dealing with poop.  Because my child decided to not wear a diaper.  But in her defense, I let her.  Because I was tired of toddler wrangling.  And she had already pooped in the morning.  And twice in one day?  That wouldn’t happen, right?  Wrong.

Dinner

I decided to bump Wednesday’s dinner plan to tonight since I knew that it was pretty labor intensive.  And I neglected to factor in the amount of time it takes to make a new recipe.  But the chicken pot pies turned out quite tasty despite the fact that I didn’t have the right size ramekins and the crust sunk into the filling and looked like a meteor hit them.

Evening.

Tuesday night is Biggest Loser night.  Usually accompanied by ice cream.  However, a toddler without a nap makes it near impossible to watch television.  And eat ice cream in front of her?  Not gonna happen.  By the time she is finally in bed, we are wiped out…  Once again proving that it is drastically more difficult to be home all day with her than at work.  Yet, I still miss being home.  Everyday.

So what do you do on a snow day?

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3 Responses to SNOW DAY!

  1. Kristy says:

    I read this right before going to bed last night and I seriously had a dream about removing those arils from a pomegranate! Maybe it's a sign we had a loooong snow day too :)

  2. Jessica says:

    Weve had quite a bit of snow this season but I am happy to say at this point we have no snow…I am SO ready for Spring!!

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  3. Mika says:

    We had snow days on Tuesday and Wednesday. Nice!!
    I'm following from the blog hop.
    I'd love a follow back at http://www.mikaspantry.blogspot.com
    Thanks,
    Mika