I dabbled in my first non-food Pinterest project - a menu board.
It took me ALL DAY.
Sigh. Alllllll daaaaay.
I started at 8:30am. Hot glue gun, a broken repurposed cutting board, popsicle sticks, cardstock, ribbon...
By lunchtime, I needed Sweetie to eat three small boxes of raisins so I could make my little boxes (for Poultry, Soups/Seafood/Slow Cooker, & Red Meat).
I worked on it in spurts throughout the day. If you have a 2 year old, you know that everything takes longer with help. My office is a disaster as all the crayon wrappers were peeled away, boxes of stickers dumped onto floors, ribbons streamed across the sky.
And as my family slept peacefully just after midnight, I finished up the last of my ingredients for the backs of my 52 little cards. Wow.
I now have a (rather obviously) handmade version of the same information I keep week-to-week on a Note on my iPhone - but now with shopping lists so that I don't have to sit and make my weekly lists while referencing countless cookbooks and online sources. And it's kitschy...for my kitchen.
I mentioned it was Arts & Crafts Day for both of us, right?
Well, Sweetie found a pencil and some scrap paper and made her first unprompted drawing. She has scribbled lines on a MagnaDoodle here and there before, but I finally got real art from her. A defined shape with purpose.
A round shape. A pretty good one for a first circle - meeting completely and everything. And two eyes that I watched her draw but the mechanical pencil lead wasn't advanced enough to show anything for it. "Cat," she said to me.
Arts. Ur doin it rite.