I love those times when Drew falls asleep in the car on the way home from errands, or, like today on the way home from my mom’s. It’s not very often that he’ll really cuddle anymore… he’s too busy. There is so much he wants to do, I mean, it’s urgent he rides the fire truck at the very moment or find his octopus to put in the farm (and yes, I did say octopus in the farm… we have an imagination here). When he falls asleep in the car, and I have to do the delicate dance of pulling him out but keep him sleeping, it is the rare and wonderful cuddle time of a sweet 30 pound body curled up in my arms, head on my shoulder and dead weight. It’s the slow walk into the house to savor the sweetness of someone whose boundless energy finally ran out… and it’s trying to imprint on my memory what he feels like, what his breath is like in my hair so that I never forget his preciousness when he’s too old to fall asleep in the car… it’s in these moments that I tell AJ “I hope I never forget this” because isn’t it the normal, ordinary times that are the most precious?
I’ve been making more crockpot recipes lately, my goodness are they easy! I did a Tomato and Parmesan soup last night and the night before a Thai Chicken Curry. I thought both were excellent… but today it’s a Apple and Pear Butter that I wanted to post about.
It’s ultra easy, here is the recipe from Martha Stewart, although below you’ll see my slightly altered recipe that I thought was great. Note: some wording was taken from Martha’s recipe.
Are you wondering why you haven’t seem loads of home projects lately? Here’s one of the reasons: