I did it. I blipped. I caved in and ate a cream sauce. sigh….

BUT in order to rectify the situation, I made a massive vegan dinner and ate guilt-free. Man, I am so pissed at myself. And it’s not like I was craving it…I was just being lazy and petulant and didn’t want to order a garden salad. UGH. Anyway, here’s what we had…talk about yummy. 🙂

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We had steamed artichokes, homemade pita chips, storebought seasoned artichoke hearts & olives & sundried tomatoes, garlic & sundried tomato hummus, fresh corn off the cob with cumin and lime, and fresh guac. We ate til we were deliriously happy. The cookathon followed the inevitable pre-school shopathon. Lara’s school supply list is offensively long and quite a pretty penny. For some reason, here in Germany, they have the most expensive backpacks I have ever seen. Her backpack cost more than her supplies (which were a slap in the face). Top it all off, we will only be here a few more weeks. Absolutely insane. So we were shopping all day long. Lara is on cloud freakin nine, though. She is a bit like me, I think, and she enjoys doing tedious things like making labels and neatly organizing all her crap…and checking and rechecking lists, etc.

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At the time this photo was taken, it was probably the third time she had unpacked and then repacked her backpack. She’s a bit excited. hee hee

Mia was feeling a bit left out, though. So we bought her watercolors, a pad, a portfolio and some new brushes. That perked her right up. In fact, as soon as I handed them to her to say they were for her, she shouted, “Let’s go home right now!!” After I said no, she proceeded to sulk for the duration for the shopping trip mumbling “I wanna go home and paint.”

And while I was labeling enough junk to start a stationery shop, Mia asked me to put her name on her paintbrushes. So, then I labeled all of Mia’s stuff, too. This is an OCD person’s dream….“Here, Jan…label this.” Good times.

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Then Lara decided she wanted to snap some photos around the living room.

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So that was our day in a nutshell. Lots of running around and slaving over delicious tapas and cash flowing from the very pores of our beings. Good times.

Hey, uh…..you gonna label that? :0)

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