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Busy Work at Home Mom

Have I mentioned lately how much I appreciate all of you who take the time to read my lil’ ol’ blog each day?  Well, I do!  Not that I make any money doing this, but I am hoping that soon certain businesses will realize that all of the smart and savvy readers of My Three Angles just might want to buy their products. Then they can just start sending me beauty or fashion boxes (Hello? Stitch Fix? Is that you at the other end of this pretend phone call?)  or maybe even some money.  Right now I consider this blog my job, and let me tell you, being a work at home Mommy blogger is no easy task!

Röbert and the big kids are all up and making all kinds of noise by 7 AM every day, and it is hard for me to sleep through.  When he travels out of town or has a meeting am the one who has to get Merlin and Starling on the bus.  I am up early too.  I need to get to the gym for my 9 AM kick-boxing elite class, and Hummus would be devastated not to spend as much time as possible in the child care there.  After kick-boxing elite I usually have a sauna and then coffee in the cafe before I meet some friends for barre or pilates.  We end the day with spin class or kettle bells most days, then Hummus and I rush out to pick up the ingredients for dinner from a restaurant or gourmet shop.  Sometimes I am so busy I forget to even grab lunch for me and Hummus, LOL!

When we get home it is time for a nap for Hummus and I spend at least 45 minutes writing and watching television and keeping up with my social media and talking on the phone and doing kegels and looking through catalogues and looking luxury homes up online.  Then I relax until Merlin and Starling get home.  They always have a lot to say, so I distract them by handing them my old iPad, so they can play games, or I put Frozen on the television.  Both activities are very educational since they are both so very creative.  Hummus loves to spend the afternoon quietly entertaining himself in his crib.

I try to have dinner on the table by 4 PM, because children need their sleep, then Merlin gives the baby his bath and they all go upstairs to bed by 5:30.  The big kids are allowed to read in bed, but they have had colds coming on, so they have been exhausted from the Benadryl all week, so it is pretty quiet up there by 5:45 most nights.  Röbert checks on them when he gets home, so I, at last, have a moment to myself!  Phew!

I made myself a lil' dinner last night.  The martini was my appetizer, then dinner and dessert are on the counter.  LOL!

I made myself a lil’ dinner last night. The martini was my appetizer, then dinner and dessert are on the counter. LOL!

 

How to Eat

One of my readers asked me to share a cooking post with all of you.  I know that a lot of people wonder how I keep such a slender figure but, like all of the supermodels I know, I just eat whatever I want.  I guess I have a great metabolism.

For my children I love to make kiddie favorites like organic vegan corn dogs and organic gluten-free chicken nuggets.  Organic, vegan and gluten-free mean healthy, so I don’t need to worry about them.  These all go in the microwave and they LOVE them, so it leaves me a lil’ extra time to pamper ME from time to time.

Here is my dinner tonight.  I feel bad that I didn’t take photos of each step, but you will be able to see the finished plates at least.

My first course was a cocktail.   It is my own recipe, a Celery-Vodka Martini, so refreshing!

 

Ingredients:

Thinly sliced celery stalk

Vodka

Vermouth

 

Method:

Slice a celery stalk to the thinnest sliver imaginable.  Slice off any parts that look extraneous,

Pour Vodka in glass, practically to the top.  Think about vermouth and reject the idea, LOL.

Put the celery stalk in the glass and use it to stir the flavors together.

Enjoy!

 

This is so sinful, but a nice treat at the end of the day.

This is so sinful, but a nice treat at the end of the day.

For my main course I had celery soup, which is one of my favorites!  It is so rich and delicious on a cold evening.  It is also one of my very own recipes.

 

Ingredients:

Thinly sliced celery stalk (I use the one from my martini)

2 cups local mineral water

 

Method:

Chop the celery.  Put the water and the celery in a pot and boil it for 25 minutes.  Serve hot.

This is my winter go to recipe.  It fills me right up! I don't usually eat the celery.

This is my winter go to recipe. It fills me right up! I don’t usually eat the celery.

Of course I always want dessert!  I love to eat and, like all the girls I know, I think sweets are the best part of my evening.

 

 

Ingredients:

Freshly whipped cream

Blueberry

Apple

Siracha

 

Method:

Whip some heavy cream with lots of sugar, and some delicious smelling vanilla extract.  Really smell it and think about just how delicious it will taste.

Slice a blueberry super thin.

Slice an apple so thin you can see through it.

Put the sliced blueberry and one slice of the apple on the plate in attractive manner.  Put a dollop of whipped cream on the plate and quickly rinse the spoon before you can be tempted to lick it, even though it smells so fantastic.

Eat one blueberry slice.  Chew the other ones, then spit them out.  Lick the apple slice then cover it and the whipped cream with Siracha so you won’t be tempted to eat them.

OMG!  My favorite recipe ever! I am a real piggy when it gets to dessert, but who cares?

OMG! My favorite recipe ever! I am a real piggy when it gets to dessert, but who cares?

 

I hope you all enjoy my recipes.  Who knows, maybe someday I will write a cookbook.