Remember a month ago when I posted about taking a late night run to the ER with my youngest son? I didn’t tell you that at 4:00 in the morning, as we were driving home, our van decided it didn’t want to operate correctly. At first, I didn’t notice it. I was dazed from lack of sleep and my first thought was that the engine was just cold. But, when I happened to look down at my speed and see I was going only 50 mph and the tachometer was pointing to 5. My thinking changed. Maybe things weren’t operating as they should be.
Since I had someone following me rather closely, which I found odd since it was in the wee hours of the morning on a country road. I turned onto the next back road (more back then the one I had been on!). I chugged along at a whopping speed of 30 mph rolling along the quiet, sleepy dirt roads. Asking my son every so often how he was doing and apologizing for our delayed arrival at home. By the time I pulled into our driveway the oil light was on. I’m no mechanic, but I figured that was not a good sign!
As I soon found out, I was correct in my assumption. My husband looked it over the next day, took it for a short drive and declared the engine toast, beyond repair. Our van is Ka-put. So, we are now a one vehicle family. Duration unknown.
Honestly, this doesn’t bother me. There is so much to do around my home that I am eternally kept busy! I’m pretty sure homeschooling attributes to this in a big way. Most days its all I can do to keep meals on the table, dishes in the cupboards and underwear washed.
But, today I am feeling the urge to bake. Maybe its because all the cookies I made for Valentine’s day have been consumed. I’m pretty positive I didn’t eat more than my fair share, Ahem!
I’m thinking a batch of these would be yummy.
Cranberry Upside Down Muffins
And for my children who aren’t huge fans of cranberries I will use this bright green, shredded zucchini that I froze from last summer’s bounty to make delicious loaves of
And while I am thus employed, I will gaze out my window at this gorgeous frosty scene.
And be thankful for this time of quietness in my home.