Tuesday we had dinner with my parents, and by the time I got home I was so exhausted, I went straight to bed. I did manage to put up fencing around the plant shelves to prevent the cats from getting into them any more. I used my nose to find all of the plants that had been peed in. The cats claimed four pepper plants and a container with pea plants, and additionally ate at least two cucumber plants and another pea plant (the one in the fish tank that was doing so well). I'm very displeased with their behavior, but I understand that it's natural for them to want to use dirt as a toilet, and to eat tasty vegetation. I just wish they'd be happy with their own food and toys and litter box. When I have spare money, I plan to buy the Litter Kwitter. If anyone is feeling generous, I'd be happy to receive it as a gift - I'll even blog about it! In similar news - if anyone has catnip seeds they would like to donate, I would love to plant some here.
Wednesday I looked up a recipe, bought ingredients, made dinner (well, more helped my husband make dinner), and had my parents over. We had Eggplant Parmesan and it was delicious! I had never tried eggplant before, so it was all new to me, but totally worth it. We made two pans as the recipe said it serves 4-6 people, but one pan fed all eight people with some to spare. The recipe I used is here, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a fantastic dish that takes some prep time and counter space.
The last couple of days I've been unbelievably tired. I've been assuming it's because my bed is uncomfortable, and that I have a baby who doesn't sleep through the night, but today I could barely get out of bed I was so tired (I'm sure the migraine didn't help either). Fortunately, my husband played super-dad and took care of the baby and #3 - who was home sick after throwing up shortly after our eggplant dinner. I woke up long enough to eat breakfast, then back to bed until lunch, then back to bed until dinner, which I didn't even finish before going back to bed. I woke up again between nine and ten in the evening, and decided to get to blogging! Poor #3 got sick again as I was trying to blog, so she's now showered and asleep on the couch. She's upset she'll miss "pajama day" at school tomorrow. I told her she could wear her pajamas all day tomorrow at home instead. If she were home schooled, or online schooled, she could have pajama day any day, and she wouldn't have to miss out on lessons if she felt well enough to do them, even if she was sick. But she will remain in Montessori school for at least next year, and probably the next three school years. I'm not confident enough at this point to school her myself since she needs a speech pathologist. Besides, she loves going to school. How many people have an 8-year old who's upset to miss school, even after spending two days throwing up?