I had a pretty uneventful weekend. I did lots of little things like taking the recycling to the recycling center, playing with my boys, and finishing up my taxes. My husband spent most of Saturday fixing his Dad's snowmachine, and then we put all of them back out in our shed. I went with him to do that. I made the mistake of not wearing a coat, and as Springtime in Wyoming often goes, it changed from being a perfectly nice day to snowing and blowing while we were out there. I was out in it too - trying to keep all the machines running while he opened the shed so we could put them away. (He put new fuel and stabilizer in them and wanted to run it through the engines before we put them away, so I had to make sure they kept running.)
As for me, I got a lot of rest and also finished the book I've been reading - The Time in Between by Maria Duenas. It was very good. I don't usually read fiction, and I picked this one up solely because of the cover, and it was a good read. The main character is a seamstress and sewing plays a major role throughout the book, so it was perfectly suited to me. It was a long book though - somewhere around 600 pages.
Today I think it's time to get back to the Spring cleaning I've let slide. I did manage to sort and re-organize my chest freezer the other day, but nothing else has been done lately. I had been busy with the taxes and financial stuff. And on Thursday I took the baby to the pediatrician and got a really good report. He's up to 15 pounds now and the doctor seems to think his troubles are completely under control and said we could, "treat him like a normal kid" which means we don't have to go back until he turns one!! We had been visiting the doctor every 2-3-4 weeks since he was born, so this will seem like quite a long break :) Of course he is still allergic to eggs, dairy, nuts and wheat, but I'm figuring out how to deal with that. He eats all kinds of foods now. I had been challenged by not being able to give him cereal or crackers, bread or pasta, but then I found some brown rice pasta in the grocery store and will give that a shot. That stuff is very pricey - $6 for a pound! - and the eight year old tried to "help out" by making mac and cheese for lunch one day (without permission) and he used most of the bag of the expensive stuff, which I couldn't even salvage because he put velveeta in with the boiling water and noodles. Yeah. Big lesson there. He had permission to make himself Ramen noodles. So he's in the process of doing $6 worth of chores. His intentions were good, but... Anyway, at least there is a little bit left in the bag so I can let the baby try it before investing another $6. I'm pretty sure he'll like it though. So far avocados and peas are the only things he doesn't like. And he'll eat the peas if they're mixed in with sweet potatoes or squash. Okay, I better get on with my day now ;)