A Quiet Night at Home
Since I don't have much to share on here these days, I thought I would share what a regular evening looks like for Earth and I. We usually catch the 5:30 ferry from Kwaj to Ebeye and get to the apartment around 6.
Earth loves it when we get mail and wanted to open the boxes we got before I made dinner. He didn't believe that they were probably for me for my birthday
I cued up the awesome playslist Sky made for me and started making dinner while Earth played
The spaghetti was still good so I got that started. I used to cook on an electric cooktop because I was worried about having the open flame- it just didn't seem safe between cooking on a wooden kitchen set up and having a four-year-old- but with the rolling brown outs, I couldn't count on having electricity to cook with, so I use a little butane stove now and stay next to it while I cook.
Dinner turned out to be spaghetti alfredo with frozen vegetables, with veggie nuggets for Earth and sausage for me. Nothing fancy at all. We eat a lot more carbs and processed food here than I would prefer but I'm just letting it go, since there isn't much I can do. The few vegetables that are available at the store are expensive, as is the meat, and I don't have the supplies to store or cook in any kind of quantity that would make it affordable. Besides that, because of the commute, Earth and I don't usually eat until 6:30 or 7 and by then, I just want to make something that I know he'll eat without a fight.
We eat on the porch most evenings - it's cooler and you can't beat the view...
Then Earth got ready for bed
and we finished the night with my favorite movie: Wall-E
Once Earth was asleep, I made myself some tea (in my awesome handmade mug- thanks Sophie!)
and worked on my bible study while I waited for the laundry to finish.
Just a quiet little evening at home for Earth and I.