Life’s A Stage {& a Monday Menu}

I started thinking the other day when I was up to my elbows in dirty dishwater and sticky plates, that life’s a stage.  All too often we put forth just what we want our audience to see, the perfect Pinterest house or craft or dish, the coordinating outfits for all the kids, the happy family Christmas card.  But back there behind the scenes, that’s where the real action is happening.  That’s where real life is, where it’s all a little messy and chaotic and pulsing.

Backstage is the heart of a theatre company.  It’s where you can really see how well a group jives, how connected they are by the spirit of the show, how quickly they can rescue one another from missed entrances and early exits and dropped lines.  Backstage is where we’re all in the same mess and we’re all working together to make what comes out beautiful.

So what’s happening backstage at our home these days?  Are you like me, knee deep in laundry and legos and cheerio crumbs?

This is Gus.  His big sister recently discovered that he will happily eat Ritz crackers all day long if she smears them with baby food.  He’s dis-GUS-ting, I know.  But cute, too, huh?  I posted a better version of this picture on Instagram a couple days ago.  That’s right, I’ve joined the 21st century and officially have a smartphone.

I have no idea what I’m doing with it.  So somebody want to leave me some comment love on how to link my Instagram account to this blog and let you all follow the randomness over there too?  And as long as we’re talking pictures, what’s up with Picasa?  Is it morphing into Google or what?  I just now got to the point where I feel like I had one program figured out, why in the world, does it need to change to something else?  Tell me about that, too, please, if you have any idea what I’m talking about.

Backstage at this house is usually mess.  Mainly because I would prefer to bake and eat rather than clean.  I’m working on our menu for the week and since I had a really long conversation with my friend who’s a super healthy CrossFit owner about this yesterday, I’m very aware of how heavily laden with carbs some of my days are.  Didn’t stop me from making orange marmalade muffins for Sunday School, though.  (I know it’s Monday; I’m trying to be proactive and embrace the freezer that takes up so much space in my laundry room.)  So what’s on the menu this week?

and this

and maybe chicken tacos.  Definitely homemade pizza on Friday.  Weekend Pork tenderloin like this 

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