I am totally going to make it work. Maybe.
When Joshilyn first suggested we gear up for a fashion challenge, I have to admit—I felt rather smug. “This will be easy for me,” I thought. “I like to shop. I like clothes. I’m relatively happy with my body, and I’ve seen nearly every episode of [...]
This animal sleeps all the time, and is a KILLING MACHINE. Just like me!
This week’s fitness plan includes lying in bed and sitting at my desk, wishing I was lying in bed. Hooray!
Look, we already know from Gray’s assiduous research that not getting enough sleep can make you fat. I have merely decided to [...]
Imma gonna hop one of these in a few hours. Hopefully it doesn’t run out of gas, or anything.
I had the feeling ALL DAY yesterday that there was something I’d forgotten to do, as I zoomed around trying to get ready to leave town. I kept checking and double-checking.
Toothbrush? Check. Underwear? Check. Medication? Check. [...]
I am HUGELY SUPERPLEASED to report that I have been a very, very good girl this week. I am prancing and preening and overflowing with virtue and smugness at this very moment. Because I am a walking MACHINE. This past week was a roaring success.
Not my actual dishawasher. I’m sure that this one [...]
Not my actual bed. You can tell that because I’m not in it.
It has been one week since my last post. In that time I have laid around as if my very life depended upon my ability to hold the couch down with my ass. I walked my son to school exactly zero times, [...]
My actual sneakers, poka-dotted laces and all. Apparently I’m 5.
I am so good at sabotaging myself, I am thinking of teaching it as a half-day course. “The art of being completely counter-productive and simultaneous self-loathing,” I shall call it. Except that that’s entirely too long, and I’m thinking no one is actually going to [...]
Walking: It does a body… less slug-like.
School starts here on Monday. Monday. For those of you who don’t clock the seasons based upon where your children happen to be lurking, that means that—for us—summer is now officially over.
I have no idea where it went.
Of course, part of the reason it flew by so quickly [...]
Hello! We here at Five Full Plates are not dead, we are just terribly busy. Doing… things. And also stuff. You know how it is. Joshilyn is busy on book tour; Lydia is busy getting ready for France; Gray is busy getting better, stronger, and faster than before; Kira is busy chasing feral children out [...]
Last week I bought some lovely beets at the farmer’s market, and made a by-now familiar dish with them, which my husband and I enjoyed very much. My children, however, were very put off and refused to touch it. That’s actually sort of unusual for my kids, so I went ahead and asked my readers [...]
B) Horrible and to be avoided.
D) Easy to make at home and DELICIOUS.
E) All but D.
F) All of the above, but D is the best.
The answer, my friends, is blowing in the wind.
No, wait. That was a different question. The answer to this one is F, and F is for ferment, in this [...]