yeah, I sometimes look around and can't believe how much I've changed... My husband is getting me a grain mill for Christmas. A *manual* grain mill. And I'm excited for this... Five years ago, I'd have been horrified, lol. We still do take out, and rarely fast-food, but we're mostly "from scratch" these days. I can't imagine the work it takes to manage three kids, including a special needs child, and still keep up with things. Hats off to you!
We have snow on the ground. Sticky wet snow, that will likely turn to muddy slush when it starts raining in a few hours... I was thinking the tropics sounded quite nice right now, but I'm not sure I'm up for a typhoon! Good luck riding it out!