Thursday, January 08, 2009

"This place has an upstairs?!" and Other Tidbits

--Last night the baby discovered that its special sack filled with water has an upstairs. It was a very strange feeling, almost as though there were something scary sitting down near my bladder that the baby was backing away from, cramming itself up into the safety of my ribcage. Easy there, Jr., Mommy can't breathe!


--Resolution Wrinkle #1: If you're trying to work on just one project at a time, and you run across something like, say, the end of a skein of yarn... and the next isn't balled up yet... and you're too lazy to ball the next one in spite of the fact that you now have a ball winder AND a swift at home... then no knitting happens at all. Resolution doesn't get broken, but that's just a technicality, 'cause the intended outcome of the resolution is to finish projects more quickly.


--Rachel Ray? Not a total quack. Yes, the "EVOO" thing drives me batty, but in the magazine you don't have to hear her say it, so it's not as bad. This week I've tried two of her recipes from the latest magazine, which arrived of its own accord at the office on Monday, and they both turned out pretty well! There are adjustments I'd make to both, but overall they are good foundations for personalization and experimentation, and that's why I picked them. Senor and I are sick of the recipes that I know off the top of my head and seriously need to shuffle in some new options. Mission accomplished! (Though the "30 minute meal"ness of last night's dinner must involve assistance or magical pre-prepared ingredients, 'cause it took me an hour)


--I'm rereading Harry Potter. I'm in the very early pages of book 1, and I have to say, if you loved it the first time, you'll love it the second time. It's so interesting to know where it all goes as you're getting reintroduced to everything and everyone. Pointy hats off to you, J.K.!

--The baby doesn't like it when I rest Harry Potter on the belly as I read. Little does Zuul know that trying to kick the book off has only inspired a new game for Mommy and Daddy: Things on the Baby. What stays and what goes? Endless fun!

1 comment:

Erin said...

ooh - I remember the "book on the belly" fun! In the late stages of being pregnant with Ryan, I read Bill Clinton's super-long memoirs. I eventually gave in to the kicking and read it with a coffee table in front of me to rest the book on.