My folks came to stay with us for two weeks, and it was pretty good. We only had one extended argument over bowls, preferences, gifts, and adulthood. It also helped immensely that they were present for our anesthesia vomitfest fiasco with E. I’m not sure whether I’m freaked that I got so immediately comfortable with … More Having said that (by Grabthar’s Hammer, what a summer, part 2).
To parent well, you have to form new habits. Luckily for parents, it’s an activity that comes with the super-effective conditioning stimuli: soul-wrenching screams. I am here to tell you that these work, especially for someone like me who spent the decade after reaching age of majority indulging myself and only myself. Parenting and proper parently … More May be habit-forming
BOOHOO So I cried at a recent early-childhood-mom class. Finally got that out of the way, right? The funny thing was that while I was a bit frustrated and embarrassed at myself for not being able to hold it together? I didn’t care. It did help that the other EC moms were nice and not … More Picks and Pans and Faces That Eat You
I’ve gotten my reading mojo back and have been steadily working through my giant pile o’ library books. Recently I finished 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food by Susan Albers, because since E’s birth, I’ve been comforting myself early and often with whatever junk I could keep in the house. It did not help when we moved … More A more specialized form of soothing
Warning: this post contains far too many italics, because bread. I love to bake bread. I have this great bread recipe book: The New Complete Book of Breads by Bernard Clayton. It is one of my favorites — not only does Clayton write clear and precise instructions, and include steps for food processors/mixers for those who don’t … More A Patriot Bakes Loyalist
After over a decade of living with ulcerative colitis and eating to placate it, I have come to the final conclusion that spinach and I can never ever be friends again. Yes, it may be a “legal” food according to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Yes, it is fantastically good for you. In particular I’ve bought and cooked … More No spinach for you?
Via Jay Lake, I lived to See the Day when the Pope and the President of Iran are more doctrinally Flexible than the GOP He also linked to this, which made me laugh: GOP Rep Quotes Bible on Food Stamps I like the “willing” part. As part of our nation’s unemployed-and-looking, I’m sure an plenty willin’, … More I say, what a smackdown!
Can’t believe I missed this: Walz wins delegation hotdish cook-off I miss you, Minnesota, and all your comforting, love handle-padding, arterial-clogging delights. Might have to make some of the recipes off their list before it gets too hot out down here to turn on the oven. Third Annual Minnesota Delegation Hotdish Competition (recipes included) I’m somewhat … More Passing a cheese-and-potato smothered dish across the aisle.
Click on over to Jay Lake’s blog to see glorious, glorious cheese. It was so infectious that after reading I had to go cut up an apple and some seriously inferior extra-sharp cheddar. [cheese|photos] The Paradise Lost cheese spread Am currently enjoying a little evening MyTX, the Waco TV channel I used to think of … More Sweet Baby Cheesus