My Daybook went way too long the other day, and I really just want to put some of these things down today for Seven Quick Takes, so I'm gonna actually try to be, you know, quick.
I read this post today and found it endlessly fascinating: Making, and Eating, the 1950s' Most Nauseating Jell-o Soaked Recipes.
It's all about mid-century cooking: I like cooking, and I like history. Very interesting, indeed.
|this pic from the original post|
Maybe part of the reason I found that article compelling is that we have been on an "I Love Lucy" kick at our house, thanks to Amazon Prime streaming.
The girls think it is hilarious and BEG me to watch it; I don't usually mind because I can talk them into folding laundry while they laugh. Win, win.
|uh...ladies? not a lot of folding going on there...|
It's been raining for many, many days. Bucking the flash flood warnings, we ventured out today after cabin fever set in. We needed provisions. And by provisions, I mean hazelnut coffee, hot tea, and bagels at Panera. So, we brought along school work too (see my big girls in the background reading? so mature.).
Many compliments were enjoyed from fellow patrons, and no water was spilled. So, I'd say it was a win.
And we didn't need our floaties due to flooding.
And, at least it wasn't been snow.
I hate snow.
Are you interested in another link? Well, here's a sweet one I stumbled upon the other day: Keep Dating Your Wife: 25 Ways to Show Your Wife You Love Her.
My beloved husband is stellar at this. (3,4,&5 are my favorites on the list!)
I think my favorite part about reading this was trying to see if I could think of ideas to make sure he knows how much I respect and love him. It's so important to stay on top of these things....our marriages are important not only to ourselves, but to our children, and to society at large.
My treasured Chacos are on their last leg.
|house call from Dr. JoJo - why am I getting a shot in the leg?? nooo!|
I actually need some cute flats for Fall. Help?
My daughters were amazed that I could change light bulbs in the laundry room and bathroom this afternoon.
This is proof of two things:
a) my husband is so super sweet and serves me with a joyful heart;
b) I need to make sure my girls are properly empowered and know that I'm quite capable in many areas that I don't usually manage - and they can be as well.
Maybe they'll get power tools for Christmas.
I started plopping things into my Amazon baby list last night because it's been a few years since Joe, we've moved a lot, and many things are worn out. It helps me stay organized so I can be scouring second-hand and deals. But - Wow! There is some new and innovative baby gear since I started this adventure 11 years ago.
I still maintain that the only baby items that I really love and need are sweet FuzziBunz and an Ergo. My last Ergo bit the dust, so I'm the in the market for a new one.
ANYWAY, I do need some advice.
I'm notorious with my husband for being a bit unprepared (is that an understatement, Charlie?), so I'm toying with the idea of getting a ::gasp:: diaper bag.
Can anyone help a friend out here?
Here's my criteria:
- Nothing "cute." I don't like cute. Cute is not Andrea Approved. (Beautiful, classy, black - those are approved.)
- Nothing that can't endure a few kids. I mean, let's be honest, I need my gear to last.
- Nothing that I couldn't pull off as a purse.
- Holds wet wipes, a couple Fuzzi's, and a wetbag. MAYBE a nursing cover (meh), a Lara bar, and if the toddler's lucky, a sippy cup. I don't know.
Please tell me there's something like this out there?
Have a great weekend everyone! Visit Jen for more fabulous Quick Takes!
(That was quick right? I think it was quick...)