I can hear them growling and laughing upstairs. Bill is changing Alex's diaper. Why? Well, yes, because it needed to be done. But more importantly - because Alex has started telling us when he needs it done. More specifically, one of Alex's newer words is "poo poo." (Or is that a phrase?) Anyway, he understands… Continue reading New Words and Other Fun Stuff
Ahh, December the 26th. All the pre-Christmas rush is done, Christmas day is past, and there is absolutely nothing I have to do today. We had a nice Christmas. On Christmas Eve Bill's nephew, Joe, came over and his girlfriend, Emily arrived soon after, and we had a little Christmas exchange of gifts with them...Alex,… Continue reading I Have No Gift to Bring…
Maybe I was trying to accomplish too much. I was up til almost midnight baking, and one of the last things I did was mold the very last of the springerle dough. I had bought a few new molds - and for these I was using a hen and a rooster. Very nice detail in… Continue reading Oh well.
I had my Level 2 ultrasound today. I've been really feeling tense and anxious and stressed about how this baby is doing. Worried that there might be something wrong - some nameless, unsubstantiated thing might be wrong. I think I was like this with my son, but I don't remember being as emotional about it...… Continue reading Baby Update
Mise en place (pronounced "meez-en-plahs") is a French phrase which means, basically, "to put in place," - and what it refers to in professional (and not-so-professional) kitchens is getting all your ingredients measured (or scaled) out, prepped, and ready to go, so that when you actually start cooking or baking, you don't have to suddenly… Continue reading Mise en Place
It's been a while, hasn't it... The past couple of weeks have just flown by, and between work, family, house, wanting to do more baking, and having a horrible sinus infection that is finally getting better, I just haven't had the energy to write. I've had lots of thoughts...lots of ideas...lots of things that pop… Continue reading Hi
Well, let's take it in order... Thanksgiving went very nicely, with the exception of my husband's migraine, which finally eased up around 3 in the afternoon... Other bits and pieces from that day ...not sure which of them it was, but someone in my family taught Alex to say "Cheers!" and clink his sippy cup… Continue reading Where to Begin?