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Showing posts from June, 2012

Baby Clothes

Was at library story time yesterday with Jane. As most people know, I like to eavesdrop. And the story time is a great place to do it, since I can pretend to be futzing with Jane while really listening to every detail people are saying.

(Truth: I'm sure people know I'm listening ... I'm not that slick.)

Anyway, I listened to these two moms complaining about their kids' clothes and how babysitters, dads and daycare don't take care of them. They each had examples of their kids (a set of twin toddlers in smocked matching dress up outfits and a toddler girl in a dress with matching hairbow) getting really messy at the hands of someone else.

They were complaining about the cost of clothes and how it never fails that the first time they wear something it gets ruined with a stain.

Then one of the moms said she will send her daughter to daycare with a cheap $12 Target sweater over her clothes in winter, because she doesn't mind those getting ruined.

Is it just me, or d…

Nightly Concerts

Jane's having a bit of sleep regression, probably from teething or maybe just from me being too inconsistent with our routines. But I sing a lot around bedtime and naptimes.

My Favorite Things is a current favorite in the rotation (although all time favorite is probably Twinkle Twinkle). I also sing a couple Trisha songs, some Pearl Jam and church hymns ... basically whatever I can remember the words to that won't drive me crazy to hear again.

Spinach & Artichoke Baked Pasta

After a good visit with my mom and aunt I'm feeling a bit discombobulated. Jane and I didn't leave the house at all today, and while that's our true norm most days, after the visit it seems weird.

So to fight off that funk I decided to type out a recipe I meant to make for them but didn't have time. Next time I will. Since I had the ingredients I made it for Shawn's return and it was good. We'll be having it again for lunch tomorrow.

I made a couple tweaks (for one thing the original recipe doesn't heat up the frozen spinach at all ... and I'm too much of a dummie to remember to thaw it so have to defrost in the microwave and inevitably some of it is still cold)...

Anyway, here is the modified recipe, via Woman's Day:
12 oz. short pasta (I used whole wheat penne ... and probably more than 12 oz. Just whatever was in the box)1 TB olive oil1 large onion finely choppedSalt & pepper 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped (I use pre-chopped b/c I can't s…

Shawn's Girls

I don't get many pictures of me with my girl, but here's one from Sunday during our rainy trip to New Orleans. Thanks, Auntie Sue!

Aged Out

We visited Norma Lee a couple weeks ago, and her roommate at the nursing home asked me how many generations we had in the room. It was my mom, my sister, me and Jane. That makes three (my mom, me and Jane). The roommate said "oh, I thought you were her mom," meaning that I was Beth's mom!

Do I look old enough to have a 29 year old daughter?

In fairness, it was kind of dark in the room. The woman lives in a nursing home. And for more than half of our visit her left boob was just hanging out of her shirt.

So that was a fun visit...