My friend Brigette from Settling West tagged me in a post last night. Blog??? In the words of Russel Westbrook….Why not? If this new mom who is still in the first year trenches can find a moment to blog, I think I should be able to respond to the tag. So here goes…
I love Gerber Daises but I hate that they don’t last very long. Same with tulips. My favorite to buy and have at home are Lillies. They smell amazing and each stem has several blooms so they last.
Most and Least Organized Space in your home:
The most is probably my closet. The shoes are all in clear boxes and the clothes are mostly organized by color. I even have 3 laundry baskets a al Sarah style (lights, darks and dry clean.)
The least is the junk drawers in the kitchen – there are 2. They are a mess of utensils and gadgets and whatnot. I just can’t make sense of them. They haunt me.
What book have you read recently that moved you? It was a while ago but Room really stuck with me. I also read a few parenting books of the quirky kid variety that helped me to understand some of Bonham’s idiosyncrasies and gave me some strategies to better respond to them…for example why he FLIPS his lid when bath water gets on his face. Good times. But knowing some of the brain workings of why makes both our lives easier.
What dishes are you most looking forward to at Thanksgiving? This Sat I cook for RBB’s family (18 peeps). I am making this turkey breast that I made a few years ago and I love it. Each slice is stuffing surrounded by turkey, and it is easier on the clean up and carving than a whole bird. I also make PW’s cranberries which are just regular cranberries but Pom juice instead of water – try it. They are easy and perfect. Next week I will be at my sister’s house and I am going to make a pie that my brother has made the past few years – PW’s Pumpkin Cream Pie. Way way better than regular pumpkin pie. That is what I am looking forward to more than anything.
How do you take your coffee? I am embarrassed to tell you that I used to use coffee mate creamer. But after years of shaming by Estelle I gave it up. Right now I am using Vanilla Flavored Coconut Milk and love it. And splenda. The splenda is next on my list to sub out. Any suggestions? I need that fake sugar taste that I am used to…I can’t do real sugar. What are better alternatives?
What do you miss about High School? Running track. Hands down. The sprint work outs. Running as fast as I can (which wasn’t that fast) from point A to point B. I love that feeling of putting it all out there. Relays were the best.
Most memorable concert? Brigette mentioned Coldplay – we saw them at the Civic Center and were front row of the balcony. That was a blast. Flaming Lips at Coca Cola Event center was amazing. We saw Wilco there too. All great memories.
Dots or Stripes? both
How do you unwind before bed? Mindless TV. How I Met Your Mother reruns, Big Bang Theory – whatever is on. I need to turn my brain off. I wish reading worked for me but I get too into the book and won’t stop. TV works.