Monday, May 18, 2009


Eight Things I'm Looking Forward To
  1. Our first CSA pick-up, which is scheduled for this coming weekend.
  2. Taking Grace to swimming lessons next week.
  3. Visits from all my living grandparents within the next month.
  4. The next time I'll get to sit down at my sewing machine, probably this evening or tomorrow sometime.  (I'm currently working on an easy pullover tank top for myself.)
  5. Reaching my end-of-grad-school, pre-Grace weight. (I've already gotten to my pre-Violet weight-- hooray!)
  6. Reaching my beginning-of-grad-school, wedding weight.
  7. Fall and/or winter
  8. Having a third child, probably via adoption.

Eight Things I Did Yesterday
  1. Nursed Violet 10 times or so.  At 20-30 minutes a session, that was how much of my day?
  2. Went to church.
  3. Was astonished at the beautiful, mid-70's weather.
  4. Baked a blueberry pie.
  5. Made a lentil & rice salad.
  6. Took this food to a potluck for our Bible study in the evening.  A potluck where we had beer.
  7. Made peach puree out of some bruised peaches for when Violet starts solids in a matter of weeks.
  8. Grew uneasy as all 3 of my immediate family members started to have runny noses and seem out of sorts.  I am doooooooomed...

Eight Things I Wish I Could Do
  1. Find the perfect nursing bra-- I want lift, I want separation, I want support, I want it to fit "right", I want easy nursing clips, and a bit of leak protection would be nice.  Still on this quest...
  2. Get regular professional pedicures.
  3. Knit faster.
  4. Honestly enjoy exercise.
  5. Have a greater level of contentment about living in Texas.
  6. Related to both of those, not get so red-faced and sweaty whenever I get the slightest bit hot.
  7. Make fluffy, creamy scrambled eggs; mine are always such a disappointment.
  8. Somehow make my church more racially (and otherwise) diverse.

Eight Shows I Watch
  1. LOST
  2. Battlestar Galactica (we are not yet caught up so still have the pleasure of another season or so in front of us)
  3. 30 Rock
  4. The Office
  5. The Backyardigans (not really by choice, but yes, I watch a lot of it)
  6. Good Eats
  7. any of Nigella Lawson's shows
  8. Gilmore Girls (I've seen every episode multiple times but still watch one occasionally)


Christy@pipandsqueak said...

-where are you all doing swimming lessons with Grace?
-I also need to reach my pre-Katherine weight and my wedding weight (I was so skinny then) so let me know if you ever want to exercise.
-My best nursing bra is a "Bravado" one. I also have a "Bravado"nursing tank which means my tummy does not show. It is the only tank with built in bra that actually supports the girls.
-I echo the church comment but it is better than it used to be. We now have the African and Spanish churches but there is not much integration.

Julia said...

Love your name! And all your lists! They remind me of lists I used to make when I was your age! The content of the lists change, but the making of them continues.

The Beholder said...

I like number 8 on your "looking forward to" list! :o)

Also, concerning number 7 on your "things I wish I could do" list, put a little sour cream in next time. Kim uses that as her secret (oops!) ingredient. And, as Alton Brown says (I see you watch "Good Eats"), "if it's done in the pan, it's overdone on the plate." The eggs will keep cooking once you've taken them off the heat, so take them off before you think they're all the way done.

Hmmm. This makes it seem like I'm an expert with eggs, when the truth is I think I've scrambled an egg once. But I used sour cream, and I took it out of the pan before it was "done," and they turned out pretty good! :o)