over at foundling
Tilly had Charlie over for tea party today. She moved the table herself, got the rug in place – everything to make a nice spot for tea. I bet they drank and ate for 30 minutes…It was so sweet (until it all fell apart into our usual chaos – cheetos in the tea for brew, milk dripping off her forehead and chasing and whooping around the table in circles…i assume this is much more typical 4 year old behavior)
The funny thing about where we live is that we were only about 25 minutes from our house. She can get car sick and we thought for the first time we didn't want to make the trip about driving (and possibly puking).
So, like camping goes, it rained most of the time. The evening talk was cancelled and we couldn't start a fire. I brought way too much food so we ate and colored in the tent all night. We had a great time. Now she wants to go for two nights!
i found this on whip up today
A friend and I printed 200 cards for Tilly's preschool today. I should note that even with that chaos they are only half done. Each card is a two-color gocco print and right now there's only one color on each card. It was fun to see that much craftiness spread over every surface. And nice – with the freelance life – to be able to work on it during the day. Now I'll just have to motivate to finish it tomorrow!
I'm not the cook.
I bake, but I'm definitely not the cook.
I'm sure I've cooked less then a months worth of dinners in our marriage of 8 years. I can do handmade pizza, quiche – things that look like baking.
I got it in my head though to cook dinner tonight – and it may have been the most successful meal I've put together. Simple recipes, but somehow – not bland. I made this Cucumber Salad. I made these Spicy Coconut Noodles from Real Simple. And our new favorite treat – Veggie Lettuce Wraps. I know that last part is ready-made but they are delish!
I forgot that I got this amazing vase from one of the residents at the Ranch before I left. If I had a big bouquet (or maybe gerber daisies) I could stick them in the holes around the side too.
i'll have to knit it a cozy this winter!