Thursday, February 16, 2006

Blog shorts 2

Another busy day as Husband and I prepare for our trip to Atlanta this weekend. He's driving down tonight, and I am flying with Bean tomorrow morning because she truly despises car trips longer than to-the-grocery-store length. Sister will go to school tomorrow, and then will spend a long weekend with her dad.

Bean slept through the night for the second night in a row last night! This is great, of course, but my hopefulness that this is a new pattern is tempered in a big way by knowing that it'll all go to crap when we travel this weekend. It always happens this way, I swear. I sometimes think she would've been one of those sleeping through the night at 6 months babies if we hadn't ALWAYS gone on a trip immediately following a night where she slept through. Sigh.

Sister has a playdate at the moment. I have absolutely no idea what those girls are up to in her room. They're being pretty quiet and the door is shut. Usually spells trouble, or at least a huge mess in the making, but I've had such a busy day and am also trying hard to give Sister a little space, so I'm totally ignoring them. Fortunately, the friend's parents don't read my blog! But jeez, they're both almost 8.

I think I have to finally confess that I have an addiction to this delightful item I've just learned about called "drinking chocolate." I thought it was fancy hot chocolate mix when I bought it, but when I got it home, know what it was? A container full of little dark chocolate curls! You mix several heaping tablespoons into your hot milk and stir until it's melted. Then if you wait about 10 seconds, some of it floats to the top and you sip through this 1/2-inch thick RAFT of melted chocolate. Oh.my.god. Also? I drink it every afternoon with SEVERAL Girl Scout cookies, because, you know, I'm the cookie mom and we have literally hundreds of them stacked in my kitchen at the moment. Hey, it's alright, I'm still nursing! And you can be damn sure nobody's getting weaned til all these cookies are gone.

The first daffodils are up in my neighborhood this week. In fact, both yesterday and today it was 60 degree weather, and I opened up the house to get a little fresh air in here. It's time for me to be thinking once again about my garden. I really don't know what I'll do about blogging once it's gardening season. I love planting things, and it may be that blogging time will become planting time once it's consistently warm here in beautiful NC. I took some pictures of my front yard garden last fall while it was still gorgeous and blooming, but I can't seem to find them in our Flickr pictures. When I do find them, I'll post them and maybe you'll see why it would be hard to stay away. I'm very proud of my front flower garden.

Alright, off to compose a salad to go with our take-out pizza for dinner tonight. I'm not likely to be blogging while I'm in Atlanta over the weekend because there'll be just too much packing up to do, I suspect. But y'all have your own great weekends without me!

13 comments:

Queen Beth said...

Have a safe trip.

I love that you "compose" salads.

You make me want to drink chocolate and have GS cookies with you. Love the Thin Mints. Do they still sell them?

Sad Girl Scouts don't come door to door anymore.

Jess Riley said...

Oh, daffodils!!! We won't have those 'til April. In fact, we're having our first major winter storm of the year right now.

Happy travels!

Nixie Knox said...

Have a terrific trip. Flowers sound lovely right now - I really don't know why I continue to live in such horrible weather.

Moonface said...

I think I'm defintely going to start composing salads from now on, rather than just making them.

travel safely.

Amber said...

Have a great trip! Well, productive at least. I love the Stephan's sipping cocoa- it's my favorite. It's sort of a West coast thing- not sure if it's out there yet. Totally yum though. Of course it's hard to go wrong with chocolate.

Rachelle said...

I want to know where to get that chocolate! It sounds divine! And yay for baby sleeping through the night. My son just started that about 3 weeks ago.

Dawn said...

Hmmmmmm , we call it "French Hot Chocolate" in our house. And it is Goooooood.

I am jealous of the daffodils. It was warm yesterday - windy today and should be freaking blizzard conditions tonight. February in New England is all about dashing your hopes....

Mommygoth said...

Have fun, pretty girl. If you can. I'll be out digging in the dirt with you in a month or two - yahoo!

cubmommy said...

Have a great weekend and enjoy the weather. It is going to be a high of 14 here tomorrow with wind chills.

theyellowwallpaper said...

Have a wonderful trip!

And even more importantly, what is the name of this "liquid chocolate" and how can I buy some?

The Daring One said...

I love love love that you're the cookie mom. My mom always was too and I had so much fun selling cookies. At this stage of life, I'd rather not sell them so much as eat them.

So, I need that liquid chocolate STAT!

Laura said...

Ooh, I need some drinking chocolate. And some Samoas. And some daffodils.

Mama D said...

I'm hoping that it is the nursing that is causing my cravings for cookies. And that when I stop nursing the cravings will also stop...

I think you need to come to Canada and help me with my gardening. I am sucky at it and have a lot of work to do.