Musings on mamahood, international adoption, marriage, knitting, movies, and anything else that strikes my fancy, wherever that is.
Labels: Wordless Wednesday
In celebration of year two of her blog, my friend Marsha has a contest running. She asks what 3 things would we bring onto a desert island with us. Here's where we run into a problem Marsha. I need more information. How long will I be there? Are there others? Is there food? Are you asking me for things I cherish most or what I believe to be the most practical solutions to this problem?
My Secret Pal spoiler is located somewhere in the UK and has sent me a postcard from Manchester with a trivia question. Which BBC drama with a time travel visit from 2006 and 2007 was set in Manchester? I've never seen Dr. Who, but that was my first guess. With a little help from Go*gle and Wiki... I believe the answer is Life on Mars which looks really interesting and I'll see if I can get it on Netfl*x. The other cool thing about my Secret Pal? She's a big fan of Joss Whedon as well. Secret Pal, I'm a fan of the Scooby Gang myself with Willow and Xander being my faves. Wash and Kaylee were my faves on Firefly.
Tomorrow is a big day. Buttons starts school for the very first time and my grandpa is going into surgery. I'm nervous for both of them for different reasons and sending good vibes via the internet...
I seem to have become addicted to swaps and secret pal stuff. Oh well, here's another questionnaire.
Labels: knitting Dishcloth Swap
Our CSA is ripe with eggplants. In my life I have rarely purchased the beautiful purple suckers much less made them a part of our weekly menu. Mostly we've been adding a little olive oil, salt and pepper and grilling them with other veggies. Last week I put together a wonderful eggplant parmesan without using a recipe(!) and holy cow that is a labor intensive dish. Along with making eggplant more often now, we also talk about them regularly. I've told a few people I'm thinking of making baba ghanouj (pronounced ganoosh) and apparently my girl does have big ears. Today at lunch, pretty much out of the blue, she starts talking about mama ghanouj and baby ghanouj and baba ghanouj and Buttons ghanouj. This makes even more sense if you know that although she has started calling Hubby "daddy", for her first year and a half he was known as "baba", the Chinese word for daddy. So we have become Baba Ghanouj, Mama Ghanouj and Buttons Ghanouj, the Ghanouj family.