Monday Miscellany

I had a pumpkin carving party this weekend and didn’t take one.single.picture. How is that possible?!? And there was really a lot of cute happening. Kidlet and his two besties spent hours running around the backyard (I don’t think it was warmer than 40˚F but they didn’t seem to notice it at all), and playing with all kidlet’s toys. When I see him with his friends I wish that we had another child to be close in age to him. I think that if we do have another child, it still won’t be for a while, and then I start to think that they’ll be so far apart in age that I won’t see them interact with each other the way I see him interact with his friends. And I know this is true, because siblings are siblings and will share special love for each other (at least until they grow up, and then all bets are off – they could be besties, or mortal enemies), and friends are friends, and get to go home at the end of the day. So, deep down I know I can’t build in these interactions for him, but sometimes I just feel that…feeling.

I cooked too much food, and crafted silly decorations and everyone had fun, and I’m so glad we’ve been able to make friends with a few families that have kids our kid’s age. A year ago I didn’t think it would happen, and it has. As is the moral of all things you wish would happen right? Stop wishing for it, and you will find it.


Kidlet surprised us with some more vomiting Sunday morning. This time we think it was from the hummus that he ate. I guess we can add sesame to the list of foods he’s allergic too.


We had a date night last night for our anniversary! With a babysitter and everything! We tried out a restaurant that we’ve been talking about going to for years – everything good that we’ve heard about it was true. Then we went and saw Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert talk. I love food. I love reading about food, and cooking, and eating. And I was really looking forward to this talk, but it was disappointing. It was billed as a conversation between the two of them, and that’s what it was. Only awkward. They set is up as a contrived interview; it opened with Bourdain sitting Ripert in a ‘hot seat’ where he proceeded to ask questions of Ripert from note cards in his hand. Then they switched. I kept waiting for it to feel more organic, or more structured. But it never did either of those things. Maybe I was just tired.


I collected all the books from my nightstand (I use a dog crate for my night stand, I can collect a LOT of books on it), and my dresser this weekend.

I’ve read about half of them. Like how I mix the uber-serious with the fluff? I love fluff for when I want to read before bed, but am really too tired to keep my eyes open. If I read the good stuff then, I’ll forget it all, and spend a week reading the same 3 pages. Very inefficient. Also, I will read just about anything.


What did you all do this weekend?



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4 responses to “Monday Miscellany

  1. Found your blog via Suzanne’s and had to comment on this post, because I’m a total fanatic about reading, too. What do/did you think of THE HELP? It’s one of my absolute favorites!

    • TMae

      Hi! I enjoyed The Help. I’ve been thinking about blogging about it, actually. Because while I really enjoyed it (okay, I couldn’t put it down for the 18 hours it took me to read it), I recognize that it’s a problematic representation of a really shitty racial time in US History. (I don’t think “really shitty” is a good descriptor, but it’s the best I can muster right now.) So, while I devoured it, I couldn’t help but think of how privileged the book is.

      I hope to see you around more!

  2. In a strange (and selfish) way, I’m glad you didn’t like Ripert/Bourdain. I wanted to go so, so much when they came to my town, but we couldn’t get a sitter. Now I don’t feel like I missed out as much.

    I hope you get all of his allergies figured out soon, it must me so stressful to keep finding more.

    Happy Halloween!

    • TMae

      I was in the minority apparently. One of the local food bloggers that I read has said GREAT things about the show. But my apathy stands. So, I don’t think you missed ANYTHING. Certainly not for the money we spent.

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