Saturday, February 19, 2011

friday photos

His winter hats are getting too small, but I think mine is very becoming on him.

Friday, February 11, 2011

friday photos

Last weekend we went on a sledding expedition with our friends John and Kristin, just after dark and just before Genghis's bedtime. It went surprisingly well. Probably because Genghis's hat kept slipping over his eyes so he couldn't see much.

Thinking of cold things, you know how sometimes people make books with family photos in them for their kids to look through and remember Auntie so-and-so and Grandma who lives across the country? I was considering making one for Genghis with photos of summer - soft grass, trees with leafy green leaves, oh - and the sun. I think he's forgetting and it's making him depressed.

Maybe I'm projecting.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

things that make me warm

1. Hot showers. I get in at medium-warm temperature and slowly turn the heat up throughout my shower. It's only warm enough if my skin is red afterward. Some day they'll find out that hot showers cause cancer, but that's just the price of February.

2. Two quilts and a down comforter on my bed. The only improvement would be flannel sheets, but I don't like the way my pajamas cling to them. Same reason I can't wear socks to bed. I have to use a Bed Bunny instead (sock filled with rice and heated in the microwave for 2 minutes).

3. Bikram Yoga. The Bikram Yoga studio here is having a special - 10 classes for $20. Bikram Yoga is a 90-minute workout in a 105 degree room.I went to my third class yesterday. The yoga feels great, but I may start going to just sit in the studio and remember what sweat is.

4. Wearing a hat all day. Feels so toasty and stylish. Bonus: don't have to do my hair and it looks super funky by the end of the day.

5. Curling up on the couch with a blanket wrapped around my feet. I can't help it - I have sensitive feet. Socks really bother me (make me shudder like the nails-on-the-chalkboard feeling) unless I'm also wearing shoes. And you can't cozy up on a couch with shoes on.

With the exception of #4, these are not conducive to getting anything done. Maybe that's why I've managed to read 9 books so far this year (working on 10 and 11 right now).

Sunday, February 6, 2011

to prove that i can write a blog post without photos

I feel mounting pressure to post something insightful and thought-provoking, lest Genghis's cute photos dominate this blog too much. After all, indelible edibles is about me not him.

Inspiration is slow, however, so short of insightful and thought-provoking, here's a rambler.

1. How can I not post something about the Superbowl? Okay, there are a lot of reasons, among them that I can't remember the last time I watched a football game, or even said the word "football". But, if you're from Green Bay you either have to be a Packers' fan or feel guilty for not caring. To assuage my conscience, I'd like to share a quote from an email from my dad regarding Game Day in G.B.:

"I read in the paper yesterday that there will be a downtown party for the game today. They will close off a street and have various activities. If the Packers won they would reopen one hour after the game. If the packers lost reopening would be determined by the police. I thought that was interesting."

Turns out, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is not too far off in their portrayal of humanity's quirks.

2. Do you ever pick the wrong New Year's Resolutions? I did this year. One of my goals is to wake up between 7 and 7:15 and study scriptures, 200 times total during the year. So far, I have done it 9 times - 191 times to go. To put it another way, to date I have met my goal 24% of the time; in order to get to the magic 200, I'll have to meet my goal 58% of the time for the remainder of the year. That's a 142% increase. If my bank account could do that, I might retire at age 35.

But I'm doing really well at reading all kinds of other books at all hours of the day. I've read 9 books so far. Which books, you say? Oh, I'm so glad you asked.

Life is So Good, George Dawson
The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga
The Princess Bride, William Goldman
Super Baby Food, Ruth Yaron
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Judy Blume
The Candymakers, Wendy Mass
The Adoration of Jenna Fox, Mary E. Pearson
The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules our Lives, Leonard Mlodinow
Split, Avashti Swati

Unfortunately, prolific reading is not my goal, it's just a hobby.

3. I enjoy buying things that will help me organize my house, but I don't enjoy returning them. The past few weeks we have been trying to make more of our space, given the exponential influx of baby things that have taken over, not just our entire second bedroom but also the living room, dining room, bathroom and kitchen. We've made 2 trips to Ikea and 1 trip to Target, successfully spending more than we intended each time, and always having 1 or 2 things to take back.

My 2 favorite purchases have been a hanging shoe rack for the entryway closet that can also double to hold our winter hats and gloves and a rod & hook system we installed in our laundry room (basically in our kitchen) to hang all of our pots and pans. It frees up tons of cupboard space, and no one will ever be able to sneak into our house and cook for us because they'll never find the cookware so cleverly hidden.

Friday, February 4, 2011

friday photos

For Genghis's 6-month birthday we celebrated by thinking about making a cake and taking photos of him sitting up. Maybe for his 1 year birthday we'll actually make the cake. If he's good.

The pictures were all blurry, but he was doing this adorable "make the cutest expressions in the world" thing, so I can't help but post them anyway.

By the way, does anyone know a good way to make a digital flip book? I really wanted to turn all of these photos into a flip book but couldn't find a good tool in 2 minutes of online searching...