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Friday, October 29, 2010

Random Friday, Halloween, Hunger Games, Brussel Sprouts?

The new Nanny! Perspective is off in that, the cat is actually smaller than the baby. Bijou is my first baby, 15 years old now.

Ready for Halloween? The Pirate is planning to be a vampire and the Bug will be Astroboy. The baby will be a ballerina if I get my act in gear. I'm already sick of Halloween itself as it seems to have made the Bug scared of monsters. He will no longer sleep in his own bed and has been sleeping on the couch all week. (Mean mommy won't let him sleep in her bed.)

Speaking of Astroboy, I've now seen the movie about twice a day for a week and a half. The Bug is obsessed.

Anyone have a good recipe for winter squashes? Butternut, spaghetti, acorn? I prefer one that does not require a blender.

Two great blog posts out there this week on what it's like to live with a baby. Beth's at so the fish said was the first one I saw, and then this one from supafine.  If you are pregnant with your first child, or considering it, or on the fence, go read those. I couldn't have said it better than either of them.

I finished The Hunger Games: Book 1 last night. I have both Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) and Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) from the library but they are both due back TODAY with no renewals. I'm wondering if I should try to get through one today or just wait until after the move and read them then.

Yesterday my lovely sister-in-law took the babies and I out to eat at one of our favorite restaurants. I had braised brussel sprouts with my meal. The Bug kept stealing them off my plate. I did not expect that.

Mike is threatening to take the boys with him to Pierre tomorrow (6 hours in the car, round trip) leaving me with just the baby. I have a baby shower to go to (I thought I'd take her a couple diaper to go bags with the rest of her gift), but otherwise, the WHOLE DAY with only one child to keep alive. I might have to go browse the bookstore or maybe spend some time at the coffee shop. It sounds like heaven. But I suspect Mike might be grumpy when they get home. EDIT: Scratch that. Mike is going to Pierre today to interview people. He won't be home until tomorrow afternoon.  I get to have all three kids all to myself instead. MUCH BETTER.

What's on your agenda for the weekend?

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  1. My daughter is a vampire this year too!

    I don't have a recipe but I take cooked spaghetti squash, mix it with marinara sauce and sauteed turkey sausage, toss it in a casserole dish with mozarella and parmesan and bake it. It is like lasagna but with no wheat/pasta.

  2. Not sure I've even heard of Astroboy?!

    Word Lily just posted a recipe for Apple Squash soup, but she used an immersion blender. I'm too intimidated by squash (other than regular yellow variety) to buy it.

    First time I"ve seen your cat!

  3. Good luck with all the little ones - you have your hands full!

    I just like spaghetti squash plain - cut in half, cooked in the microwave, with some stewed tomatoes and Parmesan cheese on top.

  4. Hey, if the Darlings could use Nana the St. Bernard as a nanny, surely a cat can serve as a nanny just as well. :) This is an adorable picture!


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