*We got Chinese for dinner Monday, on account of my extreme exhausting (see yesterday's post) and my fortune was, "You are always welcome in any gathering." That's nice and all (and obviously true) but that's not really a fortune, is it? A fortune should be something to do with your future or a change in fate. Being well liked and a good party guest isn't really about fate. It's about social skills. There is a slight possibility I'm over thinking this.
*The other fortune cookie I opened said "Your dearest dream is coming true." Now that is a fortune.
*I started cloth diapering the boys last month. I was just tired of all the rashes and the weird disposable diaper smell and the stinky garbage and just the quantity of garbage. And, I'm loving it. Yes, I have to do an extra load of laundry every other day but it's not such a big deal. I'm kind of hoping it well help get Oscar ready for toilet training. He said the day, "Mommy, my penis is cold" when his diaper was wet, and he was distinctly displeased about it. Yeah, it's not going to help at all, is it?
*On that note, I told Oscar last night that starting today he has to sit on the potty every morning after he wakes up and every evening before bed. He said okay, but I think he's learned how to just say what I want to hear as a means of placating me.
*On Sunday, I heard Oscar call out the words, "Miles! Come here, Miles! I need your help!" And then I felt the ice cold sensation of terror running down my spine because there is no way Oscar was up to any good. And what could a one-year-old possibly do to "help" a two-year-old? Shenanigans, that's what. I am in so much trouble with these two.
*I got a DSLR camera for Christmas. I got it a few weeks early, actually, so I could get used to it and have it for Christmas morning. Want to see some photos? Well, you can't because I broke it. Two days before Christmas. I was bitching at Nelson and I dropped it right on the lens. Luckily we got an extended protection plan and it's been in the shop for two weeks now. Possibly I should bitch less at my husband? Bah!
*I received a beautiful Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer for Christmas from Nelson's mom and a whole grain cookbook from my brother-and-sister-in-law, so I've begun making my own bread. I love it. I can't believe it's taken me this long to start. It tastes so much better and it relaxes me. And, the kids and Nelson love it. Oscar begs for a piece of bread like other kids beg for cookies. I'm doing mostly sandwich loaves because we eat a lot of sandwiches and toast in these parts, but I attemped baguettes and I'm going to do some other shaped loaves this week.
*I also made some chewy whole wheat chocolate chip cookies that may be the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever baked in my life. They are amazing.
*I didn't do a HASAY post yesterday, but I gained nearly 8 lbs over the holidays. No worries - I'm back on the dieting horse. Right after I finish these cookies.