Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday Dithers

Holy shit, Sundays. You just keep coming hard and fast. I tried so desperately hard to finish Beauty Tips From Moose Jaw yesterday so I could SAY SO, but alas. And now I have the final three episodes of last season's Project Runway to get through today (not All Stars, but the one before it with Anya, who I'm convinced is going to win. I will cut a bitch who spoilers me, though), so.

It's been a busy week. Eleanor came with me to my Forever YA book club, where she comported herself placidly.


You'd think she never pitches screaming, murderous fits with a Buddha face like that. I'd like to thank my book club members for holding her and not really minding (or not giving away that you minded) when she inevitably spit up on you, and for making eye contact with me while I was breastfeeding. Talking to someone who is being suckled is awkward, I know.

We'd read The Scorpio Races, so all of our snacks were Scorpio-themed, from cinnamon twists and shepherd's pie to NOVEMBER CAKES.


As recipe'd by The Stiefvater herself. I'd make two amendations to the recipe, though: firstly, not to bother with the orange extract or to put hella more in, because in its current iteration it can't be tasted, and secondly, to let the caramel cool a bit before spooning it over the buns so that it STAYS ON instead of pooling on the counter (alternately, spoon over right away, wait ten minutes, scrape off of counter and spoon over again).

In other news, we saw Mission: Impossible 5 (right? Or 4? I'm not sure I saw 2 or 3, so) and it was Bad Ass.

In conclusion, baby feets.

17 comments:

Chrisbookarama said...

Aw! She looks like she enjoys being worshipped.

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

I'm not sure that there's anything in the world cuter than baby feet and you just proved it.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

My sister has had 4 kids since 2005, so she's basically been breastfeeding or pregnant for 7 years. I had to get used to talking to her while she was breastfeeding or we'd never have a conversation. It took me awhile though.

Vasilly said...

Eleanor is getting so big! I'm thinking about reading The Scorpio Races but I haven't read the most positive reviews about it so . . . Those cinnamon twists look so good!

alitareads said...

El sure is doing a fantastic impression of a baby who likes to sit still in that picture. Such a little wriggler, that one.

It was so great to finally meet the babe and hang out with her. After you two left and there was no more adorable baby to watch, we were all like 'so... what do we look at now?' *shifty eyes*

Kristi said...

Being around breastfeeding women doesn't bother me, but I never did it in front of anyone aside from my mom, sister, and husband. I'm just too shy. Good for you though. I'm glad you were able to take your wee one to the book club. I'm sure they didn't mind. Babies are fun to have around.

Jenners said...

Baby feets are the best!! Thank you for that!

raych said...

She does. You can usually get her to stop fussing by paying her ABSURD AMOUNTS OF ATTENTION. Babies, man. Tiny tyrants.

raych said...

It's a toss-up between the feets and the handses. BABY APPENDAGES!

raych said...

Right? Even when they're covered up, there's something about knowing that someone is sucking on their boob that's disconcerting.

raych said...

SHE IS ENORMOUS! The Scorpio Races left some of my book club cold, but I really enjoyed it.

raych said...

The only thing better than babies is pets for carrying social events.

raych said...

The infant, she eats SO OFTEN. If I couldn't feed her in public I'd never leave the house. She's a tiny baby hog.

raych said...

You are so welcome! I will foist my baby's feets on anyone who indulges me.

alitareads said...

Yes, our solution was that Amy needs to get a dog.

Christy said...

MI:4 was great and badass, yes. That whole Dubai sequence was especially awesome. I never saw 2 or 3 either.

Rhiannon said...

Eegads I loved The Scorpio Races! And I have been eyeing up making these damnable cakes since November and you inspired me to get going already (also the hubby was reading the races so it was good timing).
I took your orange comment to heart and used orange rind, it was perfect! So try that next time, easy solution! Blogged about it today for Weekend Cooking, if you want to eyeball them.

Also, baby cuteness! That girl is going to be an internet sensation.