Looking for a blog that tells you about how wonderful and perfect life is? Well, I don’t know what you’re doing here. Sure, I’ve made numerous attempts at trying to sound all ‘together-ish,’ but anyone that really knows me recognizes most of the time I’m a total mess (and have spent most of life trying to recover from being a mess.)
- 95% of the time, I’m always trying to lose weight. (But 99.9% of that time I’m fantasizing and often indulging in chocolate chip cookies, go figure.)
- My house has ‘stuff’ everywhere, when I really want to be a sleek minimalist.
- I love Crown Burgers French fries (hardly organic fare).
- My son takes three naps a day – in 45 minute to 1 hr increments (9:30, 1:00 and 4:00) – and I KNOW that sleep ‘experts’ everywhere say he should be taking 2 naps a day, max.
HIT: Fresh Twist
My brother-in-law-to-be just opened this new yogurt joint on Salt Lake’s East side (just west of the ‘Skyline Café Rio’). The décor is straight out of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe pallet, and your indulgence is measured by the ounce: so you can take as much or as little as your heart desires. I recognize it’s not really ‘fro-yo’ weather, but kick the corporate red mango habit and buy local! Salt Laker's: Check it out on your next FHE escapade or ladies night out – 3300 So. and approx 3000 east (next to Citrus Grill).
MISS: Pie in the Face
So I’ve been working on my pie making, right? So I volunteered to bake some for Danny’s extended family’s thanksgiving dinner (last Sunday). I made four pies, and three of them worked out fine… but the banana cream looked like a disaster – consider it the ground zero of pastries. I’m not going to get into details, but it looked like a science experiment. Remember that scene in Better Off Dead when the green goo cralws off of John Cusack’s plate? Yeah, it was kind of like that… (wish I had the actual scene, this is the best I could find.)
MISS: Lavender Infused Whipped Cream
Sounded like such a good idea at the time – and I thought it would be awesome on the apple pies I made for the for Sunday. I ‘overwhipped’ the concoction … but from crisis comes opportunity, right? My miss actually became a:
HIT: Lavender Infused Butter
That’s right, my sister took my disaster and decided we’d just call it lavender butter and she’s been spreading it on breads, rolls and all sorts of delicious starches. She says it’s like honey-butter only better…butter.
Sometimes EC works, sometimes I get pee'd on (yes, you read that right). I don't worry about Holden being potty trained - this is more about me learning how to read his signals, than abouttraining him at 9 months (and reaping the benefits of being more green). But you know what they say: If you EC you're going to clean up poop...if you don't EC, you're going to clean up a lot more poop. (I had to remind myself of this, today as I was cleaning up...well, you know.)
In other news, I am kind of sick of Julian Michaels endorsing EVERYTHING...