aubreym: Ocean beach at sunset (Default)
Without Holidailies to keep me honest, I'm just not so good at getting journal entries together.  Add to this the fact that I forget a thought almost as quickly as I have it, I'm going to stick to bullet points in this entry.  We'll see whether I come back to any topic or not.  I'll do my best!

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aubreym: Ocean beach at sunset (Default)
No headache tonight.  And even though Tai has woken up every hour since I got him down at 7:30, he's only taken about 15 minutes to get back down each time.  I need to finish reading the sleep books I bought (Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child and the No-Cry Sleep Solution), because no matter how hard I try I just am not learning anything by osmosis.  

What helped most, however, was the comments I got on my last entry from other mamas.  It was good to know that I'm not alone, that this won't last forever, and also that it could (and possibly will) be worse.  The levity of comments helped.  Knowing that other mamas lose their patience too helped.   Community (both in person and online) is a wonderful thing.  Social anxiety aside, I'm a social animal.  I do best when I have friends.  Also - a night of sleep helped.  I need to remember that when I'm feeling my most frustrated - a new day will come and things will change, again.

Tom, Tai and I went down to the Farmer's Market again today.  We got a bit of a later than usual start and didn't arrive until after 11.  Unfortunately that meant a lot of the veggies were picked over.  I skipped getting Bok Choy and Collard Greens (two of my favorite things) because they both looked wilty and spotted.  I got the last of the broccoli right before another person came.  Several stands were closing down before we left.  We did get some good shiitake mushrooms, garlic, butternut squash, apples (for apple sauce!), carrots, potatoes (what are 'taters, precious? Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew...) and a random bunch of greens that is apparently 'like spinach'. 

I made stuffed squash for dinner tonight - baked the butternut squash then filled it with sauteed shiitakes, garlic and onions, as well as bread crumbs, cottage cheese and spices.  Then baked them again.  Very tasty.  Not necessarily pretty - I have to figure out how to stuff the squash without making a mess, but that will come.   I only wish that Tai could have stayed awake for dinner.  He likes squash, and this would be easy for him to eat.

Then, while Tom finished his rounds of Left 4 Dead, I mixed up the beginning of a bread dough.  I haven't made bread before, but I love fresh bread and I figured why not give it a try?  Mixing dough by hand is tough!  I have to put the muscles I'm getting from carrying Tai around into use.  We'll see what happens when I finish the dough tomorrow.  I think I might actually be enjoying this cooking thing.


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