Last week I mentioned I had to take a written driver’s test or they’d take away my license away.
Well I took the test on Wednesday and I passed. Not to brag or anything, but I got 100%. I am a driving genius.
Okay fine, but I still swear the whole thing was a big misunderstanding.
Yesterday I wrote a post about my baby’s struggle with sleeping.
I got a lot of great comments with encouragement and (wanted) advice.
Then last night we put him down and he screamed so loud I almost lost it.
Instead I sat down at the computer, put in my headphones, listened to some happy music and read an article one of my reader’s linked to on yesterday’s post.
Read 7 Reasons To Calm Down About Crying here.
It’s smart and made me feel better about being a “respectful” and kind parent.
(Thank you Crobb)
Recently Nodded In Extreme Agreement
If you are a mom, are going to be a mom, or know a mom–you absolutely must read this blog post.
My head hurt from nodding.
Those first few weeks after the baby are dark, dark times.
Beautiful, yes. But also dark.
This post explains what a family really needs.
Read it here.
(Thanks Carrie for sharing)
I Am Not A Second Class Citizen
In an effort to raise funds for a documentary about anti-gay discrimination, filmmaker Ryan James Yezak released a seven-minute compilation of clips cataloging the conquered battlegrounds of the gay rights movement. It’s pretty interesting, regardless of your beliefs.
3 1/2 pound potatoes, peeled and diced
6 slices bacon
2 T butter
1 onion, chopped
1/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
4 cups milk
2/3 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
6 hard boiled eggs
Cook the potatoes in water until soft. Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a big soup pot until crisp. Remove and drain on a piece of newspaper or paper towel. Chop the bacon into little pieces. Drain some of the fat from the pot if your bacon was super fatty. Add the butter and onion to the pot and saute a few minutes. Whisk in the flour. While whisking vigorously, slowly pour in the milk. Cook until thick and bubbly. Turn off heat and stir in the sour cream, cheese, salt, and pepper.
When potatoes are done, drain them. Put about 1/3 of them in the milk mixture and puree until smooth. Add the remaining potatoes and most of the bacon and heat through. Ladle into bowls, top with a sliced hard boiled egg, and if you wish, a few bacon bits.
Yield: about 3 quarts
Recently Grossed Out
Big fat bunnies are my nightmare.
Kate: I think I would make a really great bounty hunter.
Kate: I think I would really like it! I could be sneaky.
This time last year.
“How I’m supposed to fit all the baby’s gear and my clothes and a rolling pin and a “tub” into a small backpack is beyond me. Also, am I really going to need most of these things? Somehow I don’t quite believe that a cherry blossom candle and a picture of myself looking thin will do much to soothe the horrors of birth…. [continue reading here]“
And finally, our Friday Funny from the Internets
Stuff No One Says
(Fellow bloggers–I’m thinking we should do a Stuff Blogger’s Say. Am I right?)