Monday, August 11, 2008

Time in a Bottle

photo courtesty of Alexia
My days are fleeting now. I have lofty ideas of painting a baby doll highchair for Q, painting some picture frames for Q’s room, making matching Halloween embroidered or appliqu├ęd shirts for both V and Q, sanding step stools, etc. But by the time we come home, eat dinner, do nighttime routine (baths every night—my kids sweat!), and read books, it’s almost 8:30.

Working full time again definitely makes me appreciate them both more though, I think. Q is really funny. She has learned to operate Ryan’s iPod Touch. She takes it out of the case, puts it on the speaker, turns the speaker on, then scrolls through the songs until she gets to her favorite—“Whole Wide World” by Wreckless Erick. She’s obsessed. Q calls him “Reslick Erick”. I’m so glad she doesn’t need to listen to Barney or The Wiggles every day. She also loves Feist and Talking Heads (“Where are Talking Heads’ knees, Daddy???”). And it makes me proud that my 2 year old is more technologically savvy than one of our presidential candidates (ahem).

OSB Update: So far, so good! Had a few minor incidents involving movie theater popcorn, but still on track. I’m addicted to Morningstar Farms Chik Patties. Cut up, they seriously taste like FRIED chicken tenders. My favorite salad is currently mixed greens, 1 chik patty cut up, cucumber, grape tomatoes, ½ oz. shredded cheddar (full fat yo), and 1 ½ Tbsp. Newman’s Own light honey mustard. It’s 6 WW pts and fills you up. Plus, it counts as 2 veggies and is chock full o’ protein. You could add another 2 pts with a little bacon (I use the pre-cooked stuff) and crumbled egg whites. Tastes just like J. Alexander’s Cypress Salad. Yum!


Cristin said...

I LOOOOVE those Chik patties!!! Even my husband the die hard carnivore likes them!

cyndyava said...

Yes, returning back to work is hectic, but you do appreciate the sparks of beauty a whole lot more. I, too, am a Chik Patty fan. So good. I like 'em on an english muffin with low-fat cheddar, lettuce, tomato and a drop of mayo. I will try the salad. Glad to hear you're still in the game. WW online just had a whole article on "how to avoid the movie theatre pitfall." Since I never get to a movie, I guess I'm in the clear on that one!

Cheshire Kat said...

I love that song! I'm really into Stranger Than Fiction, and the scene with Will Ferrell timidly trying to play Whole Wide World - UH! Such an amazing movie.

morewineplease said...

I've never even heard of those chik patties~! Must try soon!