Things I Did Instead of Blogging during 2012
10. I courageously learned how to use a pressure cooker. I then immediately
turned all pressure cooking duties over to my husband. (He’s from Mexico
City and is not afraid of anything. Plus, the dude knows his way around a
pot of beans).
9. I baked my first ever loaf of bread, which happened to be for a friend’s
bachelorette party. Think there’s a high demand for penis-shaped breads?
Because it was delicious. (I shall call my future side business…Special
|The Special Shapes Glowdeo. Heh heh. |
(How come there's not a Beavis balloon?)
8. I checked out Pinterest.
It was not life-changing.
I checked out Gangnam
Nothing will ever be
7. I grew an organic garden. It yielded lots of rich sensory experiences for my
children (“Look Mama, I found the seeds you lost in the dirt!”) and not a
lot of vegetables, with the exception of tomatoes. They were abundant, and
harvested and eaten primarily by baby N (an intrepid toddler by now).
Turns out she will eat a tomato like it’s an apple. It’s really pretty gross.
I have to look away.
6. I facilitated a public meeting, this time without a SpongeBob
SquarePants sticker attached to my butt. Progress.
5. I went camping—twice!—with my crew. And we weren’t even eaten
by a cougar. (I know because I stayed up all night in terrified mama
bear mode thanks to the helpful DANGER COUGAR AREA signs posted
4. I threw a celebrity-themed baby shower for my little sister. My favorite
game was called “Person or Pony?” As the title suggests, you had to
guess whether a given moniker was a celebrity baby name, a My Little
Pony, or a Kentucky Derby winner (harkening back to our Lou-uh-vul
roots). It was pretty amazing and I’m very proud of it and it may require
its own blog post. Just to give you a taste – can you identify which of
the following is a real person? Pilot Inspektor, Petal Blossom Rainbow,
and my favorite, Jermajesty.
Answer: Folks, those are ALL PEOPLE.
|Meet Fifi Trixibelle! No, wait, wait, that's a PERSON. |
This here is Rainbow Dash. My bad.
3. I/we survived our first road trip as a family of four. Sure, a 7-hour drive took us 12, but I am now familiar with every playground from Albuquerque to Phoenix, and I ate something called Amish buttermilk pie along the way that was DIVINE. Totally worth a cart and buggy lifestyle.
2. I became a Dancing for Birth instructor. Though one pregnant friend
kindly described the idea of the class as “her worst nightmare ever”
I promise you that it’s really fun and awesome and you will learn some
amazing birthing tips. Really! You should come!
(Please don’t make me dance by myself.)
1. Finally, I tended to the physical, emotional, psychological, social, and
spiritual needs of two other human beings. And got a full-time job.
And took some doula clients (yay!).
So dear readers (do I have any dear readers?), I'm sure you're all wondering if this post means that Carlos is back. Well, that remains to be seen. But 2013 is off to a bang (just last week I cleaned parts of my house that hadn't seen the business end of a sponge in 6 years), so anything is possible.
To the new year!
P.S. If I do have any readers out there, and you like what you read, please comment on or share your favorite posts. It so warms my little heart. And who knows? I just may repay you in baked goods! Any shape you like. =)