Streaming in through the dining room window! Hi folks, it was One Degree (Fahrenheit) when I woke up this morning. My school had a "snow day" today because of the cold and the twins are at daycare because A. I am cleaning and getting ready for next week and B. I would rather the twins see me as a slightly frazzled always-a-little-behind but happy mama than a crazy, screaming lunatic who uses "both sides" of the bibs and diapers. I think it's perfectly reasonable but I do get a bit of heat from a couple of people who think I should have them home...oh well, to those people I say "walk a mile in my boots you mothers of one stinkin' baby at a time." Right Corrie and Emily? Can I get an amen other twin moms and other moms who have one-who-seems-like two who get it?
Well, enough about that...guess what light reading I can't wait to tear into during the twins' naptime this weekend????
2 Jam books, one translated from French to English and highly recommended by you-know-who . I haven't even cracked the covers yet. Is it weird to be so excited about jam? The eggnog muffins are from a mix (horrors!) by a company called "Sticky Fingers" and they're really good. I have to admit that I bought the preserves so I could have the jar (See the December British Country Living for a contest with creative uses for the jars). The preserves are sooo good though! I like my preserves and jam to have a cooked-fruit taste and this has it. Nothing but peaches, sugar and pectin. Apparently Ms. Ferber does not use pectin. Do you have an opinion on the subject? Does it change the taste?
I also spent some time packing up the family christening dress to send to the next baby in the family...
I loved having the gown here, but I will feel better knowing that it arrived safely at its next destination.
So, before I bundle up and pick the twins up from their dank, cold day care, no doubt still in their car seats and crying for a bottle since 9am...I'll share some photos of 2 of the 3 best companions a mama could have (remember, Cadbury has been here longer!)
I was darned if Rory wasn't going to wear that adorable dress at least once, even if she had to wear long underwear under it... Thanks for visiting Hollyhocks...Want a muffin?