“Life finds a way.”—We’re watching Jurassic Park. I love how Trans positive this movie is. The scientists forced all the dinosaurs to be female but life finds a way to let the dinosaurs be what they need to be.
I got all the stuff to make Apple Clafouti yesterday to try it but then Brandon broke his foot and everything went to heck so if anyone else is as interested in trying this dish as I am, here’s a recipe!
eta: I’m not the only one to have this thought! And Em Chen did a great job of being beautifully literary about the clafouti.
So yesterday Brandon broke his foot and I was going to stay home today to drive him to doctors but the doc wants the swelling to go down first so he’s going in tomorrow so I’m working today (gots to save the sick time because this will be a long recovery) and I have the most competent 7 year old in the world who has promised me she will take good care of her father and her sister so he isn’t walking but OH EM GEE y’all it’s taking all I have to sit here and not walk out the door and go home and take care of them.
y’all Brandon will text me if he needs me. I can calm down, right?
I’ve tried to read 50 shades 3 times before and never gotten past that first chapter. I am pleased to report that I have finished chapter one and I’m not dead yet! Ranganathan give me strength, why am I reading this?
Between an impromptu road trip that I forgot my copy of California for and lots of personal ish I’ve been a bad reblog book clubber but yesterday I finished this week’s selection and OH EM GEE! I spent all night cleaning up brandon and pippa’s vomit trying to figure out what happened to the kids. What are y’all’s theories?
So I was telling my Harry Potter averse husband that today is the 7th anniversary of Deathly Hallows’s publication and I started to say “and to you who have stuck with Harry until the very end” but I teared up and literally couldn’t get past the word “Harry.” I tried multiple times. So, that’s where I’m at, I guess.
I asked Pippa to help me empty the dishwasher and she sighed deeply then said really sadly “well, I am a hardworking bunny!”
Why is this so funny to me? I had to leave the room because I almost couldn’t stand up I was laughing so hard. Poor Pippa got to sleep in until an ungodly hour (you don’t even want to know. Kaylee is our natural alarm clock on the weekends and Pippa came into our room at 10:15 having just woken up and she woke us up) then got leftover cake for breakfast and now her mother has the audacity to ask her to take care of the silverware in the dishwasher? Well. It’s a good thing she’s such a hardworkin’ bunny.
Pippa asked me to read her a book when I did not have access to a book (in the pool) so, being the sort of librarian who memorizes things, I told her the story of Pete the Cat and his 4 Groovy Buttons which ends with Pete losing all his buttons (with a "did Pete cry? Goodness no!" refrain) but being happy because he still has his belly button.
LP:Which just goes to show that buttons come and buttons go but we just keep on singing out song.
P:SPRONG! Pete's belly button popped off and rolled away! But did Pete cry?
P:Goodness YES! His belly button popped off and his guts fell out!
Just dropped Kaylee and my mother off at the airport.
Kaylee is going to have a fabulous week in Denver going to camp and hanging with her grandparents but oh mah geez, aside from one weekend right after Pippa was born she hasn’t been away from me for longer than, like, a workday her whole life.
Dudes, I am loathe to criticize the 97 Cinderella, but why did they create a (super fun) song for Jason Alexander who is not a singer and yet Victor Garber doesn’t sing one line (that I can remember) the whole show?
Sunday Survey #2 (because apparently it's that sort of day)
We’re cleaning today. If you were cleaning and having a Cinderella movie marathon (to show your children that the same story can be done in so many different ways) (we’re folding laundry and organizing toys and that sort of stable one room activity) what would be in there?
Obvious choices (also the only three I think I own on DVD):
Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s 1997 version
The Slipper and the Rose
ETA: These three will be our the marathon, I was more asking what other Cinderella movies people also love! Because Kaylee is really into this whole “one story multiple ways” thing lately.