What I’m Digging
Happy Friday, friends! We had a bit of a harrowing day yesterday, chez English. Things were going great. The breeze was fine, there was no humidity, the birds were chirping, life was good. Hubs was in the garden and Huxley and I were on the patio, weeding. The tiny Englishman, however, decided, all of a sudden, to climb onto a patio chair, which pitched over backwards, landing his tiny forehead right into our raised stone flower bed. I ran to him as he sat there screaming, only to turn his tiny body towards me and discover a huge, bleeding gash.
Lots of heightened emotions and an ambulance ride later, we arrived at the hospital, where he underwent a dose of ketamine, some stitches, and a CT scan to rule out head trauma (he got sick three times after coming out of sedation). He’s home and on the mend now, but it was a night fraught with worry and stress and nerves and crying ’round here.
Whew. Nothing really prepares you for the profound worry that accompanies parenting. I’d never before experienced such intense agony over the thought of losing someone before yesterday. I adore Hubs, and can’t imagine not having him in my life. But my child, my tiny boy, my baby. Oh, to see him cry and be in pain and worry about his little head. Well, let’s just hope that was the first and last such trip we’ll ever take (fingers firmly crossed!).
So, on to better and brighter things, shall we? Here’s a smattering of this’s and that’s that caught my attention this week:
*Claudia (profiled in Home Dairy) makes a proper ricotta.
*HUGELY crushing on Whole Larder Love.
*A trifle for your troubles.
*Three cheers for foodscaping.
*Homesprout is just adorable.
*I think we need to recreate this on our patio.
*Almond cake with lemon and creme fraiche glaze. Get you some.
*Deb does strawberries just right, in biscuit and cake form.
*Grow grape leaves, and fill them with deliciousness.
Tomorrow we begin the first photo shoot for my new book. I am over the moon with excitement, especially since I’ll be paired with Jen Altman, a photographer whose eye I trust with every core of my being. Also, she’s just a generally righteous lady whose company I can’t get enough of.
Whatever you do this weekend, wherever you go, whomever you share it with, may it be grand!