What I’m Digging
Happy Friday, friends! Did any of you get snow? We didn’t. Glenn and I are kind of equally saddened and relieved. We’d love to have woken up to a snowy cove for Huxley to romp in, but said snowy cove can be quite tricky to navigate when it comes to possibly downed trees and snow-covered dirt roads. Oh, well. Maybe next time!
I’m heading out soon to my neighbor’s house. She’s a massage therapist and is giving me a massage in exchange for some cat-sitting I did for her and her husband back in October. This’ll be my first massage since I was pregnant and I’m over the moon thrilled, especially given my recent horrid sleep.
Thank you all for your advice on transitioning from bed-sharing to independent sleeping. Our bedroom is tiny, so we can’t upsize to a king, but if we could, we certainly would, believe me! Instead, last night, we moved Huxley’s basket of night time books up to his room. We all read a few books together, then I snuggled with him until he fell asleep. I then went to sleep in the guest room next to his.
Over the next 4-ish hours, he woke three times. The first two times, I was able to get him back to sleep right away by rubbing his back. The third time he said he wanted to go downstairs, so I carried him to bed with me in the guest room, where he went right to sleep. It wasn’t perfect, but it’s a start! And he’s already indicated being ready to sleep in his “big boy bed” again tonight. Slow and steady wins the race, right?
In other news, here’s a smattering of this’s and that’s that caught my attention this week:
*Ira Glass on honing your chops.
*The season of grapefruit marmalade is upon us.
*Winter beekeeping tips.
*DIY pinecone firestarters.
*Aran’s winter squash risotto.
*Who needs drugs when you’ve got music?
*Crushing on this enamelware.
*Been feeling like my eyes needed a little sumpin’-sumpin’ and I think this is it.
*Chelsea’s guide for surviving winter.
We’re off to have dinner tonight at the home of some dear friends (I love dinner parties!). The theme is “India meets Southern Food” (think cardamom corn bread and pulled pork vindaloo-I. KNOW.). I’m making the Carrot Pie from my book, and serving it with cardamom whipped cream. Yes!
Wherever you go this weekend, whatever you do, and whomever you do it with, may it be grand!
*I post a photo of Huxley here each Friday because, truly, he’s what his Papa and I dig the most. Here he is, from last night, in our very dark living room. I love that it’s kind of a “Where’s Huxley?”/Where’s Waldo-esque image!