Monday, May 14, 2012

Catching up from the weekend

Hello, Monday! It's that time again. Time to get yourself ready for the week, write a new list (or three), and get your act together. Or, maybe that's just me.

But first, how was your weekend? My weekend was delightful. A birthday party for Shira and the best Mother's Day on record were the highlights, but our weekend also included finishing season one of Sons of Anarchy, our new favourite show (have you seen it?), and some very delicious food. The weather was everything I dreamed May would be: sunny, warm, but not too warm, a little breezy, and flowers blooming at every turn.

I also spent the usual time nursing Shira, who at two years old is showing no signs of weaning. That's cool with me, we're good. I'm curious what her doctor will say today at her two-year check-up. When I took Alyce for her 18-month check up a few years ago the nurse practitioner told me that I should stop breastfeeding. What? I'm not sure if she was just misinformed, or offering terrible advice just because she's not a fan of breastfeeding a toddler. Whatever, we kept on nursing.

Speaking of extended breastfeeding, here is an incredible post on how breastfeeding helped a four year old girl recover from a difficult and stressful surgery. See Yes, she's 4, and yes, she's still breastfeeding over at Normal, Like Breathing. (Thank you, Jo, for passing this along!)

Last week was a busy one, so I also spent some time this weekend catching up on Reader. Here's what I found:

Helen Jane's Solutions for a painful internet. Really, this is a must-read for anyone who spends time online.

Anyone want to join me in an online cookbook club? The first book is  The Language of Baklava, by Diana Abu-Jaber. This club comes from the same woman who inspired my own cookbook club, and I'm excited to get reading.

A simple recipe, but a great one. Baked brown rice? It was the perfect companion to roasted veggies, some fresh sprouts, and some feta cheese.  I'll be making this again soon.

I'll be making these asparagus and gruyere tarts this week.

What are your plans for the week?

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