7 Quick Takes

01 June 2012

Joining Jen and her readership for another round of quakage today. 

His favorite activity. Pulling the vegetation down and feasting on fake grass.

 
1. Let's get things off to a crazy start and talk about chip dip. I went to buy one of those powder packets of ranch dip that you add to a container of sour cream and feel super accomplished about -- you know the one I'm sure. I decided to go crazy and buy the Fiesta Ranch powder packet instead of just plain ranch. It was the best decision I've made in a long time and I highly recommend you do the same if you're needing to feel accomplished en la cocina.*

2. I'm not proud to admit that I've never missed a season of the Bachelor/ette. When I spent a semester in college over in Europe and had no TV access, I stooped so low as to waste my precious internet time reading the episode recaps. Anyway, I caught up on Emily's season last night (while Simon read The Great Gatsby and gave me judgy eyes) and I think my favorites are Sean and Arie. I'll let you know if that changes. I liked Ryan until he told Emily he wouldn't love her if she got fat. Yes, it's a quality program.

3. Speaking of lows, I went to Target yesterday to buy deodorant and replace the wallet I lost several months ago because I can only lose so many Costco cards before they start charging me a card replacement fee. Sebastian also requested a change of scenery so -- off we trotted. The trip went off without a hitch, the kids were mostly behaved, and the usual insanely long checkout lines were pretty tame. And then I realized when we were half way home that I had put the kids in the wrong car seats. They survived and Sebastian is a beast anyway ... I'm just shocked Julia didn't complain about being locked and loaded into an infant seat as she usually has something to say about e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.

4. I just figured out yesterday that when Julia says, "no" she actually means "yes" but can sometimes mean "no". It has made communicating with her that much more of joy.

5. She has also started saying, "oh!" before making any request ... por ejemplo ... "Oh! Show?" as if by acting surprised that shows exist ... I will be more apt to let her watch a show. Or, "Oh! Cake?" as if saying "oh" will make me all of a sudden want to bake a cake with the world's helpiest helper. No and no. Here is a video of a solicited "oh" and then Julia asking to play/sing (what I eventually realized meant) "Ring Around the Rosies" -- try to ignore my loving tone and the clean house and the fact that I am laying down on the job and Julia's toy in the beginning.

6. Why are these quick takes so long and drawn out and boring? Well I'm killing time as we are supposed to be on the road to Wichita but, of course, Simon has to stay and do a surgery that I'm hoping won't be long but residency has yet to pleasantly surprise me ... we'll see. Like always, I was unbelievably understanding about the surgery as I always am when it comes to Simon's family friendly hours.

7. I hope Jen will post it on her blog soon but she sent me her husband's stellar Margarita recipe last week. Simon and I meticulously followed the detailed directions and made the delicious (and potent) drink this weekend. Jen let me know last night that she and her husband, "realized how wildly we overestimated the amount of tequila to be used. We're think that about, oh, HALF OR LESS of what we suggested would be better." So we fully blame Jen for any previously intoxicated states we may have found ourselves in 3 sips into her Margarita bonita. My conscience is totally clean.

And on that note
have a wild weekend. You know we will.


*yes, Kraft paid me to recommend their product. Do you not know who I am?

25 comments:

  1. Sean is by far my favorite!! Arie is a close second. LOVE IT. Also, a girl at work was on Brad's season of the Bach with Emily and i got some MAJORly juicy details (i.e. Emily has had 12 procedures done and lost 100 lbs). just saying.

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  2. A few months back, the girls went through a phase where no didn't always mean no. It complicated things considerably.

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  3. Every season, I promise I won't partake in the Bachelor/Bachelorette watching...and EVERY season, I get sucked back in. My husband hangs his head in shame. :)

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  4. My hubby watches the bachelor/ette faithfully! Ahahaha! I'm the one who reads or works and okay sorta watches too ;)

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  5. Ah. The word "no". Ellen thinks "no" is a joke. Whenever I say it, she laughs. This should be a fun 18 years. Or I'm just going to start saying, "cease!"

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  6. I'd like said recipe for Margaritas!!

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  7. Ok, I would totally give in more if the girls were saying "Oh, ___" fill in blank. They could say "Oh, guns?" and I would probably give in because that is just so darn cute. Love the video, and at least she doesn't just repeat the most morbid part of the song (ashes, ashes) to you to get you to do it like some other girls her age (bernaddette)

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  8. #5 = actually laughing out loud, wiping tears from my eyes. Won't lie and act like I didn't watch the video 4 times. Not weird.
    #7 = icing on the cake, particularly since Jen used "Oh!" in her response. "Oh! Tequila?"

    Have fun in Wichita. Whiiiiiich sounds like a fun place...?

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  9. Ditto on Cari's comment. Seriously can't read this blog in public because I make a fool of myself every time.

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  10. You're heading to Wichita? Let me know if you pass through KC and need a much deserved break (read as drink) after the road trip. :)

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  11. Ceci totally did the "no means yes" thing. No? with happy face = yes No!with sad face= no. Makes sense, right?

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  12. Arie and Sean are my favorites too! I'm also a fan of Jeff, but just not sure yet. Ryan seems like too much of a tool though...he needs to go!

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  13. I love that your children are more entertained by cords than by their bright, colorful, educational, boughten toys like mine!

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  14. Hey! We have a yes/no kid at our house too!

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  15. The car seats! That is awesome.

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  16. I had the same epiphany about Ryan...guy had me fooled into thinking he was some kind of Tim Tebow and then BAM, chauvinist. Womp womp womp...

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  17. And I mean, I only watch in between decades of the Rosary...

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  18. Um. Hilarious.
    Same story w the Bachelorette. and having a husband who would sit there and judge while purposely burying his nose in an intellectually superior book. Awesome.

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  19. totally agree with the bachelorette! sean is great but doug seems really nice too... and arie is super cute! quality television and time well spent! ;-)

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  20. hahahaha. "OH!?" I can't wait to hear this!!! We will make margs, lay down on the job, and put the kids into the plants for safe keeping.

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  21. Just sitting down to watch the Bachelorette and remembered I wanted to comment on this post a few days ago. So, after you and Simon move here to Charlotte with your chiles he can open that NFP only practice and you can meet me and my middle.aged.loser.mom.friends and chat about the latest maynard sighting (grocery, park, etc.)

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  22. Came to your blog through Conversion Diary and I'm loving it. My husband is *amazingly* 2 months away from finishing his fellowship (after 5 years of residency) and I stay home with our 2 little ones - and I laughed out loud at your line "residency has yet to pleasantly surprise me" -- I don't think there has ever been a better, more accurate summary of residency. So perfect! (Also, I'm a fellow not-proud viewer of every Bachelor/Bachelorette episode ...great to hear of someone else who shares the addiction!) - Megan

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  23. ...didn't J also love that tree when she was younger?

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  24. Is she saying 'fix it" on the video?

    Love your blog, the girls at Familia told me to check it out! -Emily

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  25. When my son says the word your daughter was using (it sounded like "beesee" or "peesee" to me) he could mean A) pizza or piece of some other sort of food or B) fishies, as in Goldfish crackers or C) some heretofore unrevealed baby code word intended to drive me mad.

    Also, your daughter is adorable :-D

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