My mother is going to Kenya for a bit and sent an email out asking what, if anything, any of us would want from Africa.
I replied asking for a doll and something elephanty, and as I was writing I turned to Squink and asked him:
“Squink, Nana is going to Kenya, what would you like her to bring you back from Africa.“
He thought with a heavy “hmmmmmmmmmm“, smiled and said: “I want a stone.”
I have to admit, that considering my family, this did not completely surprise me.. we like rocks. However, I felt compelled to ask: “What kind of stone?“
He replied, like I had asked a stupid question, with a quick “A special stone.“
So, I love those blogs where you comment and that is all you need to do to enter to win some prize or something.
I hate the ones where you have to twitter and facebook an entry, did that for a bit, but it better be pretty darn special for me to do again.
So, I found out I won here. Though I got an email and it took me forever to find out what site it was from!
Thing is, I am watching my calories pretty closely now and this kind of food stuff is not on my daily eating list, nor has it ever really been. Growing up in the land of potatoes makes one very finicky over what kind of potato food stuff they will ingest.
Squink loves them, mashed potatoes and when dinner tends to being lower in carbohydrates that he probably needs, this might be a good alternative to add for him. So I made the butter blend, and he loved it enough to ask me to pack the left over in his lunch. I say that is a pretty good review, if ever there was one. So, given the right set of circumstances, I am not adverse to trying them…
The bowl and spoon are awesome though, those are being used rather regularly and my favourite basic cookbook is a 1981 binder style Betty Crocker cookbook!
I find myself reading Dante's The Divine Comedy, and the questions that I can't seem to get out of my head are:
“Why was Virgil in hell?”
“Why was it so easy to travel from one realm to another as Beatrice did?”
We were looking at costume jewelry in a store… He found a cocktail ring with a heart shaped “diamond”… So, he turns to me and says;
“You know how when you're a girl and you don't have a boy? Well you buy one of these heart diamond rings and put it on. Then the boy will find you and marry you”.
Me: “What if you don't like the boy that wants to marry you?”
Squink: “You take it off and they go away, then you put it on again and a new boy will find you to marry you”.
While in Indiana, where the leaves were falling…
Squink: “People think that trees die in winter, but they don't… they just go to sleep”.
Squink: “French toast is like a sandwich glued together”.