Seven Quick Takes

— 1 —

On arriving at the library, I asked what kind of book Kieran wanted. The answer? “I want a book about Odysseus!” I love it! I might have to get him one about the Iliad next, to see if he likes that as well as Odysseus’ adventures.

— 2 —

It’s a windy, somewhat cooler day today. “Cool” is, of course, relative when living in Florida, but I’ll take what I can get. If the wind were a bit colder I could pretend I was back on Grafton Street in Liverpool, which is just above the Mersey.

— 3 —

Houston, we have a climber. As I write this, Leo has one foot on Tidmouth Sheds, trying to stand on it. He moved a box to climb up so he could climb on his high chair, and again so he could reach the shelves. I haven’t found him on top of an ironing board like his godfather did as a baby, though. Leo’s also getting better at stairs. He won’t go down them backwards (usually), but he’ll at least hold on to the railing if I remind him to do so.

— 4 —

Thor just came out! I won’t see it in the cinema, because Leo wouldn’t nap and would just want to run around, and because cinemas are too loud for my taste, but I eagerly await the DVD release. I love Marvel movies. I wasn’t entirely sure about the TV show (Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD) at first, but I think they’re finding their rhythm now. I just hope Nick Fury shows up again.

— 5 —

This year we’re getting our turkey from a local farm! I’m so excited. And because it won’t have all the salt and other preservatives of store-bought turkeys, I can brine it. I’d welcome good brining recipes, as I’ve not done that before.

— 6 —

Speaking of food, I was able to eat a couple of bites of scrambled egg yesterday. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but I haven’t been able to have eggs at all, even baked in things, for about a year due to Leo’s intolerance of them. I was fixing eggs for Charlotte, though, and decided to try just a bit. He didn’t seem to have any ill effects. I also don’t have to be quite as careful about soybean oil or soy lecithin. I still try to avoid them, but I don’t have to be as obsessive about it now.

— 7 —

Our sea monkeys must be mutants. When cleaning, their container had gotten pushed back so it wasn’t as visible. Consequently, I forgot about them for about three weeks. I thought for sure they’d be dead, but there was still one swimming around. I fed it and put fresh water in.

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4 thoughts on “Seven Quick Takes

  1. We have been enjoying Agents of Shield so far. There aren’t many shows we watch regularly, so it’s nice to have something to look forward to each week. I am not a comic book reader, but I have enjoyed the Marvel movies and I appreciate the “Marvel universe” concept where everything ties together. Hopefully, we can get a sitter so we can see Thor together next weekend as a belated anniversary date.

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