We have had a rash of adorable snuggling lately:
E and L have been sleeping in the same bed recently and I can't help but love it. They started life all smushed together. It makes sense that it's a normal thing for them. Plus, we are a snuggly family.
I've noticed while tracking my food (oh, today was painful) that I eat a lot of granola bars. I've never thought specifically about my granola bars before, but if I eat one every day, I should probably be more aware. The ones I eat are mostly sugar (HFCS when I looked at the label). They taste delicious, but probably shouldn't make up so much of my diet as they are nutritionally close to candy bars.
So I am looking for granola bar suggestions. I would like them to be mouthy. I want to know I'm eating something - I'm looking at YOU, Luna bar - as well as delicious and filling. I would probably prioritize filling over delicious. Granola bars are something I grab to avoid making a bad food choice before my next meal. Suggestions appreciated and no, I'm not going to make my own, but thanks.
I volunteered in the 3rd grade today and got to categorize AR information for new books. While organizing, I noticed a book that I hadn't heard of and opened it to a random page to check it out. It's about a young boy who gets lost and makes friends with a badger. I opened to the page where the mama badger's paw is caught in a trap and she is struggling struggling struggling while she can HEAR HER HUNGRY BABIES CRYING FOR HER. She struggles for THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS as the cries grow fainter. Finally, ignoring the pain, she CHEWS HER OWN PAW OFF but by the time she makes it back, half her babies are dead. She tries to nurse the others, but they're dead by morning. OMG WHAT KIND OF HORRIBLE BOOK IS THIS? I only read a few pages (I kept hoping everything would be okay) and I'm traumatized. I told A and he replied, "Wow. That book pushed all your buttons."
It was L's Swedish Name Day today and we celebrated with all the Lauras/Loris/etc in Sweden. She choose coconut shrimp for dinner and we had kladdkaka with whipped cream and raspberries for dessert. I'm trying to find a Swedish themed plate that I can serve the kladdkaka on. I thought about finding some name-themed gift (I was at Michaels and they had cute thank you cards with a fancy L on them), but I'm not sure I want to commit to that.
Speaking of L, she finished her first hot pad (or trivet, if you are Christine) and I used it to cool the kladdkaka. Yarn was on sale for $1 at Michaels, so I bought a bunch of multicolored yarn for us. She's working on another hotpad and I'm making a prototype placemat from this pattern. It's my second sample. I spent FOREVER trying to figure out why I kept doubling the first purl stitch I did. It turns out that NONE of the instructions I found mentioned that you have to pull your yarn through your needles to the front before the first stitch. Once I figured that out, I was fine.