Sunday, January 15, 2012

New glasses

So, my sassy red glasses are officially lost. I searched high and low and have not been able to find them for 2 months. This means my eyes were got really tired of contacts since I had to wear them every moment I wanted to be able to see...which happens to be a LOT.
   I finally broke down at Christmas and went to get new ones. My father-in-law happens to work at an optical shop and hooked me up with some awesome new glasses! You can't really tell in the picture but they have subtle brown and black stripes on the outside and dark purple on the inside. I was temped to go again with red, but then if I ever found my last ones...I'd have two red pair, so I went darker this time. How do you like them?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Choose your own adventure birthday

Kimi had a birthday this week. Missy and I wanted to do something for her and she opted for a surprise.
I texted her 4 random questions and she unknowingly choose her own adventure:
Out or In (she chose: In)
Fancy or Comfortable (she chose: comfortable)
Exotic or American (she chose: exotic)
New or Familiar (she chose: new)

So, we stayed in, wore comfy clothes, made a blanket tent in the front room like we used to do all the time when we were little, had an exotic meal (Ethiopian food) and watched a new movie with just the girls. Missy made a yummy toffee chocolate cake. We had a blast.

I had a lot of fun making the Ethiopian food. I'd had it before at a restaurant so I kind of knew what to expect. To explain, it is a large thin pancake like bread, with little piles of each kind of stew. I had chicken stew with hard boiled eggs, lentil stew, vegetable stew, and a cottage cheese/lemon mixture. They are all heavily spiced and delicious. You tear of pieces of the bread with your hands and grab parts of the stew to eat it. It is also very filling, we found out.

Friday, January 13, 2012


I had my first experience rolling my own sushi. I have watched the sushi chefs make it behind the bars and it didn't look too hard. Ben happened to have a sushi mat and a nice rice cooker so now I had the right supplies. I think I did pretty good on my first try. We only did california rolls and a shrimp rolls to start with before we tried the expense of sushi-grade fish. Now we are excited to try more...