I ended up not having any time last night to do much other than cook dinner, walk to the park and then hang out with Arun and X watching football. And I am not complaining One Single Bit. However, I didn't get my weekend post written yet and I really do want to write it - for myself. Because five years from now? I want to remember last weekend. Nah, nothing overly exciting, but it was a nice one. I found it interesting that someone commented that Chookooloonks tends to write only positive stuff and because of that, she couldn't relate to her as much. It's precisely because of Chookooloonks' sunny attitude that I look forward to reading her blog. The pictures she snaps are just icing on the cake. Check her out - The Blog That's Always Smiling. It's not a bad thing, folks.
So, yesterday while I was in the grocery store excitedly picking out a pie pumpkin for some pumpkin erisheri (recipe here), I had to wonder what Arun's Food Memories of fall will be when HE is a grown up. Mine are definitely pumpkins, caramel apples and apple cider. While I am sure those will be part of Arun's, I wonder if someday when he is an adult, he will also think of erisheri and a nice fish with red sauce made from fresh marlin (it's in season now)? I was SO eager about the marlin that I started pestering the fish dude at our grocery store about 3 weeks ago for it.
Also, I did start reading Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer. Whew. It's depressing, but very interesting. Actually, fascinating (one example? I can appreciate how Elizabeth Smart easily fell under the spell of the people who kidnapped her. It makes perfect sense now). I don't think I will regret slogging through all of the sadness and somewhat dry history. Since I do have some Mormons in my family, I do have some sort of perspective, at least. Also, I think it will be a great book club selection because there is much to discuss about faith, and freedom of religion. I may write more about it when I actually done with the book. Oh, and I finished The Other Woman by Jane Green. It was a good little piece of Brain Candy. Short story? The protaganist in the book has an out of control mother-n-law. The book quickly turned soap opera-esque, but it was fun to read nonetheless. Again, nothing nutritious, but it was entertaining and fulfilled my requirement of being a Quick n' Dirty.
Oddest thing to happen this week? At Costco someone actually said that Arun looks like Suri Cruise. I resisted the temptation to point out that my kid was conceived with good, old-fashioned sex and alcohol, but seriously WTF? He doesn't look like Suri Cruise. sigh
Anyway, we had a lovely evening and here is some Snappage............