In the spirit of trying to blog a few lighter posts so here's one about a few things I really like (but still sprinkled with IF--can't help it!).
Those of you who know me/have read for a while/followed my old blog know that I heart baking. Sometimes I bake when I'm stressed...but really that could almost be any time because as anyone battling infertility will tell you, background stress is a constant. It's just sort of always there, lurking. Some days it stays down deep and others it rumbles just below the surface.
But baking...baking almost always makes me feel better. Of course, it, too, can be bittersweet because I imagine baking with my own children (in particular, a daughter!).
For now, I bake with Mr. LC. OK, I take that back..Mr. LC is an awesome sous chef in addition to taste-tester extraordinaire. He will often clean up my messes as I'm making them, and folks there is not much better than baking and not having to clean. I am so lucky in this regard.
Speaking of things I like: I heart monkeys. In particular, Curious George, sock monkeys, and Julius by Paul Frank. Again, those who know my old blog know Mr. LC and I have hoards of Curious George stuff 'in waiting' for a nursery (the old retro stuff, not the ugly newer stuff). When I started seeing Paul Frank Small Paul clothes I had to restrain myself from buying...and eventually did take the plunge and buy some tiny pink Small Paul booties. That was two months prior to IVF #5...whoops. At any rate, in my pursuit of trying on 'normal' I have had fun (honestly!) buying the Paul Frank stuff for my friends kids--hey, I gotta buy it and I feel stupid buying it for some imaginary child of my own, so there you go.
That was a rambler--but imagine my delight when I saw this in Target:
See! I knew it--Julius loves Mr. LC's alter ego :)
So back to the baking: I had some fun trying to mimic Bakerella and here's what I came up with, tiny cake ball cupcake bites! They are divine, if I do say so myself.
And today I bought the latest OKGO CD. Again, those who know me from way back/old blog know I heart Damian Kulash and nearly all things OKGO. I'm a true fangirl, and I can admit it. In fact, here's something that will make you laugh (and something I really probably shouldn't admit). Back in 2005 Mr. LC and I were at one of their concerts (we've been to quite a few) and were talking with Mr. Kulash. Mr. LC had made me a birthday card that year and it had a picture of Damian with a word bubble making fun of the fact that some 30 year old lady would be swooning over Damian at a concert (very funny, Mr. LC). Damian got a kick out of it since he was nearly 30 himself and he wrote on my card "oldies stick together--you and me in 2010!" OK so I still have that signed card (duh) and I got all excited the other day realizing it was 2010 so you know, I could go and make good on that signed promise...only to realize he wrote 2020! Argh. Only ten more years :) But, check out the new CD, it's awesome. And here's a photo from 2006 when I saw him at a show...tell me he's not gorgeous (albeit a little sweaty) and now he's not shaggy-haired anymore--that was so 2006.
OK so very soon I'll be back to my regularly scheduled programming about infertility angst, the unfairness of it all, my continued feelings of disconnectedness with almost everyone around me that has kids...ummmmm yeah.
Can't wait, can you?
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