(Everything but the) Kitchen Sink Curry…

Conundrum. What does one make for dinner every night the month before moving? You know, that month when the last thing you want to do is go to Costco to stock up on three months worth of green beans, rice, cereal, and coffee?

I stood in my cupboard, which is far from bare, but somehow always seems to have nothing in it anyway, and attempted to decide. Pasta, nope, had that last night. Hmmm…. I have ground beef and garlic, okay, fry that up with some olive oil. What to add…. Oh look! Savory mushroom rice pilaf! Great! Get that cooking…. still not quite a meal….Voila! Dried shitake mushrooms! Boil some water and get those ready to add. Anything else? Well… here is some red wine, some dried cranberries, and some curry powder. Why not!

So yes, we are having what I call… (Everything but the) Kitchen Sink Curry. It is surprisingly tasty.

Oh, ask not for whom the baby cries….

For my daughter so loveth TV…

That she is currently watching Kenneth Braunagh’s Hamlet. Yes, and not just because it is what I had on. I asked her if she wanted me to change it, and she said no. She is eating her ham and watching a decent presentation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Hmmm… maybe there is an actress within her yet.

This has been a hard week. The first three months of babyhood are always hard, but this week I got a major dose of pain. I had the baby screaming inconsolably through doctor’s appointments and phone calls with the insurance company experience, the baby won’t settle while trying to study experience, the everything in the world is waking the baby up experience, etc. I am so tired I can hardly stand it.

However, this morning, I got to snuggle Marlena for about half an hour while Lee played with Oliver. Marlena actually held still and cuddled for half an hour, she is usually far to wiggly to make it so long. It was a really nice way to start the day.

We are still house hunting. I am getting nervous as we have to give 30 days notice, and we need to have a new house by the 11th of June. Ugh!!