Writing's going well. Time to start firing stuff off to publishers. I still have a story out there that I should be hearing back about soon. (prepares self for thin envelope with the inevitable rejection letter)
John made a fabulous supper last night. I told him we need to have it for Thanksgiving (I don't like turkey.) The house still smelled fabulous this morning. He made pork chops that were baked in a carmelized onion/balsamic vinegar sauce with sliced red and yellow peppers. There was fresh rosemary in there somewhere (yum - I love fresh rosemary!) He also made new potatoes that were seasoned with fresh thyme and rosemary, salt and pepper. Oh yum, yum, yum! I'm hungry again just thinking about it.
I've been making tom kar gai lately but sans the gai, so I guess it's just tom. I do plain rice noodles for filler and it's a super quick and easy lunch or snack. All the kids like it, but Mollusc has been begging for dofu in it, so I got some so we can do another batch this week.
It's been unseasonably warm for November in Michigan. Can't say I have a problem with that!
On the swimming front, Prawn has learned to float on her back. Hooray! And Fishy can get down to the bottom and skim along it now. He actually banged his chin on the bottomof the pool on Wednesday night. He never used to be able to get down that far. He's doing pretty well on swimming with his head out of the water now, though he's still the most trepidatioous of the lot. Prawn can swim and come up for air and keep going. She can also tread water, which is handy. She's learned the jumping for air emergency trick, so that's something of a relief, too, though she needs some more practice, still.
We cleaned out the bathroom today and it's rather empty and echo-y now - a bit disconcerting, actually. I guess we need some kind of arras in there now as a sound absorber. Maybe I can get a nice tapestry of Berek Halfhand. ;o) (see Thos Covenant books)
Last night we watched Lolita. I've always had a thing for Jeremy Irons. :o) I thought it was well done. Tonight is Maybe Baby (Hugh Laurie) and tomorrow should be Mostly Martha (in German, original title Bella Martha.)
Tomorrow Sluggie does her Mommy's Helper thing and whne she gets back we're going to the homeschool group bowling - um - thing. They do it the first Monday of every month and friends are going so we said we'd meet them there.
I got a call from another friend who wanted to give my # to a friend of hers who's going to start homeschooling her son. Lately I'm the homeschooling answer mama. I guess I didn't mention that I've been gathering info for another mom at TKD who plans to hs one of her daughters in one or two subjects, possibly more. And a mom I've been talking to at the grocery store (she works there part time) about hsing has pulled her son as well. 'Tis the season, I guess. Kids have been in school long enough by this time of year that parents realise it's not going to get any better. I'm really glad we were blessed enough to have the opportunity to make our decision so long ago, and that the right set of circumstances was in place to lead us down this path.
We watched the first Star Trek movie with the kids tonight. I'd forgotten how incredibly slow-moving it is - almost 2001-ish (but not quite that painful.) I wonder if number 2 is like that as well. John says he remembers the even numbered ones as being better than the odd numbered ones.
I'm making big progress on a massive re-organising effort. Whew! Now I need to get down to the used bookstore in Brighton and take in a load of books!
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