Best of 09 – Playing catch-up

December 11: The best place. A coffee shop? A pub? A retreat center? A cubicle? A nook?

I would have to say the best place to be is sitting on our living room floor around 5:30 p.m. Because at that time the Mister is home from work, salve we are sitting together, hospital drinking our tea and playing with Moira. This is a  ritual that we both look forward to all day.

December 12: New food. You’re now in love with Lebanese food and you didn’t even know what it was in January of this year.

Shh… don’t tell anyone but I ate beef and pork once (each) this year. And it was… okay? I mean, it wasn’t spectacular and it took me many days to digest the beef – but after 13 years what does one expect? The reason for this change is my increasing inability to tolerate gluten and if I can’t eat wheat products AND don’t eat red meat (and pork and most other meats) my diet consists of eating Moira’s leftover rice crackers and cheese cubes. This week I am making bison & buckwheat meatballs so things are definitely changing around here.

December 13: What’s the best change you made to the place you live?

The fridge broke and we got a new one! It was (is) awesome. The freezer is frost free so we no longer have turn off the fridge every three months and chip away at the ice.

Other than that things have been status quo around here for the past year.

December 14: Rush. When did you get your best rush of the year?

I think my friend Jen said it best when she said: “Seriously, these Best of’s are less and less interesting.” Rush? Man, I don’t know. Maybe I should just say ‘everyday with Moira is a rush’ because it is pretty much true – clichéd, but true. Also, everyday with Moira I feel like I am in a rush if we are trying to get somewhere and I hate rushing – gawd forbid she could just let me put her shoes on without having a total meltdown or having to get Baby and Sookie and Soothie and maybe Moxy and a ThNack before we get out the door. And then she has to be allowed to walk for a while and then let you know when she is ready to sit in her stroller because if you put her directly into the stroller and don’t let her walk you will Never. Hear. The. End. Of. It!

And I’m not even going to do tomorrows Best Of which is: Best packaging. Did your headphones come in a sweet case? See a bottle of tea in another country that stood off the shelves?

Because, seriously? Packaging is one of my pet peeves and no matter how awesome looking or fancy-pants the packaging is – the best packaging is non-existent in my humble opinion.

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