Monday, September 21, 2009

Extra Extra: I Learned a New Skill In the Kitchen

  • A few days ago, I learned the correct way to peel a kiwi fruit (apparently I have been doing it all wrong my entire life). It was positively magical, and I will post about that soon.
  • Speaking of fruit, that is all I have been eating recently - plums, pineapple, strawberries, figs. I suppose it is my way of preparing to say farewell to all the bounteous fresh fruit as the fall season arrives.
  • Steve is currently away on a work-related trip in St. Louis for five days. Being the primary caretaker for our son can be challenging, but when Steve is gone for long stretches of time, I can go positively berserk. Aaron and I are keeping busy by hanging out with friends, taking walks around the neighborhood, and running errands together. Hopefully both he and I will survive the week.
  • I am 5 pounds away from losing all of my pregnancy weight! Thanks to my husband who watches the baby while I to the gym, thanks to my baby who eats like there's no tomorrow, and thanks to healthy snacks like granola and dried apricots. When I reach my weight goal, I plan to celebrate by purchasing a new something for my wardrobe. Maybe those boots that have been calling out to me?
  • No hair cut yet. I have a hair appointment in a few weeks, and am discussing potentially drastic hair changes with trusted friends. I will consider posting a photo if it is a success. If it isn't, I reserve the right to hide under a hat for a month.


  1. When I went to BlogHer, one of the vendors was the Australian Kiwi people (don't remember their official name) ... and they were handing out this plastic utensil for eating kiwi. Knife on one side to cut the kiwi in half ... and a spoon on the other to scoop out the kiwi. It was pretty cool!

  2. i tried peeling a kiwi a couple weeks ago and it was pretty entertaining since i had no idea what i was doing!! haha.

    and props to you for almost losing all of your pregnancy weight, that's awesome.

  3. Yayyy 5 pounds moreeee, I'm sure they'll be off in no time. And goofd for you for eating lots of fruits for the matter :) I love fruits!

  4. I'm dying to know the secret of the kiwi! I love them, but have no idea how to peel them without losing half of the fruit!