I think that is partly because I look forward to them so much, and partly because Grace was sick and we were all walking around in the fog of sleep deprivation.
Friday was pretty low key. Jim stayed home later than usual so that he could finish up a brief he was working on, and Grace did everything in her power to climb into his lap and scribble on his legal pads. She also stuck her chubby fingers into his cold coffee a few times, but luckily there was no major spill that would have threatened the outcome of the case.
I finished up the work that I was doing around the house and decided to take advantage of the 60 degree weather. I tossed a lunch of olives, cheese and cherry tomatoes into a sack, stuffed them into a bag along with the awesome picnic blanket my mom got us, and Grace and I headed out the door to the park.
She is such a daredevil and yes, she is actually in a tree.
This is not a trick photo.
Every time she does something like this, my heart catches in my throat.
The Mommy side of me wants to grab her and tell her that she could fall down, but the tomboy side of me remembers the joy of tree climbing, and I stop myself.
Being in this tree made her day, and I love making her day.
Notice the cotton stuck in her ears? That sums up Saturday.
Sunday was filled with errands.
Jim stayed at home with Grace and covered our windows in plastic to block out the cold drafts that whip through the house during the winter. While they were doing that, I went shopping and then to the international market for corn tortillas. Migas is on our list of weeknight dinners, and I refuse to buy my tortillas anywhere else.
Dinner was quick and delicious.
I made homemade egg drop soup and fried rice, and while Grace still doesn't have much of an appetite, she did drink a few slurps of soup off of my spoon, so that made me happy.
There is something magical in that yolk-filled, golden broth.
I'm not sure what it is. It must be an ancient Chinese secret.
Egg Drop Soup
4 cups vegetable broth
1 garlic clove, smashed
4 scallions, sliced
1/8 tsp fresh grated ginger
salt and pepper
2 Tb flour
couple shakes of Bragg's Liquid Amino or Soy Sauce
2 whole eggs plus1 egg yolk, whisked thoroughly
Cilantro for garnish
Whisk together 3/4 C broth and 2 Tb flour and set aside. In a medium pot, bring remaining broth, scallions, ginger, garlic & Bragg's to a boil. Reduce heat and add the flour and broth mixture to thicken the soup, whisking constantly. Once it starts to thicken, slowly add eggs. They should form thin, feathery ribbons, not clumps. Season with salt and pepper and ladle into soup bowls. Garnish with a sprinkling of cilantro.
How was your weekend? Hope it was as great as ours, sick babe and all!