Tuesday, July 9, 2013

a favorite book.

One of my favorite reads of all time is French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano. The by-line says "The secret of eating for pleasure".  Mother Rabbit would say "The only weight loss book I would ever recommend" because it is so much more than that.  It is a commonsense approach to food and eating... and life.

Two of my special friends are reading it this summer, which reminded me to tell you about it again.

call the midwife.

Want to add a real treat to your summer?  Buy or rent Season One and Season Two of CALL THE MIDWIFE.  It is a new favorite at our house.  The DVD jacket says:
"The inspiring British drama Call the Midwife that rivaled Downton Abbey's ratings in the UK is back fro another season full of births, babies, and blossoming romance.  Based on the bestselling memoirs by Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife follows Jenny Lee as she tries to provide the poorest women in London's East End slums with the best possible care."
The stories are beautiful.  And intense.  And wonderful.

brown bag helper.

We have a lot of kids. We break a lot of glasses.  Here is a little tip:

Next time something glass takes a tumble in your house, grab a brown paper grocery sack and carefully toss the broken pieces inside. Gently fold the paper bag around the glass shards a couple times, then toss in the garbage.  What we are avoiding is tossing the glass straight into the plastic lined garbage can because the sharp edges will cut right through the thin plastic.  This can be dangerous for the person carrying the garbage bag outside.  Also dangerous for the people responsible for cleaning the floors if the bag rips and the garbage tumbles.

Brown paper sacks are also Mother Rabbits favorite place to cool cookies.