Friday, October 26, 2012

icy boots, coffee omelet, sleep


this morning was cold, so that maybe other mornings i thought were cold, were just chilly.  this day's cold meant breathing into my mitten and trying to take that breath before it got cool and rubbing it underneath my helmet to make my forehead feel warmer.  and when i finally did warm up near the end of my ride, it was a feverish warmth, like you feel when you're sick, and the air temperature around you provides no excuse for being as warm as you are.  but that was the morning.  somewhere below freezing because there was an icy, slushy puddle on my way to class.

after class

i shopped for a few groceries.  ate.  and vacuumed.  then i rushed to get william and henry.  one of william's friends and his friend's mom were coming over to our house this afternoon for a play date and i didn't want them to be waiting on us.  it takes us a long time to get out of the school on any given day and today we were pulling out all the stops to show just how long it really can take us.  so that you might have watched henry digging up a potted plant in the hallway with a tin cup while william is telling me he can't get his other mitten because it is on top of the roof of an outdoor play structure, and i am standing there with two sets of winter boots, one fleece, one sweatshirt, a hat, and a pair of mittens in my hands.  fortunately his friend's mom didn't arrive at school until after another mother had climbed on two milk crates to get william's mitten off the roof and henry had gone around ringing the bell of every single bicycle before bitterly resisting my attempts to strap him into the burley.

the play date

the play date and the coffee were good. no fighting.  many toys scattered throughout the house.


here is an idea (taken from this cookbook and tweaked)... beat some eggs, like you're going to scramble them or make an omelet.  slice some cheese.  heat up a pan with oil or butter.  pour the eggs into the pan (like you're making an omelet).  put the slices of cheese on top of the eggs.  put a tortilla on top of the egg and cheese and cook on medium heat until the egg is cooked and the cheese is melted.  then, flip it over and fill it with fried potatoes and yogurt, salsa, whatever you want.  mmm...


do the dishes, give your kids a bath, read stories with them, watch the daily show (after they've gone to bed) and go to sleep!


nina said...

Will you bike in the dead of winter? Or, is this as cold as it gets?

Ed would love anything with tortillas and cheese. And tomatoes (or salsa). Not clear why I never oblige. Probably because I fear that I would eat too much of the tortilla/cheese combo on days where I don't pull a kid behind me on a bike.

greg|regan said...

Hi Nina,

Yes, I think so. Our other option is the bus... or walking. I'm hoping the bike paths will stay pretty clear of snow and that ice won't be a huge problem, but it shouldn't get too much colder than twenties-- at least, i hope not!

Maybe you could leave the cheese and tortilla off your egg... but it was a good treat!