lunedì, settembre 11, 2006

Auntie Mistress!

I have a new nephew. Slowly but surely the list of potential bone marrow donors grows . . . as does the list of bone marrow demanders but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. What a beautiful boy he is. It’s almost criminal for a family to be as good-looking as we are. Criminal.

That sort of dominated the weekend – otherwise the brunt of the dragon ride played out to the accompaniment of pain, pain, pain and Figaro illustrated to me how absolutely I grew up in a house of men, that he had to be the one to tell me, based on the experiences of ex-girlfs, that I should be cuddling a hot water bottle. That helped while it was on but hindered my walking.

I did pull myself together for the Cabbagetown fair/massive garage sale thingummy to buy a salad spinner, books and assorted other crap. I also managed to graze the yummy food at the street festival and admire how awesome it is that my neighbourhood is so diverse that at one end of it you had an Elvis impersonator and at the other you had blaring Singhalese horns while a Falun Dafa brass band marched around.

And yesterday we joined Mr. C at the Junction art festival. I like that neighbourhood so much! I know it’s the way it is because it’s at the back of beyond . . . still wish it wasn’t the back of beyond though.

8 commenti:

Sugarplum ha detto...

Congratulations, Auntie mistress! A new nephew! So close to being your own with none of the responsibilities!

I hope your tummy feels better soon. Have you tried eating cabbage? It strengthens your stomach lining. My father had nasty tummy troubles so that he was on awful medicine most of his life and when he realized it was killing him he started eating a leaf of cabbage with every meal and now he can eat anything. I love to eat it raw. It is so crunchy and fresh - they sometimes serve a bowl of raw cabbage like peanuts in bars in Japan.

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Figaro likes using raw cabbage in salads, and I like that he likes that . . . cabbage is yums raw, to the degree I don't know who in their right mind would boil it. Carmelize it a little, sure,but boil it? Mentalists.

Thanks for the good wishes, my stress tummy is fine and my weekend tummy was my reproductive organs going through a monthly ritual I like to call the Red Dragon Ride.

Aunties rock!

Melbine ha detto...

Yay!! Congratulations on the new nephew! I'll give you a call soon to get all the proper details. :)

I hate that the 'Red Dragon' is back in my life. Although it seems tamer now that I've had a baby. One of the rewards maybe...

Cabbage leaves are also recommended for nursing mothers if their breasts are engorged. Cabbage - gift from the gods!

ps - isn't it nice when boys help out during that special time of the month? My deep dark secret when I'm dealing with stomach trouble is to recite the rosary. Weird I know.

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Nah, it makes sense. It's meditative to say a couple rosaries.

My insane ex would get jumpy when I was Red Dragon Riding. I just avoided him at that time. I'm glad Figaro isn't like that.

Sugarplum ha detto...

I thought that might be what you were referring to but I thought I'd mention the cabbage thing since it was a miracle when my Dad used it. It's nice to have them around to get you stuff.

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Isn't it? I'd never have imagined, the last few being the unhelpful type.

Lady ha detto...

cabbage is also good for your thyroid, apparently. who knew that cabbage was so helpful??!

yay babies!!

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Yay babies!