Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Well, the big even has happened. Last Tuesday, on December 11th, I gave birth to my wonderful little baby boy.
Gil arrived at quarter to three in the afternoon, weighing 2.95 kilos. He got a bit of jaundice, so they released him from the hospital only this Sunday, and we already had the Brith yesterday.
He is truly a wonderful little boy, and do you know what? he's also a kind of mishmish. especially with them cheeks of his, which are rosy and sweet and slightly fuzzy, and OH SO EDIBLE!
His daddy, as well as the happy grandparents, are in seventh heaven. Pictures shall arrive soon, when happy daddy wakes up from his catnap. He deserves it, poor man.
In the meanwhile, I am open for social visits. Just give me a call, you guys! If I don't answer the phone, I'll get back to you later - no phone conversations while feeding, you know...
Monday, November 26, 2007
So what's on the agenda? Cooking and baking!
I have already put in the oven a large batch of Fairy's granola, with cranberries instead of raisins, and right after that I shall make a few personal-sized rhubarb and raspberry torts. Recipe to that will arrive after they're made, when I decide exactly how to do them.
Also, all the wonderful soup recipes from the "stirring the cauldron" venture made me feel like souping, and so I am making some underground soup - potatos, sweet potatos, onions and leeks, carrots and mushrooms, will all combine into a thick, wintery soup for tonight. Also in store: sirloin strips in fresh mushrooms and guiness gravy (I reserved some in the freezer from a previous cooking craze).
Now, I know what I promised you. Some pictures of the latest craftiness that had attacked me last week. Here it is, then:
for mom and dad's kitchen
For little niece's room
and for little Ponchik's nursery
All presents have been delivered, and were well received. The only one left to still experience all the pressies is little Ponchik, of course. He's due in about two and a half weeks, and I know he's as impatient as I am for us to meet face-to-face already.
Well, back to the kitchen. Lots to do!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Cloud Pea Soup
That's it. I don't have one ready, so no mouth-watering pictures, I'm afraid. But I can see into the near future, and from here it looks soupy. And peay. And cloudy.
And don't forget, all you Hebrew readers, to go check out the other blog entries on this yummy venture, via Tufinim website....
Monday, November 19, 2007
If you're into folklore and storytelling, this book is for you. Now I can listen to the radio version, only just released. So can you, on this link:
May I say, thanks again, Neil! I love reading your novels, as well as your blog. You rock. Maybe one day I'll even get that much-craved autograph, for which I couldn't be bothered to stand in line for over an hour....
We have finally managed to install a "subscribe to blog via email" widget. Scroll down and look to your right....
I am now officially the most brainless geek I know. Hopefully, some brain functions shall be returned to me after the baby comes.
Have a great Dane!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
So since morning, I've been making little pictures to hang on the walls, as well as a big nursery clock - something to hide away the unsightly ventilation duct they put in the room when it was built.
My theme is Brian Paterson's Foxwood Tales. I got some extremely cute paper napkins with drawings from the book, and also a few canvasses. The idea is to glue the picture layer of the napkin on the canvas, thus getting a ready-made base picture. On it I shall probably add all sorts of embellishments, and finish off with a coat of water-based varnish.
For the clock, I'll poke a hole in the middle of the canvas and attach a clock mechanism.
Also, since I'm already in the mood, a couple of pictures are being made for my darling little niece - one themed "coffee cups", the other "butterflies".
Pictures are to follow once I'm done, I hope.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
So I concentrate on the things I do know about. I'm preparing his room. I'm washing baby clothes. I eat good food and cook a lot for the freezer. and I make crafty decorations. A little cross stitched poem about angels is getting framed, the quilt is done, and i'm contemplating making some paper craft toys, too.
How can I wait another month?
Sunday, November 11, 2007
So: look out for winter soups in all your favorite foodblogs, coming this november 20th!
This blog will be about the good things in life: food and drink, beauty, and, quite possibly, but don't catch me on my word here, cats and babies.
I'd like to apologize to all my Hebrew readers: I know you know enough English to tackle this. Just think of all my English-only readers who'd miss out on my pearls of wisdom if I wrote in Hebrew.
I hope you enjoy reading, and do feel free to comment. Sit back. Have a coffee and some home-made cake. I'm about to start rambling!