It feels like forever since I just sat down to blog simply for the sake of having a good old catch up. FOR EV ER. So let’s catch up! Over (a photo of) tea and cake, no less! There’s not been anything particularly exciting going on in our house just recently (slash ever), but here’s the low down on our happy mundane.
It’s Jason’s 26th birthday in just under a week, and so I’ve been busy putting together a little selection of gifts and treats for him to enjoy. He’s requested a coffee cake as his birthday cake this year (remember last year’s caterpillar cake request?) and I think I’ve settled on Nigella’s coffee cake recipe as the one to try. I’m glad that this year I’m allowed to spoil Jason on his birthday. Last year he had a bit of a freak out about turning 25, and I wasn’t allowed to talk about or make a fuss of his birthday at all. The big silly.
Here’s a run down of my current technology-based woes! Hard drive still broken. Laptop still appalling. Tried using an old iMac that Jason had kicking around at work. Was so slow and crappy it made my laptop seem fast. (Maybe we could mark that as a success?). iPhone had a mini-freakout this week, & stopped working. A three hour stint in a bowl of rice fixed it up a little, but I fear it’s on its last legs. Sigh. I just need a million pounds for a technology overhaul, is that too much to ask?
I found out this week that Jason’s kept every anniversary card I’ve ever given him. Just when I think I know everything there is to know about him, he goes blows me away with sweet sentimentality like this. I’m a lucky lucky lady. Also, Ted’s been mellowing out recently and it becoming more soppy and snuggly by the day. It’s pretty wonderful :) Now, if he would just learn that being invited onto the sofa doesn’t mean that he’s become our equal and can ignore all commands henceforth, we could actually have a cuddly sofa dog!
Now, quick-fire boring news! Those lush Italian Pan di Stelle biscuits I bought home from Italy are almost finished, and I’m sad about that! I found out that we don’t put capital letters at the beginnings of seasons in English, and that also made me sad! (Because autumn looks nicer written as Autumn, don’t you think?) I burnt a candle down that looked like it was going to tunnel, and then turned out not to! Jason finished a whole crossword! I tried quinoa for the first time, and loved it! Jason tried fennel for the first time, and spat it back out onto his plate toddler-style! We need a new coffee pot, because I left water in ours for two days and it’s corroded and taints the coffee! Teddy tried to eat a kirby grip!
Phew. That was pretty thrilling. Any mundane-but-happy news that you’d like to share? :)