-1-Every time I make rice, I SWEAR afterwards that I'll never ever ever serve it to a toddler again.
|because look what happens!!|
And yet...I continue cooking it, always telling myself, "maybe it will be ok this time" (but no, it never is).
-2-Last week, we went to see replicas of Columbus' ships, the Nina (too lazy to figure out how to do the little accent over the 'n') and the Pinta. It was pretty cool to have the city skyline in the background.
|love my Moby wrap! Also, see! Pittsburgh DOES get blue skies sometimes!|
-3-One of my uncles, knowing that I'm "really religious", occasionally gives me Catholic items that he inherited from my grandparents (holy cards, medals, etc.). Last time I saw him, he gave me a full holy water bottle which is labeled "St. Anne Water". No one in the family has a clue what it is or where it came from. The best I can come up with (through a Google search, of course), is that perhaps it came from this well? If anyone else has a better idea, please do let me know.
-4-Unfortunately, I have terrible teeth. I have had 30 cavities (yes, that's more cavities than I have teeth in my mouth. I swear I do brush my teeth regularly!), two root canals, and a couple crowns. Ugh. I have never once gone to the dentist and had them tell me "everything looks good!".
So when I went there earlier this week, I pretty much expected something to be wrong...but not this. Okay, a little backstory first: during this past pregnancy, I didn't really have any cravings for a particular food. Instead, it was for ice. I munched on ice constantly throughout the last trimester. I'm sure the 90+ degree weather and our stifling hot house contributed to my desire for something so satisfyingly cold. But apparently (so says my scandalized dentist), it is VERY BAD to chew on ice. And by doing this, I managed to break two of my teeth. And now both have cavities (underneath the old fillings that were already there). And my dentist wants to put crowns on them, which I am told insurance is unlikely to pay for. Awesome.
Raw milk! I've read so many good things about it, and have been wanting to get some for a long time. But last year, I was having a heck of a time finding any for sale (I guess there are a lot of legal issues surrounding it). Once I finally knew where to buy some, I was pregnant again, and it's recommended that you not drink it while pregnant, because your immunity is down and you have a higher risk of getting sick. Ha - I'm really doing a great job selling people on this stuff, huh? Anyways, just Google "raw milk" (which means that it's unpasteurized) if you're curious to know it's many supposed benefits.
I've been wondering how if it would taste different. It's very rich. Though it's whole milk, so that's to be expected. But there was another quality to the "richness" that's hard to explain. It reminded me of malted milk - it had a sweetness with a lot of "body" to it, if that makes sense. There was a definite flavor there that's not present in regular store-bought milk. But I can't say for sure if that's due to the fact that this milk is unpasteurized, or because it comes from cows which are exclusively grass-fed (which I doubt to be the case with other milk I drink).
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