Time!

2 November 2010 at 3:53 pm 3 comments

Ciao Bloggisti!

I never thought I’d quote Steve Miller (the bane of my university years) but “time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future”. I can’t believe it’s already November and that my little girl is already two months old and my “big” girl just turned seven!

For the last few weeks “time” has been on my mind: the lack of, the speed of, the wasting of, the quality of, etc.

I’ve also been pondering how best to reconcile my need to write with my überbusy existence). Yes, I’m getting used to life with three kiddos but I still have the urge to create things other than babies and clutter. I’d also like to communicate in some way with the outside world because I’m cooped up at home most of the time. But how to do it in between feedings, laundry and sleeping?

The only thing I could think of that would best fit my schedule is a point-form list of what I’m doing, thinking about, reading, etc., because world wants to know! Ideally I’d like to post one every day but, come on, we all know how prolific a writer I’ve been lately ;) I’m also going to write traditional posts (god willing!) from time to time so this new system isn’t set in stone.

Ok, here we go!

What I’m watching: My current obsession is the American version of The Office. I can’t get enough of it and I’m trying to control how many episodes I watch per day because I don’t want it to end! I have Seasons 1-5 (thanks Sue!). I was a huge fan of the UK Office and was doubtful I’d enjoy the US version but I was so wrong. The writers and actors have done a superb job with each and every one of the characters. Maybe in some twisted way it reminds me of work and is a way for me to “escape” to the office every day.

Music of the day: yesterday I enforced a No TV day and played CDs instead. A little bit of Schubert and Vivaldi but my favourite was The Beatles White Album. Perfect for a rainy day, or any day for that matter. That time spent in Rishikesh did them good. It has a bit of everything and will never let you down (well, except for Yoko’s screaming in Revolution #9. It scared the baby.).

Best read of the day: this is actually from a few days ago but I happened to read it now. I had no idea the Japanese were this crazy for doughnuts. They sound like my kind of people!

What I’m eating: I just polished off a heaping plate of spaghetti with sugo di stufato d’asino. That’s just a fancy way of saying “stewed donkey meat sauce”. I know, it doesn’t sound as good in English but let me assure you, it was yum. Oh, and last night the hubster made a divine risotto alla zucca, or pumpkin risotto. He also cooked his famous frittata, this time with turnip tops (cime di rapa). And thank god I can have a glass of wine from time to time because tonight we’re going to open up a bottle of San Colombano, the only DOC wine produced in the province of Milan.

Best moment of the day: Baby and Diggy “talking” to each other. She was even laughing a little bit. So sweet!

Worst moment of the day: My kids overhearing the expression “bunga bunga” and giddily repeating it over and over again. Cringe cringe cringe.

Well, this turned out to be longer than I thought. But it was fun!

Will I keep up with it? Only time will tell.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. nyc/caribbean ragazza  |  2 November 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Now that song in my head along with Seal’s cover.

    Thanks.

    x

    Just sharing the love Arlene ;)

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  • 2. Joanne at Frutto della Passione  |  2 November 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Good for you, great post. Nice to see you out here again. Looking forward to a cuddle tomorrow (with Charlotte – although if you play your cards right …)

    Thanks! I’m still waiting for that cuddle though…

    Reply
  • 3. Sue  |  4 November 2010 at 4:16 am

    Anytime buddy! Wish I could watch it with you and then we can laugh at it simultaneously! I hope to get Season 6 soon.

    What was up with Steve Miller, really? Was that just our time? Or are the kids still listening to it today? It’s in my head now… thanks for that!

    You have no idea how much I appreciate having those DVDs, esp. since I spend most of my waking hours feeding the baby. I’m pretty sure she recognizes the Office theme song by now ;)
    As for Steve Miller, I have no idea why he was so popular back then. I guess he was a good backdrop to all those drinking games. I have no idea what the kids are drinking to now. Bieber? Stomping Tom?

    Reply

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