2. Yesterday I told Nat we could make maple syrup candy on the snow.
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3. I think Thomas's favourite things in the world right now are K'Nex, Lego, Doctor Who, marshmallows, and hot dogs. I told Akira we might take the kids to the museum this morning, but I think it might be better to take the girls separately their first time. Maybe. And we can spend the day getting ready for the party. I'm very split about how much fun everyone would have versus the difficulty in keeping track of Thomas the Disappearing Act plus twin two-year-old girls who can't even tell anyone their names if they get lost. There. I've talked myself out of it.
4. I am so dejected about meal planning in general that I think i should plan a Special Two Week Menu of things I Like, and pretty much ignore everyone else's tastes. The children are just going to whine anyway. I'll make sure there's lots of rice or bread or something and then ignore them. They're incredibly lucky that I want to have crepes with strawberries or raspberries and whipped cream tonight, little ingrates.
5. I'm about two-thirds through The Seven Habits of Highly Productive People, which Geoff just read, and which is turning out to be surprisingly about virtue and self-discipline and vulnerability. It's very good, although the language is slightly off-putting for me. I don't like corporate much. Basically so far- you can't get anywhere unless you know what's fundamentally important to your life, stop treating people like things, and are willing to realize you have the option of self-discipline instead of unthinking reaction.
There's this secondary conversation/argument I'm kind of having in my head as I read it, about the necessity for grace, but I guess it's sort of like the building blocks for character. The primary virtues, which I can't remember right now, because I haven't had enough caffeine. Prudence, that's one.
Or actually books. Books are good, too.
7. I just saw this. Very cute. The Doctor and Sherlock introducing Stephen Moffat at the BAFTAs:
Okay. I have had forty minutes of total peace and tea, and the girls pretty much slept through the night. It's time to get the kids up and figure out what happens today besides cake-baking...