I’m looking at a pile of flyers, clothing catalogs and advertising circulars that have accumulated on my coffee table. These are just the ones saved because I had a fleeting fancy for one item that I might come back to and seriously consider for purchase. It rarely works out that way though. If they don’t get knocked to the floor and chewed by the dog, then I eventually scoop them up and throw them away. Is that how it is for everybody? Please say yes otherwise I’ll be crushed by self-loathing.
I remember a time when I thought the 20% off coupon from Bed Bath & Beyond was like a jewel. A treasure. Now I throw those away, too – that store has nothing I want. It’s like it’s lost it will to purvey ever since Linens N Things went out of business. Meh. Maybe its just me. I should stop by one day and buy a new potato masher from the gadget section. Maybe a new salad spinner would inspire me to eat more salad. Did you know that OXO makes a high chair? It promotes “sitting up straight”.
Hey, want to make a good salad dressing?
- 2 tablespoons of horseradish
- 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons of milk to thin
- 2 tablespoons of heavy cream to thin (Atkins version)
- 2 tablespoons of water to thin (if you’re having a don’t really care about anything kind of day)
- the green part of a scallion, chopped
Mix together. Pour onto salad. Boom.
I recently realized how glad I am that we’re all done with that pictures of tiny babies posed among vegetables thing. Jeez that was stupid. My own tiny babies were too precious to me to ever mistreat them like that. While it’s true that one of them fell out of my bed and got clunked on his head with a (full) ashtray and the other one flopped out of her carriage down onto the cold mud, at least I never put cabbage leaves on their heads or propped them up on a turnip while they were sleeping. And so I feel that I am one of the better models of overall good parenting.