Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Segue


Fritz and I regularly make and split a big salad for dinner. A few weeks ago, I made this Collard Greens with Freekeh salad from Sunset magazine. So yummy! (Although, in subsequent makings, I cut back on the amount oil.) Even the kids were into it; they usually pass on salads. I think it helped that cracked freekeh has an interesting backstory about a feud, fields burning, and crops saved. If you buy Bob's Red Mill brand of cracked freekeh, the story is printed on the bag. The freekeh itself was popular enough to be a new addition to our regular meals.


One of our long-standing regular meals is omelets for breakfast on the weekends. With all the chopping, it's the most time-consuming weekly food preparation that we do – and it's not accidental that it happens on the weekends and in the morning. For some reason, the kids always seem to have the most patience and the highest chance of playing together first thing in the morning. If there aren't kids hanging all over me and quarreling, I'm free(er) to chop vegetables.


I recently decided to cut my hair. Actually, I told the hairdresser to "cut it shoulder length" and demonstrated with pretend-snipping a lock of my hair at my shoulder. This is how she interpreted my words and actions.  I would say what she did is "chin length." I've tried telling other people (and myself) that it doesn't matter that she cut it shorter than I wanted. It'll grow, right? But, honestly, I'm still extremely annoyed at her a month later. In her defense, I let it air dry (no styling) in both the photos above. Still, she 1) didn't do what I wanted and 2) did a crappy job taking my hair's wave into account. I'm done with her. I've said that before about this hairdresser, but this time, I really, REALLY mean it. Remind me in about a year, okay?


Your eagle eyes probably spotted that smart phone two photos back. That's right. Now I can take photos of myself and my kids without depending on anyone else. Amazing, right? Let's just hope all my newfound abilities don't go so far to my head that I drop my expensive toy while playing with it on the chairlift. Or that I forget to blog because I'm too occupied sending images via texts to everyone I know.

7 comments:

Pregnantly Plump said...

The salad does look good! I like fruit in salads. Congrats on the phone! I like mine, but only take pictures with it. No apps. I think the hair looks nice, too. But I'm partial to short hair. You should definitely leave your stylist if you're unhappy, though. Especially if this isn't the first time you've threatened. Looks like things are going well. I'm glad.

write my essay said...

Thank you so much for sharing salad recipe! It looks gorgeous! I love fresh green healthy eating so I will definitely make this salad on the weekends.

Anonymous said...

Yes, awesome recipe - if I could only find the right collard greens here. Any tip, Anne?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, one 'e' too much for Ann.

Ann Wyse said...

In this recipe, I think I'd use spinach or chard if I couldn't find collard greens.

Idena said...

I am 100% in love with my smart phone, mainly due to the camera option. It actually takes better pictures (and they are easier to edit) than my big expensive camera, which is now gathering tons of dust.

I like the hair cut! But I completely understand how frustrating it can be when they don't do as we ask. I've learned with mine to ask for half of what I want. If two inches off is my goal, I tell her "no more than one inch" and it works out.

Swistle said...

One of the things I dislike MOST is when I clearly state what I want, and the other person agrees to that, and then it ends up being something different, with no acknowledgement that it is different. (...I am trying to state this in general terms that apply to everything from restaurants to marriage, and it's not going well.)