Monday, January 18, 2010

This is not an announcement.*

Me: What do you think of the name Merritt for a girl?

Jeremy: Merritt Garrett?

Me: Oh. Never mind.

*To be perfectly clear, I'm not pregnant.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Le Creuset

Happy Birthday To Me! Jeremy bought me a Le Creuset french oven for my birthday! (I guess he wanted my undying affection. Or maybe just dinner.)

I l.o.v.e. love it. I may have licked it when I took it out of the box yesterday. The woman who runs the Amazon shop Jeremy bought it from even sent a matching pot holder and oven mitt.

I know some people might wonder if I really need a $200 pot. And of course I don't need it. But I'll use it at least 3 times a week for the foreseeable future. And, perhaps the thing I like most about it, it will outlive me. Someday someone will pry it from my cold, dead fingers I'll pass it on to someone else and they'll still be able to use it for years. It's an heirloom, people.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Christmas by the Numbers

Days Away from Home: 18
Hours on an Airplane: 9
Hours Driving Between Newton and KC: 24
Car Accidents: 2
Separate Christmas Celebrations: 4 (If this sounds like fun, you and Christmas need to get a room.)
Hours Stuck in the Snow by I-35: 1.5
Movies Watched in the Theater: 3
Pictures Taken: 6 (FAIL. 2009: The Lost Christmas)
Money Spent on Gas: $351.38
Pounds Gained: 14