Sunday, January 15, 2012
Trying to take pictures
I managed to pick up my camera a few more times than normal this weekend. This photo was from Friday, when a friend whose son goes to school with Neve had some of us over for a little cooking lesson. She is one of those people who are good at everything, especially anything food related, so she taught us to make summer rolls (like spring rolls, but not deep fried). She had done all the chopping in advance, so it took no time at all to roll it all up. I have a feeling they won't quite turn out as good when I make them on my own.
And here is our new family pet. Chloe used to have a dog exactly like this until Neve lost it in Grand Forks a year or two ago. Neve still had fond memories of Jessie, so she was very pleased when she got Jessie 2 for Christmas. This dog goes everywhere Neve goes, it gets tucked into its special bed at night, and I have to take care of it when Neve's not around. Today it got a new leash and collar, made from a shoelace and a glow bracelet. In this photo, it - I mean she - is eating croissant crumbs. Naughty puppy. Neve doesn't like it when I say that to her. That thing is spoiled rotten.
It was a good weekend - lots of downtime at home, but we went out for dinner on Saturday and to my sister's tonight. We're all dreading Monday more than we usually do. But low expectations almost always work in our favour; it can't be as bad as we're expecting.