I just realized the weekend is almost over and I’ve been remiss in posting to the blog. Whoops! It’s been a busy weekend. Yesterday was Chris’s (actually, from a grammar standpoint, I’m pretty sure it’s Chris’) company picnic. Between trying to get Jamisen’s nap moved around and actually going to the picnic, it took up much of the day. Look at him below; can you believe he’s gotten so big?!
No complaints here though because Grandma and Grandpa Renoud (Chris’ parents – or, is it Chris’s parents?) were there and Grandpa Renoud was amazing with baby Jamisen. He followed Jamisen’s random wanderings and was a total eagle eye. Sorry that I don’t have any photos of them together yet (hopefully tomorrow) but rest assured, all the boys were cute.
I had a chance to read and cook a bit this weekend as well (joy joy joy!). Two books I am loving (!!!): ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette‘ and ‘The Age of Miracles.‘ Both are absolutely worth reading and I recommend them.
I also whipped up a batch of eggplant polenta and Jamisen is loving it (!!!). He seriously thinks he is in heaven and does his little ‘more’ sign language sign for all he’s worth. The recipe, from Martha Stewart, is here. I added a bit of kale (of course!) in between in the layers.
I managed to get a hike in yesterday and today (woot woot) but the big excitement of my day was cohosting a fundraiser for Jay Inslee, running for Governor for the State of Washington. I was honored to do the ‘ask’ at the end. The ‘ask’, if you’ve never been to a political event, is like the clean-up hitter. The job is go in and highlight some key policy points and then remind everyone that elections cost money and do the ‘ask’ for that money. I spent part of last night in front of the mirror practicing my 4 minute talk. When I went to public speaking school six years ago, that’s what my instructor, Reid Buckley said to do: practice, practice, practice.
Finally, some sites I am loving lately are Whitney’s blog on Public Relations and Marketing, Umani Girl on cooking, and Blogilates on awesome do-at-home work out routines (go abs!). I hope you had an equally fun-filled, busy weekend. I’m ready to hit Monday with all I’ve got – my ‘top five‘ goals are written down (and one of those goals is to get to the bottom of the bail-jar-status-mystery!). I’m excited to take the rest of the night to read ‘The Week’ magazine and relax. ‘Night!