Friday, November 18, 2011

Potato-leek soup, salad, garlic bread (Thankfulness #18)

Today was the pits. It really was. But guess what?! It's almost over and tomorrow is THE WEEKEND. Also, I just got out of the tub from a nice bubble bath and even though I am still achy all over and have a laundry list of grievances (as John Darnielle would say), I am actually starting to feel semi-cheerful again.

Thing I am thankful for #18: JOSH!

Young coconut, young boy

(Ha ha ha. Look at what a little mister chubby face the Emperor used to be!)

I have been saving this one because well, it's so obvious. Of *course* I'm thankful for Josh! Also, I don't want him to get too pleased with himself if I laud him on the internet. Don't want him getting any ideas.

But he merits extra mention today. Here are four things he did today that I am thankful for:

1. He loaded the dishwasher. (No joke, this is a fast and easy way to my heart.)

2. After a toner cartridge exploded on me at work and I was freaking out, he came and picked me up so I wouldn't have to bike home in distress/in the rain.

3. When I charred the garlic bread, he did not react by sitting down on the kitchen floor and crying (my reaction). Instead he carefully scraped off the burnt parts for us so we could eat the garlic bread.

4. He consented to the Emperor's unrelenting demands to watch an episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which let me spend another 10 minutes in the bath tub by myself and gave me adequate time to towel off and put on clean jammies.

He is pretty good.

Dinner tonight: not as good. Well, not bad, just uninspired. I was in no mood to cook, so we just had potato-leek soup from a carton, garlic bread (burnt, but salvaged) and some salad. Here's the salad and the garlic bread:

Salad and garlic bread

Isn't that the saddest food picture?

The Emperor helped me make the garlic bread and really loved eating it, even though it was not really very good. Here he is enjoying a piece:

Thoughtful garlic bread


CraftyEarthMama said...

Bless Josh, he did good today!
I so can relate to the extra time in the bath thing...even if just 5 minutes it really helps :)
Oh and I love burnt bread, garlic, pizza, whatever it is tastes better to me.
I can't even take that chubby pic of the emperor! He's killing me with cuteness. I keep scrolling back up to look at it again :)

Anonymous said...

Oh your first pic is the best ever. So so serious!!

I would be very happy to eat a dinner of garlic bread and salad :)

Nada said...

I hate charring/burning things so I can sympathise. On an emotional day I probably would've had the same reaction! Good job on salvaging though :)

Anonymous said...

I'm giving you the biggest hug, Nikki! Hope today proves to be a much better day (we seemed to have had similar break-downs yesterday) ha!

When I saw that picture I was like, Wow, the Emperor sure got some chubby cheeks in the past few days. And got a hair cut! haha. <--slow.

Thank God for good men! But you are right. We cannot let their egos get too big... :) Oh and, that bread looks delicious, are you kidding me? I actually like a slight char to my food (not even joking...)