The only first that my parents "scooped" us on that really really bugs me (even now) is dd's first touching the earth. We had specifically kept her off the ground initially so we could do a sort of "welcome to the planet" ritual when she was a bit older.
But then my parents were watching her while I took a nap and when I woke up there was dd sitting in their yard playing with flowers. It was cute, but still upsetting to me since we really had wanted to "introduce her properly" so to speak.
They've really backed off from "firsts" after I blew up (post partum hormones anyone?) at them over that!
I don't actually have one for this year...but I do have a tie for favorite new CD! I'm in love with the newest Loreena McKennit release "An Ancient Muse" (I use her songs in ritual all the time, and they make great belly dance routines as well!) and Sharon Knight's "Songs of the Sea" (yay for yummy pagan music!).
|Favorite restaurant in 2006?
Maxie's Supper Club...it's a cajun/New Orleans style place just a few blocks from our house. We can't afford to go often, but they make the world's best Po'Boys, "cajun popcorn" (deep fried crawdaddies), and they have this warm ginger cake that they serve with a lavender infused creme anglaise and rosewater whipped cream....insert homer simpson throat gargle of ultimate food based happiness here! And they're kid friendly to boot.
Well, despite the joy's of Maxie's, pregnancy has thrown my food preferences right out the window. For the past three months my favorite food has been the sweet and sour chicken at our local chinese buffet. But that really shouldn't count. So let's put my "pre-belly-bean" fav food back on the throne...and that would be home made pizza with feta and kalamata olives.
|Favorite thing to do to relax?
Relax? What is this relax you speak of?
Reading a book is top of the list, especially if DH has taken dd off and the house is quiet and I can drink my tea and read my book and listen to my music in blissful ignorance of the ever growing dust bunny society plotting total house domination behind my back.
This is a toughie...I'm tempted to say "tandem nursing", but I think I'll go with "starting my own business" even though it's still itty bitty teeny tiny. I started marketing my beeswax and olive oil balms and it's been going pretty well. Of course, it only brings in about 40 dollars a month (in a really good month), but that's better than nothing and the potential is there for more.
So it's been a busy year so far and there's still room for more!