Where have you traveled and what place was your favorite?
Turkey, Costa Rica, London, Paris, across north Italy, around the US, and then over the borders into Canada and Mexico. I really loved Turkey. Costa Rica is absolutely beautiful, but after going to Turkey I missed the ancient ruins. I'd really love to go back to Paris, and to live in London for awhile...well, I wish I'd done a semester or something in London in college, since I don't see the kind of living there that I'd like to do happening now.
What is your favorite pastry to make?
I have my standbys that I make often, but I'm not sure what my favorite would be. My favorite thing to do in pastry school were showpieces...you know like on those Food Network competitions with chocolate or sugar. I also like decorating cakes, but I'm not a fan of making the cakes that I decorate, so that's kind of a problem. I like fancy restaurant desserts with tons of components, but that's a lot of work to go through at home. I'm not a big fan of work, really....
Is motherhood how you thought it would be?
Yes? No? I'm not sure. I'm leaning toward "no." I'd read up on breastfeeding, but I had no concept of how much of a full time job it would be, even knowing that it would be on an every 2-3 hours schedule at first. I never expected to like changing diapers. A lot of the things I thought would be easy are hard and visa versa. I never really expected to love it this much, even though I knew I'd love him and that the responsibility of motherhood would be good for me. I thrive on routine, and I haven't had much of any routine or responsibility for a few years, so I've been happier than I can remember being. Except for the last two days, but an out of nowhere return to sleep dep will do that to you. I just hope things get back to normal soon, between him being sore from vaccinations and us both getting over thrush.
I am always curious how people found MDC!
I can't remember how I got here, but I remember it was in 2005 when I was just starting to think about having kids. Truthfully, I wanted an excuse to quit working because I was in so much pain when I worked, so it wasn't the right time, but somehow I ended up here and learning a lot about AP and so on. It was a good education for when we did decide to start a family, because a lot of the things I've learned about here I just would've done naturally, but some never would have occurred to me as things you might do a different way, like circumcision and so on.
Cloud, mommy to her happy little Nimbus, born 11/09!