I started today in a more healthful way: What you see is a homemade bagel (THANKS, JILL!) topped with cream cheese that has some fresh snipped onion chives added to it. Talk about yum! Paired with a cup of coffee (with one little ground in it, not a bug, I promise) that made for a good morning. Such a good morning in fact that I had another one a few hours later topped with some homemade cherry jam from Clare! The second was actually pretty incredible. The bagel recipe makes a batch of 10 and I topped five with poppy seeds, five with sea salt. The sea salt, toasted and paired with the cherry jam was so good that I decided that's what we'll be having for dinner tonight as well.
And then Anja and I had carrot cake for lunch.
Last night we had a few big storms come through the area. Not a big deal, the girls usually sleep through storms. Except for this time. THIS time, after I stayed up after Martin went to bed to track the storms on the radar and keep up with the weather blog just in case The Big One came tearing through and was pretty much ready to hit the hay, Greta woke up a little bit. No big deal... nurse her back to sleep... Until a giant clap of thunder scares her back awake so much that she cried without sound for pretty much a full minute!! I'm not sure what time I finally got to bed, but Martin ended up driving her, IN the thunderstorm, and just getting her out of the car drenched all of us and woke her up again, but luckily she went back to sleep and then so did I. Whew. What a night!