Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu (oddharmonic) wrote,
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu
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A weekend of movies and Japanese food, a bit sick and Laurel having a tough day.

We spent most of the weekend lazing around watching movies or, in my case, falling asleep a few minutes into various movies. I liked the The Royal Tenenbaums (the DVD gets bonus points for having the Studio 360 segment on Miguel Calderón in the bonus features) and Laurel adored The Triplets of Belleville, which didn't surprise me since she loves Amélie. (I love Jeunet's movies, so it's nice we can share that even though it'll be awhile before I think she's old enough to see more than that and maybe City of Lost Children.)

On Saturday, I finally got around to opening a bank account in my name alone (a lesson learned from being married), we discovered a Japanese market a few blocks away from our house and we made sushi that night with wasabi so fresh I took the same amount I usually do and it made my eyes water. On Sunday, the three of us polished off an entire package of edamame after Vogon showed Laurel how to get the beans out of the pod.

The only downside to the weekend was being sick, but my sinuses and menses double-teaming me is thankfully rare and we had ample amounts of bitchwort and heating pads so I camped out on the loveseat and watched movies through the worst of it. Hopefully, ovulating twice in one cycle will be even rarer, although it only made the cramping worse the first day. (Thank goodness!)

I thought we started out well today following as much of a morning routine as we've established but Laurel became increasingly obstinate over lunchtime and into the afternoon. In reply to the screaming tantrum she threw at naptime (she needs a nap after lunch or she's a real pill by 1800) I took the little TV out of her room. She responded by being even louder, but she has to learn that behaving like that is unacceptable. If she wants to watch children's television and videos in her room, she has to learn how to control herself. I don't know if that's asking too much of a four and a half year old, but I'm all ears to suggestions.

Now that she's asleep, I'm off to fold laundry and file/pull sewing patterns. I keep getting behind with them. Now that Vogon's been inspired to make a teepee since we both loved Richie's tent in The Royal Tenenbaums and have a pattern for one (Butterick B4251), we should look through our fabric stash too.

Note to self: pick up more Bissell cleaning fluid and a non-crinkly mattress protector so you can clean and protect Laurel's bed from smelling funny instead of Febrezing it every time you wash her sheets.

edit 1900: She woke up in a much better mood and agreed to voluntarily sit on the potty two times to earn her TV back, which she did in less than half an hour after waking (one resulting in a successful potty use). I'm still thinking about making a teepee, although I should price PVC since the pattern calls for six 1.5" diameter pieces of PVC pipe, 84" long each. Wiggy.
Tags: 641_food, 791.43_movies, laurel
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