Wednesday, July 11, 2007

New news from the home front

TLM has another cold, I think. She was unnaturally warm yesterday and had an awful lot of trouble getting to sleep last night. On the plus side, she's learning to blow her nose on a tissue. I just wish she wouldn't use the snotty used ones that I've left lying around whilst distracted...

The boy has decided to quit smoking once and for all, and bought a supply of nicotine inhalers to help. He's already warned me to expect a few days of crankiness, so in lieu of patience I have offered him plenty of space.

Back when I was a frequenter of trendy cafes, Strawberry Fayre was my favourite den of sweet-toothed iniquity. It specialised in cheesecakes so rich that it was impossible to eat a whole piece, unless you were were willing to "rest" in your chair for at least the next two hours. But the manner in which I disposed of last night's individual baked cheesecake (brought home from the Moore Wilsons bakery), shows that some things get easier even without constant practise.

4 comments:

Angela said...

Poor TLM another cold. I hope she gets better soon. It is so cute how they try to blow their nose with a tissue. I have never smoked but I know it has to be hard for both of you. Good idea about giving him space. Yum, I could go for a piece of cheese cake.

Ms Mac said...

That cheesecake place sounds divine...

I haven't cheesecake for aaaaaages!

Poor TLM, I hope she's much better very soon.

The Editter said...

yay for the boy quitting smoking! don't forget www.quitline.org.nz or whatever it is for resources.

I used to love frequenting Strawberry Fayre too, until a friend baulked at going there cos the last time he'd been there was when his mum had died. I hadn't realised it used to be a funeral parlour but it explained why you won't see Maori people there...

Violet said...

angela: I reckon cheesecake could help the boy with the non-smoking eh?

ms mac: she's actually find most of the time, but gets all hot and restless from afternoon until after she goes to bed. It's all very mysterious...

the editter: I bet many Chinese wouldn't go there either, if they know. I think I actually went to a funeral service there once!