Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Enemy territory + Happy Hanukkah!

I actually ventured into one of those baby stores (Buy.Buy.Baby) this weekend. Yes, talk about enemy territory! Actually, it was a pleasant experience. Started a registry. Mostly went to get educated about infant car seats and strollers, and check out the cribs and co-sleepers. I asked for a personal shopper who walked me around the store. She was super helpful. While it was clearly enemy territory, maybe I'm experiencing Stockholm.Syndrome, because I started to feel affection and true affiliation with my kidnappers (the non-IF population and those who cater to them).

My mother-in-law is here from Boston and we are taking her to a party tonight for the first night of Hanukkah. I made apple sauce the last two nights. Why two nights? Because I didn't feel I made enough the first time, and in typical obsessive fashion, had to make another batch for a total of 8 lbs of apples! I saved some for us for other nights. The apple sauce came out nice. I love just chopping  up apples (seeds, core, and all), and having them bubble on the stove. I recently bought a food mill, which quickly did the job. I hope to be using the food mill soon to make baby food with (we'll see how long that lasts).


Rebecca said...

Happy Hanukkah to you, too! And, congrats on "crossing over to the darkside."

Poppet said...

Happy Hanukkah! Enjoy a latka for me. Our closest Jewish friends moved last year, and I can't go around asking "um, have any to spare" from my other Jewish friends... and I haven't dared make them myself.

Before you buy anything, check out IKEA! Seriously - don't spend a fortune on baby furniture. Get cheap furniture and put the $1000s towards college savings! No joke.