It’s the laundry, always the laundry. For being such a neat freak (and a bit OCD, I admit), folding and putting away the laundry is my least favorite chore ever. I’d rather scrub the bathrooms than deal with the laundry. See that pile there? It’s full of clean clothes. It’ll sit around unfolded in the basket for days, even a week. Once it’s folded, it can sit around some more before it gets put away. Can’t always blame it on being busy; it’s just one of those things that gets procrastinated on. I have a theory about this too: people who hate doing laundry also hate unloading the dishwasher (hate hate hate). True or false?
I am so very glad some of you tried the quinoa recipe! Actually, we’re always pleasantly surprised when people try recipes and report back here. Can I let you in on a little secret? It sounds kind of bad, but it’s just a testament to Mark’s chefness. Sometimes when we post recipes, Mark won’t remember how he made something so he’ll ask to see a photo and improvise in his head. It’s only because he won’t get to writing it down for days. He’s definitely done this with some of our more popular recipes that we’ve gotten feedback on, so don’t worry, we’re not sending you down some wayward road of culinary disaster. But as we soon learned from a friend who tests recipes for cookbooks for a living, sometimes chefs are the worst at writing recipes down for “normal” people.
Claudine and I have spent the whole week together as she was done with camp a week before Mia. It’s a lot easier when the kids are home together because they occupy each other so well, but when it’s just Claudine and me, she tends to follow me around the house most of the day. I took her on a girly date with me in Soho yesterday and we had a blast. She was a very good companion and we had a lot of fun trying on headbands and necklaces at J Crew and browsing through lipstick and nail polish colors at Sephora. You ever go shopping with a 4 year old? If you didn’t already know, they have a lot to say about these things.