Turkey Day 2008 came and went without any mishaps. No issues with an undercooked turkey because the 12 pound bird didn’t fully thaw due to innards hiding inside. I learned from my past mistakes and made sure I had an entire canister of propane available for the big day, a fully thawed bird, and removed the innards.

We invited our neighbors over since they don’t have any immediate family in Seattle or the United States. This does mean I shunned my immediate family, but it’s all good. It’s still a bit tough to make any firm commitments with our daughter. Our neighbor’s have a son who is only two months younger than Baby Singe. It works out well, although I wouldn’t say they’re best mates yet. He pretends to not understand her, but I know better.
I had all of last week off, so it will be exciting to return to work Monday morning. What did I accomplish? Well unfortunately I wasn’t feeling so hot the first couple days home and then Wednesday was food shopping/prep day. Thursday was Turkey Day and before I knew it… it’s Sunday night and I’m blogging when I should be in bed.

Saturday we braved Ikea to buy Baby Singe an early Christmas present. We created a basement playroom so she can hang with the adults while we fold laundry or chat amongst ourselves.

Speaking of chatter, you know those Jason Bourne movies, like The Bourne Ultimatum? I’m a sucker for these movies because I love where they film the movies and the action isn’t so bad. The Bourne Ultimatum has a hurried pace and an equally hectic soundtrack to match. While watching the movie tonight, I heard a faint alarm clock in the background. I assumed it was part of the movie. After about 30-45 minutes, I paused the television and still heard the beeping. Turns out Baby Singe inadvertently turned on the alarm clock in her room earlier Sunday. Amazingly the little one didn’t budge while the alarm sounded. Yeah, she’s not a light sleeper like her dad!

*récapitulons –> “let’s recap” in French.


About lessinges

Seattle native, discovering life! I like ice cream, cold cereal, and The Amazing Race.
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29 Responses to Récapitulons!

  1. Glad you had a good Spanksgiving … it was nice of you to invite the neighbours. Anna looks scrumptious in that photo. Also, I love Matt Damon.

  2. qt says:

    Glad to hear the holiday passed without major incident. Anna is WAAAAY too cute for her own good, but you probably already knew that…

  3. Mone says:

    Sometimes its a + if you have a deep sleep 🙂 Jeeez, Anna has grown so much already! Have a good week!

  4. ubermilf says:

    Why do you have an alarm clock in the baby’s room?

  5. thistle says:

    i like when you post pics of Baby Singe, she’s about the same age as my perfect sister’s grand-daughter…and echoing ubermilf…why? the alarm clock in the baby’s room…does she have trouble getting ready on time for her bus? 🙂

  6. SM says:

    I’m back at work today, too. Boo.
    Glad that you had a good Thanksgiving! How awesome that you had your neighbors over. I gave my neighbors some homemade pumpkin pie.

  7. Maggie says:

    Sounds like you had a perfect Thanksgiving!
    Kids love hanging out when the laundry is being done. I guess they’re just weird or something.

  8. furiousball says:

    the Bourne series movies are good. some of the very few actual good movies that qualify as action

  9. brookem says:

    glad to hear you had a nice thanksgiving!
    how did we go from chatter, to the bourne ultimatum? (mostly im giving you a hard time with this question… but i do sort of wonder…)

  10. SM says:

    I still have 3 more hours to go. First day back has gone really slow. Ugh.

  11. egan says:

    Essentially Me – yes, Matt Damon has that guy next door look. I would like to see him play a complete dumbass in a movie though. Anna, she’s delightful.
    QT – minor disasters during Thanksgiving seem monumental. I will say it’s one of the most stressful holidays yet that’s not the way it should be, but oh well. This year was much mellower since we got stuff done ahead of time. Yeah. It helps to take the whole week off. I do have a hunch, wink wink.
    Mone – hello! Yes, I hope she is a deep sleeper. I spend far too much time sneaking around the house afraid to wake our sleeping daughter.
    Ubie – it was in her room from the good old nursing days. It’s nice to have the cheap Ikea clock in there. It’s not like we set it ever because when you have kids, as you know, you no longer need an alarm.
    Thistle – very very funny, I see how these comments are going to go. I lead a regimented life and I can only expect the same of my daughter. Who cares if she’s 16 months old. Toddlers crave routine (truth) so yeah, bring it!
    SM – no, say it ain’t so! I refuse to believe you’re back to work already.
    Maggie – your kids love hanging out when you do laundry? Do they play in the piles of laundry as if they were leaves? Our just discovered the laundry room. For the most part we haven’t really shown her the basement. It’s not an easy area of the house to babyproof.
    Furiousball – they really are good action flicks. I have to say the more I watch Ultimatum the more it’s annoying me though. The music, the repition of lines by the CIA dudes, 4/15/71, etc. I hope they stop at three, that’s all I can say.
    Brookem – ha, nice one. Babies love Jason Bourne and there you have it. I’m glad things are going well for you.
    SM – the first day back to work after a vacation is tough. The first day back after vacation and from maternity leave must be even more challenging. I wish you the best. If you had a Twitter account you could keep us posted on all the important developments of your work day. That’s the kind of stuff that matters.

  12. SM says:

    The block Twitter here. Can I use your comment box instead?

  13. egan says:

    SM – don’t be silly about the Twitter nonsense. I was pulling your leg. I’m in a Twitter battle and it’s not pretty. I’m the anti-Twitter or maybe you could say the anti-@janecyber” Chat away if you want. Hey, how far is Council Bluffs from your home? Just asking.

  14. SM says:

    What is an “anti-Twitter”? I’ve never understood the thing anyway…who wants to know what I’m doing every second, anyway? I mean, really.
    Council Bluffs is only about 30-45 minutes away. Which also means it’s about 30-45 miles away. There is a couple of sweet river boat casinos up there that we like to frequent at times. Why do you ask? Did something happen there or something?

  15. egan says:

    SM – the HQ for Twitter is in Council Bluffs. Capiche?

  16. Cléa says:

    Try cooking a fresh turkey next time. That reminds me to start organising Christmas…
    Sounds like la petite Singe has got the boy wrapped around her finger!

  17. SM says:

    Why do you lie to me?

  18. egan says:

    SM – did you research it? I wondered if you would. Nah, I just had to ask. I know this guy who lives there, “know” being the key word.

  19. egan says:

    SM – do you live in a duplex in a cul-de-sac? Do you like your coffee black?

  20. sprizee says:

    I never caught the first Bourne movie in the theater. I friend lent the the DVD to me recently and about 1/3 of the way thru I got bored and started folded laundry or reading my book or some such nonsense. Guess I should have seen it on the big screen where I could be held captive.
    Have you see the new Bond movie yet? I caught it at the Cinerama a couple weeks back. I liked it.

  21. meno says:

    Those French people, always messing with perfectly good words.

  22. Kailyn says:

    LOVE the Bourne movies. Then again I grew up mostly around my dad’s family — predominantly male — and they swear by all things Clint and the Godfather trilogy. Bottom line, we all like some action in our movies.
    And you just got around to creating the playroom for Baby Singe? Seems to me that a girl who will one day be demanding Kate Spade has probably been demanding that playroom for quite some time. As such if she has true diva potential, then you have probably been hit in the head several times with some projectile she has tossed.

  23. thistle says:

    did i say anything about you being regimented?…methinks you might be ‘projecting’ a little there LOL…are you regimented? like OCD regimented…cos i’m used to that…i’m a professional you know…
    and is that a real lawn tractor she’s on? she looks pretty comfortable, i think she may be a natural born outdoorsy environmentalist type…

  24. SM says:

    Are you stalking me?

  25. egan says:

    Sprizee – now that you mention it, I think these are the only three action movies I saw in the theatre. I don’t know how it happened since Mrs. Lessinges isn’t really an action flick person. I haven’t seen the new Bond movie yet. I’m torn whether or not I like Daniel Craig. His constant pouty face wears on me. He’s hot though.
    Meno – true that. And, and they have the audacity to include silent letters in their words. Lucky!
    Kailyn – I do love the Bourne movies. They’re fun to watch. I really liked that Ronin flick for the same reason, but I know it didn’t do so well in the theatres. Well our daughter has plenty of room to play in her room and our living room. We never really had a space for her to play in the basement though. Now with the weather turning, it’s time we accept the fact we need room for her to grow. Kate Spade? As if.
    Thistle – I laid on the sarcasm deep in my comment back to you. It seems you got that, but you’re wise to tread lightly. I think at one point in time it was a functioning tractor. It’s now a toy in our neighborhood park. She’s ready for a trip outdoors. Camping next summer will happen.
    SM – damn right I am, what are you going to do about it?

  26. tori says:

    I had a real comment all set to write but then I read the comments and am cracking up at you and SM.

  27. SM says:

    Probably nothing.

  28. egan says:

    Tori – well, you see it’s my job to give SM a bad time now that’s she back to work. I’m sure she’s not terribly focussed in her work endeavors.
    SM – nothing? So not true. I have my ways. I may not be Italian, but I’m hella connected. Don’t forget my Council Bluffs contact!

  29. Kailyn says:

    I’ve watched Ronin countless times as well. Oh, and I love Heist as well but I love all things Mamet.
    And don’t scoff at the Kate Spade. I shop the sample sale online that happens twice a year. Picked up my latest addition at 35% of retail.

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