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Three Things Thursday – II

Welcome to this episode of Three Things Thursday, brought to you by our lovely blogger-hosts, Raj at Pink Chai Living, Salma at The Write Balance and Nisha at Love Laugh Mirch. For those of you who missed last weeks post Three Things Thursday is a way for us to share three things that have been on our mind, but don’t really need a post of their own.

Thing One: My Black Thumb

You know how you go to a greenhouse and they tell you that such and such plant can survive anything? Well, whatever it is it can’t survive me. That is for sure.

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My little girl (3rd from the left) and her friends planted some flowers and herbs today and here is to hoping that her efforts are more productive than mine. If so then who knows I may give plants another shot – I can already see my husband shaking his head in dismay.

Thing Two: Reading in Bed

I was/am a huge bookworm. When I went from good ol’ paper books to e-readers and apps I realized two things. One that I can no longer remember names of authors or titles of books and two that my daughter will never see me read. As far back as I can remember my parents read something almost every day – my dad his National Geographics and P.G. Wodehouses and my mom her Danielle Steeles and Mills&Boons. I want my daughter to grow up feeling that reading is something we do and ought to do on our own (vs just being read to) so to that end before I put her to bed in the evening I have started taking a book into bed with her and I read my book while she reads hers. Although I started this for a reason I find that I am really enjoying the quiet time we share together.

Thing Three: Baking up some Uglies

Folks I am so Disappointed in myself. Yes, capital D disappointed. I attempted these beautiful supposedly easy butterfly cupcakes and this is what I wound up with.

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Call it quits or redo? I also used an eggless cake recipe that I am not super happy with. Failure all around. Sigh.

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4 Comments

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    salmadinani
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    I am very good at killing plants that are supposedly able to survive anything as well. This year we are planning a small vegetable garden in the back so let’s wish both of ourselves good luck 🙂 And I love the idea of both of you reading a book together at night. I will keep that in mind for when my kids are a bit older and can read. I used to be the worst book worm, but having kids has made life a little to hectic to take time for reading, but I really miss it! Thanks so much for linking up Sarah!

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    lovinghomemade
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    I don’t think you should be disappointed with your cupcakes! Even if you read on an e-reader I think the kids still recognise it as reading, it’s just a different format. Great idea to read together like that though, they have started doing that at my kids’ school: the teacher reads their book while the kids read theirs for a while every day after lunch.

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      sarahjmir
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      Oh wow – that’s great that they’re doing that in schools! Re: Cupcakes thank you 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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    Liz
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    What a good way to have quiet time. I maybe have a grey thumb, not green or black but somewhere in the middle. Enjoy the weekend!
    Liz

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