Today

Doing
Making huge amounts of gingerbread in preparation for the daughter's eighth birthday party tomorrow. It's a themed 'gingerbread party'.

Reading
Switching between three books as usual. (1) Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon - a cookbook based on a completely different philosophy to the usual low-fat-is-healthy beliefs. (2) Can't remember the title, but it has lots of accounts of people who suffered abuse (physical, emotional or sexual) as children, how it affected them and how they have gotten over it. (3) The White Masai by Corinne somebody. She fell in love with a Masaai warrior when on holidays in Kenya and turned her life upside down to be with him and get married. Too bad it didn't work out...

Thinking
About birthday parties. Trying to work out what is causing Bright Eyes' latest tantrums. About maybe changing his diet to a very strict one called the 'Specific Carbohydrate Diet'. Wishing I had a housekeeper.

Watching
My brother and sister in law's DVD on their preparation to be missionaries in South Asia. It was very good and made me teary.