currently... Mick Jagger's hair smells amazing

Currently is a weekly link-up with  Randalin of Harvesting Kale and I am her happy co-host each week. I hope that you can participate by writing your own Currently post (using our themes or your own) and please join us by linking up. What have you been needing, reading, wearing, picturing, expecting this week? Over here, we have been...

Needing iron? I don't know what got into me but last weekend I became obsessed with the idea of making my first pot roast. So... I did it! Hello! I'm 35 (oh shit I almost wrote 34 ::superfrown::) and I finally know how to make a pot roast! And, it freaking rocked. I used Pioneer Woman's recipe and the end result was just epic-ally perfect. Nothing new, exciting, or fancy, just straight up excellent. Here is a before pic from Instagram (dude I feel like every photo I take is from IG these days).
The kids loved it with ketchup (exactly how I remember loving roast as a kid). I've been eating it here, there, and everwhere. My veggie husband was super cool about the whole business and even said to me, "Well look at you, Master Chef," (he wouldn't touch that dead thing with a ten foot pole, to be clear). The crowning triumph of this dish is that the whole thing was organic, right down to the local, pastured chuck I got at Long's Meat Market.

I have so many things to say about pot roast, I'm considering writing a separate post about it. You can stay up at night with anticipation waiting for that one!

Reading The Wizard of Oz with Otto at night and loving this classic. We are children's book series obsessed around here. The book has captured Otto's imagination. He's been bringing home illustrations of scenes from the book and it's become a part of bedtime routine that I look forward to every day. The book is so crazy violent in bits and pieces, but it's mostly the Tin Woodman chopping heads off things left and right. That guy is a straight-up serial killer. Do not sneak up on the Tin Woodman in an alley because you spook that guy for a second and you're DEAD. The key to reading this book has pretty much been to anticipate the Woodman's moves in advance and adjust the language as you read, "The winged monkeys dive bombed the heroes and the Tim Woodman waved his arms around like crazy and scared them away."  I pretty much am a Criminal Minds for the Tin Woodman, and he's a really predictable unsub. Other than all the murder edits, the book is a prime adventure and we're loving it! 

Wearing our hair, "short in the front and long in the back, like Mick Jagger." Otto's obsession with a young Mick continues and the boy won't consider a haircut to save his life. He is a darling moppet and I don't really care except the longer his hair gets the more intense his distaste for shampoo seems to get and also the more his stinky hair smells like a moose hoof. He lets us shampoo his hair, but always raises a stink and it annoys me so we usually wait 2-3 days between shampoos. Last night I turned the turn-tables (see what I did there? it was a not dumb at all pun) on Otto and said, "Listen, Mick Jagger is super clean, his hair smells amazing, and he loves to wash it and keep it shiny and nice." What a weird parent lie!

Picturing Miss Etta with hair. She is going to go down in history as the President of the United States who was bald until she was two. But just recently her little tufts of strawberry blonde fuzz have started to look like a hipster pixie cut with long sideburns and a little fullness on top. I played around with a teeny little ponytail on top the other night and it was way too much of a stretch but still, I can almost picture this little munchkin with hair and it kind of kills me.

Expecting soccer to kick our asses this fall. Otto has finally joined a league and we have Thursday night practices and Saturday games AND like a huge chump I volunteered to be team mom which means coordinating the snacks. I don't know what I think about any of this. I'm excited for him I guess. I mean his path to become a British rock star has to start somewhere and stinky hair plus soccer roots are probably apt places, eh? It WILL be fun, but adding something new to our routine is always overwhelming so right now I'm just enjoying the fact that at least one night a week I can suggest takeout or frozen pizza without feeling the smallest bit guilty about it. So there's that! Also just the extreme cuteness of 4 year olds playing soccer is enough to warm anyone's heart to organized sports. This is how they hook you!
That was this week. Here are next week's themes: 
changing, remembering, needing, cleaning, feeling 


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