Daily Foglifter: The highest incidence of twin births is among the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria, with a frequency of 45 per 1000 births. Twins are treated differently than other children and are very important in the religious beliefs of the Yoruba People. Pictured at right is a pair of Ibeji (“twin”) statues carved from wood.
I’m a little discombobulated today. I have just quit smoking and all I can think about is NOT smoking. Unfortunately, I did most of my smoking when sitting at the computer and writing, so I really want to forget about The Blog today and do something else.
So, here’s a picture of the cake I did last week. It’s a baby shower cake for a woman who is having twins. It’s my new favorite.
And here’s a close-up of the 2 peas.
I also have a new book review on “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving, (here) but I can’t promise it makes any sense. I’m having some particularly “foggy” moments this week.
I knew quitting smoking would be hard, but I wasn’t prepared for this. I’m exhausted, irritable, and kind of sad. It’s a lot like the emotional roller coaster I was on after having my babies. Except for the eating. That’s more like before I had my babies, but worse. Forget eating for two. I’m eating for all the babies of the world that are currently in utero. I wonder–do the benefits of not smoking trump the detriments of being so fat I’ll have to be removed from my house by crane?
“A nonsmoker is forced to find food, but for a smoker breakfast can be a cigarette and a cup of bad coffee.” ~Brock Fiant