While talking with my mom on the phone the other day, I told her I’d given up on Zoe’s monthly photos. Even since I’d made a mess of the chalkboard I used for her 1-month photos, I’d kind of allowed myself to fall off the bandwagon. My mother informed me, from a second child’s perspective,… Read More Zoe Elizabeth, 4+ months
Yesterday, I turned 36. Closer now to 40 than 30, I once again must square my notions about what an age means with how I actually feel, having arrived there. When I was in elementary school, the fifth graders were awe-inspiring. They were such big kids, they were all so smart, and the girls were… Read More On 36
While on the cape, we spent one of our first evenings taking in the sights (oh, so many sights) at the Barnstable County Fair. All of Cape Cod is in Barnstable County, and the fair itself attracts locals and visitors alike. While there, we were treated to all the usually fair fare: fried dough, candy apples, cotton… Read More “Attention, animals: shhhhhh, please.” – Henry
I’m trying to do a better job of planning our meals each week. We’ve historically had a tough time deciding what to eat until late in the evening when we’re starving and invariably make choices both expensive and unhealthy. This week, I’ve decided to plan our meal for the week using a combination of found internet… Read More What we’re eating this week (a Pinterest project)
I ran into a common problem today while preparing to make a new recipe: weird ingredients. I suppose they’re not really “weird,” but Shaoxing wine isn’t exactly the Canola Oil of cooking, right? The recipe I’m planning is a common Chinese dish, but common Chinese ingredients (oyster sauce, anyone?) are remarkably uncommon in American supermarkets.… Read More A trip to Super H Mart!
After over a week away, our little family is re-acclimating to our summer routine at home. As email and Facebook posts keep reminding me, though, our “summer routine” is about to be swapped for another routine to which I’m not quite ready to return. I’m sure I will be when the time comes, but for now,… Read More Home Again
On vacation this week in Osterville. My Mom says, “I don’t know. Is it time for a beer?” Mark says, “It was time some time ago.”