Archives for the Month of August, 2009

First Day of School

We made it through our first week of school.  It was a bit bumpy at first, but I think we are getting on track.  The Boy has never made anything easy. The separation has been hard on both of us.  I was not prepared for that.  I was not on the computer much last week.  […]

The Last Day of Summer

I asked The Boy what he wanted to do today, on his last day of Summer.  I offered several of his favorite outings, but all he wanted to do was stay at home and play with me. It is pretty rare that I honor the request to play knights or robots anymore, but how could […]

It’s Almost Monday

The Boy starts kindergarten on Monday.  He has been home with me for the past five years.  As much as I have joked about leaving skid marks in the parking lot on my way out, and the fact that we are both ready to have some time apart, I am actually getting a little sad […]

Frittata with Gazpacho

The Monkeys and I were at a playdate late into the afternoon yesterday, and I since I didn’t have much time to make dinner, I made a big stack of buttermilk pancakes for The Monkeys and The Daddy.  I would love to eat pancakes for dinner, but it would leave me with a headache the […]

Le Creuset I Love You!

I found this incredible Le Creuset pan at the Goodwill for $6!!  I nearly had a heart attack when I found it.  I don’t know how much it cost originally because I’m unable to find it online, but these pans are not cheap.  Who would give this to the Goodwill?! Before I had this pan, […]

Adorable Dresses

Two insanely cute vintage dresses for The Girl for $1 each!  The one on the left is handmade. I love the little chicken on the jumper on the right.  I’m thinking I could make something similar.  But without a chicken.  Maybe an elephant or something.  Would be pretty easy, it just buttons up the side. […]

Buddhism for Mothers

In my past (pre-kid life) life, I managed a bookstore.  I was always boggled when customers said to me, “oh, I love to read, but I don’t have the time to.” My answer was always, “you just have to make the time.” So I decided to take my own advice, and start making the time […]

Julia, I Still Love You

I went with two dear friends to see “Julie & Julia” on Saturday afternoon.   It was so thoroughly charming, funny, and touching.  I loved it.  Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Julia Child was brilliant, the kitchen scenes were to die for, and the dialogue about blogging rang so true to what a fun little ride blogging […]

Summer Meal for My Loved Ones

My dad and his wife were in town for a visit this past weekend.  It’s been almost a year since we’ve had a nice long visit with them, and it was wonderful to see them.  The kids were so thrilled to see their grandparents, and the Daddy Monkey and I were thrilled to be offered […]