Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Back Again?

I've been thinking of blogging again. 

The main reason I didn't stick with it in the past- I hate writing. Simple as that.

So why spend time doing something I really don't enjoy? 

I have a terrible, horrendous long-term memory and I'm feeling a strong need to keep a record of what is happening in my life. 

We will see which wins desire to avoid as much writing as possible, or my need to document daily events so that they don't disappear into the abyss. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

First Haircut

(As with most posts, I'm a little late.  This event took place about a month ago, but I still wanted to document it.)

We were so appreciative that G's very talented great aunt was willing to give him his first haircut before his first birthday party - birthday post to come - give me another month :) .  Both hair stylist and client did very well as evidenced in the pictures below.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New Year's Resolution

34 days ago I made a New Year's resolution to make a crockpot dinner every Monday of 2011. I figured coming home after work to a hot, home made, ready-to-eat meal, was a good way to start the week.  So far I'm 5 for 5 - thanks to the help of my mom and mom-in-law. 

Statistically, February, is usually when those well-intended new year's resolutions go right out the window.  So I thought a little public accountability might help me over the hump. 

My plan for next Monday, Jane's Slow - Cooked Italian Chicken.  It comes from my favorite crockpot recipe book, Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly by Phyllis Pellman Good, and sounds delicious. I'll post if it lives up to expectations. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

On my wish list...

A recent search of math-geek t-shirts led me to this find...

The thought of someone having a pair of fuzzy 20-sided dice hanging from their rearview mirror makes my morning. 

I'm also a fan of this shirt...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

O, Sleep

I couldn't keep you at bay at 9pm last night.

Now, at 4:30am you have eluded me for the last hour. 

But I know your evil games.  I will fall back into a deep slumber in another few minutes only to be mercilessly dragged out of bed by my 5:15am alarm. 

You're a fickle friend. 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Moving from 2006 to 2009

Today I said goodbye to a loyal friend,
my Motorola Razr. I've had it since the fall of 2006. I think this makes it 120 in phone years. 

At one point in techie history, all the cool kids had one, but it has since fallen from grace, and now it just looks archaic. 

But regardless of appearance, my Razr was steadfast and got the job done. 

Until it can't hold a charge longer than a good 15 minute conversation.  This tends to hamper communication...the sole purpose of its existence. 

So I have ushered in a new friend,

 the enV3. 

May it have as good of life as its predecessor. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Who knew produce could be this much fun?

June 2010 - Freshly shelled peas

My joy this summer - besides my baby boy - was our CSA (community supported agriculture) program.  Check out the website here, if you are interested. 

Fresh produce delivered to our door every Wednesday for 14 weeks - we were in organic veggie heaven! I experimented (mainly with olive olive and a roasting pan in hand) with kohlrabi, beets, and sweet potatoes to name a few, and we enjoyed the normal summer classics like zucchini, green beans, tomatoes, corn, white and red potatoes, etc - the list goes on and on.

There were a few pitfalls of the experience.  1) Sadly, vegetables do not wash themselves. There were several hours of work involved through out the summer cleaning, prepping, and cooking.  2) I was not creative enough to figure out how to make okra less slimy or find a dish that would inspire love for eggplant.  (Please feel free to make suggestions if you have any.)

That said, however, I will join the CSA again next summer in a heartbeat. Every Wednesday I was like a kid in a candy store (except I was dealing with veggies) opening my cooler to see what loot I had acquired.  I can't wait to do it again next year.