Archive for January, 2009

Antiques Roadshow

Posted on January 26th, 2009, by Trina

We watched the American Experience¬†episode about J Robert Oppenheimer. The husband succinctly summed it up “Man, the feds can hose a brother.” Indeed. Antiques Roadshow is now on and every time I see this show, I wonder about the crap people keep and then wonder if any of the crap I’ve kept is worth $75,000. [...]

Sunday Drive

Posted on January 25th, 2009, by Trina

I subbed for a class over in Larkspur this afternoon. The drive was long, but the day was gorgeous.  

As promised.

Posted on January 25th, 2009, by Trina

Pictures to accompany yesterday’s post:

Little Moments

Posted on January 25th, 2009, by Trina

In the middle of uploading pictures from our lazy Saturday, Tweety woke up for about the 10th time since I put her to bed a little after 7pm. I know it’s completely normal for 14 month olds to drop a nap and only take one, but it seems a little cruel from someone who only [...]

Finger picked

Posted on January 23rd, 2009, by Trina

Knitpicks’ needles are known and liked for being sharp. Sharp is good for lace, intricate knitting and the like. Sharp is not good when you’re driving size 4s through p3togtbl. I have the puncture would in my index finger to show for it.

A week of dinners

Posted on January 22nd, 2009, by Trina

Monday: It was a “logical Sunday” so we had pizza. Tuesday: Leftover Alton Brown fajitas Wednesday: Chicken with prosciutto, sage and fontina, rice, spinach with raisins Thursday: Roast pork loin with peach glaze (canned by dad), black rice and sweet potatoes, fennel and orange salad Friday: Curried carrot soup and grilled cheese sandwiches

It's a good thing she has a cute smile…

Posted on January 22nd, 2009, by Trina

Two hours of sleep oughta be enough for any adult, right?

Parenting

Posted on January 21st, 2009, by Trina

We went to a talk by Robert J. MacKenzie Ed.D. (author of Setting Limits (and SL for the Strong Willed Child and SL in the Classroom). His basic premise is stating the boundary, stating the consequence and following through. That’s all well and good, but when it comes down to implementing these strategies, I still [...]

Hail to the Chief

Posted on January 20th, 2009, by Trina

I’m a sucker for pomp and circumstance. I love a good ceremony, steeped in tradition, brimming with meaning and 1001 details that are all ironed out in the wings. Today’s inauguration of President Obama filled all those and more. I watched some and listened on the radio and there are so many people who have [...]

Nice Ride

Posted on January 19th, 2009, by Trina

Enjoying the unseasonably great weather we’ve been having lately, we spent the entire morning at the park yesterday and decided to head out again today. Today, though, we opted to head out on bikes. This is monumental for a few reasons: I haven’t ridden a bike in at least 8 months, and probably not for [...]