Archive for January, 2011

Treasure Breakfast

Posted on January 31st, 2011, by Trina

This is Gosling’s favorite breakfast, assuming jelly donuts are nowhere to be found. An over-easy egg inside a hole in a slice of toasted bread. I melt a bit of butter in the skillet, cut a hole in the bread with a glass and put the bread in the pan for a minute while I [...]

Garage Archaeology

Posted on January 30th, 2011, by Trina

Mike spent a good part of this afternoon clearing out and organizing the garage. He later admitted it was to avoid the other stuff that needed doing, the stinker, but at least it was productive procrastination! Once or twice an hour, he’d come inside with an old picture or envelope, some toy he’d found from [...]

Poker Night

Posted on January 29th, 2011, by Trina

Evening Out

Posted on January 28th, 2011, by Trina

This evening I went to a talk at UC Davis titled “The Whole Child” by Madeline Levine with a group of friends. Her talk focused on every child being gifted and talented, and just because our society doesn’t recognize “success” outside of ribbons and awards and high test scores doesn’t make that child any less [...]


Posted on January 27th, 2011, by Trina

Him :”Why are you taking a picture of that?” Me: “I think the fog is pretty.” … Him: “The fog is not pretty.” Her: “The fog is CUTE!” There you have it, my friends: fog that never burns off and is so thick at 6pm it’s difficult to see the car ahead is defined by [...]

El Gato Gris

Posted on January 26th, 2011, by Trina

Newman heartily approves of the only sewing I’ve managed to do recently.

At the Park

Posted on January 25th, 2011, by Trina

True Love

Posted on January 24th, 2011, by Trina

There are very few foods I will not eat, and only one whose very aroma can churn my stomach, but somehow my kids ended up with Banana Loving Genes, and because I love them, this is what we did after school. It actually worked out quite well. It gave us something to talk about as [...]

Mac and Cheese

Posted on January 23rd, 2011, by Trina

The kids have a friend over for the day and I made mac n cheese for lunch. I’ve adapted this recipe from Alton Brown’s Stovetop recipe to make it a little more economical and (my) pantry friendly. It’s WICKED easy, and SO much better than anything from a box. Mac and Cheese 1 lb macaroni [...]

Hey man, what’s cal-cool-us?

Posted on January 22nd, 2011, by Trina

It’s been a while, but tonight I find myself dusting off the college textbooks to go help someone tomorrow. Bonus points for identifying the title movie.