Friday, June 25, 2010

L's version of a superhero says, "Tadaa! Noodles!"

She may not look like me, but...


These pictures are from April, I believe. I realized I never posted them.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I just spent 10 minutes tearing up a cardboard box. Now the pieces are soaking in my kitchen sink. In an hour or so, I'll drain the sink, and take the soaked cardboard out to my worm box. My two year old and I both think it is pretty cool that we have worms on our patio to eat up our trash (at least our non fatty food trash and a good bit of paper). If that'd weren't reason enough to be excited about my worm box, those little crawlers also provide rich compost. Woohoo! All this on our tiny patio.

Things I've learned so far:
If you buy a watermelon that tastes kinda yucky, don't put the whole watermelon in your worm box (or at least not all on the same day). This will turn the worm box into a swamp.

You definitely need holes drilled on the bottom of the box. This also helps prevent swamp like conditions.

If the box is smelly, something is wrong. Probably you've overwhelmed the worms with too many fruit scraps.

L loves to "feed the worms." This is the exact kind of pet our lifestyle can handle right now.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Grapes of Wrath... a bit of a downer. But so very good.

I hosted a play group this morning, and L was in a grumpy mode. She kept saying, "Go Home!" We need to work on some hospitality skills.

Tomorrow I have a morning with nothing on the agenda. Will we go to the library? Play outside? Putter about at home? I love days with open possibilities. They give my soul room to stretch out.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I'm still figuring out my new hairstyle. I was discussing this with Sam a few days ago, after a day where I felt my hair was especially "teacherish." Sam said something like this:

"Well, I really like your new haircut. But you have to be careful how you part it. You don't want to part it like a TV evangelist."

Monday, May 17, 2010

Gourmet Today

Sam ordered Gourmet Today for Mother's Day from, and I am loving it. It is a treasure trove of yumminess.