Right now it's 75 and quite humid. The sky is mostly cloudy. But... The cold front, long-awaited and despaired-of, is heading through this morning. When I got up at 6-something the wind was 2 mph (i.e. nothing). By 7:00 it was 4 mph. Now it's 8 mph and out of the NNW. Actually it's not … Continue reading Fall, maybe?
I'm sitting on the couch folding laundry. Moppet walks up and sees her blankie folded. "Mommy, you washed my doggy blanket!" "Yes, it's all washed and dried." [pause] "Don't DO that!" [!?!!??] "But now it's all clean and warm and it smells good." [She smells it.] "Yuck." 😂
Yesterday evening Father and I went to Barnes and Noble for me to pick out a book (well, two, one of which I half finished last night) and then next door to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner. The motive was being able to pick up a slice of low-carb cheesecake for the party. I convinced … Continue reading Birthday celebration
So, yesterday I turned 43. Given the busy schedule we are celebrating tomorrow evening instead. The kids will make a birthday cake, I will blow out the candles, then I will have a piece of low-carb cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory, solving that problem quite neatly. In the week after returning from the beach I … Continue reading Bits and pieces
I got up early on my birthday to take these pictures before the moon set.
Downtown Houston reflecting the last of the sunset tonight. We were on our way back from a panakhida. May the memory of Christos be eternal!
Coloring is a contact sport. The only right way to get dressed is to have a race with someone else. Wearing a ponytail can save your life.* Cake means birthday regardless of the calendar. Children don't actually like making sandcastles in molds. It's possible to survive entirely on a diet of bread and cheese. Tadpoles … Continue reading Things I didn’t know before I had children
Here's a post to chronicle the last days we spent at the beach. Father took the older kids to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuarium while I stayed home with the little ones (to give everyone a break). They parked and rode over on the ferry and then walked to the lab. There are … Continue reading Wrapping things up
At long last I have photos of the completed Amira sweater! It was fun to make and I learned a few things in the process. I think this would be a great sweater to make yourself (or someone else) if you don't have a lot of sweater-knitting experience, but it's more than interesting enough for … Continue reading Completed Amira sweater