books, of late

I’m on a reading binge again. I have no idea what order I read these in, as I entered them into GoodReads.com all at once in some cases, but here’s the list: 7. Halting State by Charles Stross This was really interesting, but took me forever, it seemed, to get through because of the multiple viewpoints.  … Continue reading books, of late

This week at the library…

Books we checked out this week: For the kids: Ellsworth’s extraordinary electric ears and other amazing alphabet anecdotes  by Fisher, Valorie. Izzy and Skunk  by Fitzpatrick, Marie-Louise. * Grandpa takes me to the moon  by Gaffney, Timothy R. Dinner at Magritte’s  by Garland, Michael, The stupids take off  by Allard, Harry. There’s something at the … Continue reading This week at the library…

a whirlwind kind of week…

Last week & the weekend went by far too quickly.  To sum up (this may take a while): Wednesday: Three playdates in one day=crazy lady Lisa.  We had one at the park with a mom’s group + a friend with two kids.  Then in the afternoon we had our first-ever bring-a-kid-home-with-us-from-school playdate for David.  After … Continue reading a whirlwind kind of week…

This week

Books we checked out: For the kids: A Froggy Fable This was Ben’s favorite.  The afternoon after we got it, he handed it to me and said “I’m doing reading ‘A Froggy Fable,’ Momma-mema,” which was amazing, as I’d not yet told him the title, nor read him the book.  I asked about how he … Continue reading This week

oh happy day!

It’s been a good week.  Aside from the hacking cough and looming threat that it will turn into pneumonia, everyone’s been really quite happy and not having too many of the meltdowns we had last week. In other happy news, a certain very-soon-to-be-married lady sent me computer parts to repair the old computer, so instead … Continue reading oh happy day!

I’m double-16 today!

I like even numbered birthdays.  I can always be double some really small number and today’s is especially happy cause it’s my double-sixteenth birthday! I haven’t really gotten any presents yet.  My camera isn’t in the budget at the moment, so I’m waiting on that and …well, I think everyone else may have forgotten my … Continue reading I’m double-16 today!

Happy Birthday David!

David started out his day at Nana’s house going room to room, whispering “Wake up! I’m 7 years old today!” to everyone he came across. After a long time of waiting, he finally got to open his birthday presents (from us: two small lego sets, from Nana & Pa: a Sudoku board game; he also … Continue reading Happy Birthday David!

looking through new eyes at old things

Today has been interesting so far. 1.  We had Gregory’s 18 month well-child check-up.  He’s barely gotten bigger, height or weight-wise,  in the last six months.  The doctor said we’ll keep an eye on that.  (yeah, yeah.)  Also, he’s more bow-legged than he should be. (uh-huh, I know that; I do have eyes). The doctor is sending … Continue reading looking through new eyes at old things

Our yard…

100_0622 Originally uploaded by awamiba. …not only has a new fence, but the roses are trying to take over. Yesterday we only had three blooms, but today there are over twenty! Plus we have tiny corn sprouts in the side yard and something that I can only describe as a “cone” of wysteria forming in … Continue reading Our yard…