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Various shades of green thumbs

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Everyone has their talents. Keeping houseplants alive is not one of mine. I don’t think these guys are going to bounce back from this one….

Two Ted Talks

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

If you are familiar with Ted Talks, you’ll know that they’re almost unfailingly informative, interesting, and well put-together. Sofía and I watched two today that I’d like to share with you. If you’re at all interested in the intersection of food, government, food corporation profits and American health, please watch and share these talks. They’re […]

Maryland sucks

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

I was supposed to get a beautiful day of gardening, all by myself, as my Mother’s Day gift. But the skies exploded, dumping hail and flood upon us. The garden is under an inch of water. The broilers are standing in a miserable peeping huddle in the middle of an ankle-deep puddle that is their […]

A mommyrant, for your benefit in case you ever wanted to have kids.

Friday, February 15th, 2013

If you never want to have kids, you might want to skip this one. Because it mostly has to do with poop. If you were considering having kids any time soon, then this is for  your benefit. Because it mostly has to do with poop. Our afternoons lately seem to be falling into the same […]

Plans in motion

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The strawberry transplants in the last post aren’t just one task on a never-ending list of farm chores. They’re part of the tentative plan that’s hatching in my brain for next year: I’m thinking about opening a tiny roadside produce stand! Maybe just a couple days of the week on the honor system (wish I […]

Test post

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Josh is working on moving my blog, archives and all, to a younger computer. Seemingly it entails much frustration and pulling of hair, gnashing of teeth, 4am nights, etc. Stand by for our regularly scheduling programming.

Sofía says:

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Sofía and I went into Costco today and there was a largish man with a loooong white beard who also happened to be wearing a Santa hat while doing his Costco shopping. Semi-furtively, I whispered: “Sofía, look over there! Do you think that’s Santa?” She looked, giggled a little, and said, “No, Mommy. That is […]

Sofía says:

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Sofía: [peers into toilet] Daddy, the potty is full of water! [contemplates] I better make it gross.

The things kids say

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Via Josh, last night: Sofía turned off my light, cackled, and said, “Hahahaha, I turned off your light! I will not turn it on until you cost money to me!”

Oh yeah gluten

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

By the way, what with the whole medical don’t-want-to-live thing going on around here, I kind of forgot to blog about the outcome of the gluten-free trial. Turns out I’m not gluten intolerant. I had gone nearly 3 weeks completely gluten free, then pigged out on some crackers, mac & cheese, and other stuff just […]