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star of the week

star of the week

And in other news, while I work on the house, the kids continue the relentless change/grow thing that they do. Graham’s teacher this year asked parents to write something about their child to display for the class when they are Star of the Week.  Since I’m lazy, I just cut and pasted some of his […]

city plan, part 2: playscape

city plan, part 2: playscape

Can you imagine how fun this is to mow?  And it’s not even grass; it’s weeds and pokey things.  Of course, this ridiculous section of our lawn had to go.  But first.  I wanted to build something.  With these. Because they were free.  And building is fun.  So I added a little playhouse section onto […]

city plan, part 1: dry creek bed

city plan, part 1: dry creek bed

Last spring I was reading the flyer that came in our (gulp) utilities bill.  It mentioned an experimental plan offered by the city to pay us (pennies on the dollar!) to get rid of our lawn and plant a native landscape instead.  This was on the heels of the Year of Fire and Brimstone, so I thought […]

to-do... Thursday?

to-do… Thursday?

Okay, so it’s not to-do Tuesday.  Close enough. Done:  Life Insurance Now for my plot to cash in.  

eight

eight

sabbatical

sabbatical

“So what are you doing with all your free time?” That is the question I started to dread last fall when Graham went off to kindergarten.  I didn’t know how to answer in a way that would erase The Look.   There are two varieties of The Look: 1) from the working parent, a mixture […]