Thursday, June 2, 2016

2.5 Years

Two and half years.  2.5 years of living in Seattle.  It has been amazing.  Wonderful. Great weather.

No snark.  Just love.

Friday, October 31, 2014

How I know I live in the PNW

1.  I made coffee in the tea pot after my French press broke. 

2.  I am wearing this outfit. 

It will be warm with a raincoat and it will keep my feet dry. 

3. I go stuff in the damp that I never would in GA. 

Although, I forget to put my kids in boots.  A mistake I hope not to make it again. 

4. Cold is relative. I have been keeping heat at 66. And I am now used to it.  When I go other places where the heat is higher, it feels too hot. 

5.  I get to mail in my vote!  

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

One summer day

Today was a pretty good day. 

We had an appointment with the doctor for Fred's well baby 18 visit. And he is healthy and still growing but thankfully not as fast as before. I am not sure if the new office takes more or less accurate measurements but his clothes are pointing to the fact that he isn't growing as quickly. 

We ate lunch and watched FROZEN. I think I like movie as much if not more than the kids. However, we have only seen it 4 times so I still might get sick of it.  

Now we are doing one of the many shaving cream inspired Pinterest has. 

Food dye and dollar store shaving cream.   Originally, I thought I would be the one to mix the colors but thought the kids would  like the experience and texture of doing it themselves. 

And they did like it. 

I even got in on the action. 

The kids are now playing in the wading pool.  And I am glad it is summer. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Some recent clothes

Some recent things I have been wearing

A Recipe

Umm..  Yeah.  I have been doing stuff.  And uh... it's been nice?  And the weather is great (mostly) and I've started to meet people.  And the whole homeschooling thing is not my bag and if I ever really thought about doing it with Oliver, this Spring has shown me that I am not the best parent teacher.

At any rate, here is a recipe.

Saucepan Brownies*.


1/2 cup butter
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 F

Melt butter and chocolate together
Add sugar.  Let cool completely
Add the eggs, vanilla, flour, and nuts.  Mix together until there are no lumps

Pour into a greased pan either (8x8 or 9x9)
Bake for 25-30 min.

*  I am sure that this recipe is already floating around the internet.  However, it is the recipe that my mom got from my grandmother, who probably got it off a box (or something).  And this is the recipe that tastes like home.  Just like I only make the pancake recipe from the Joy of Cooking 1972 edition.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Check In

There are some really positive things going in my life right now:

Phil is potty trained.  And boy was that HARD!  It was months of false starts and me thinking he was ready when he really wasn't.  And then in the past month: BOOM.  Potty trained AND (mostly) night trained.  It is awesome.  I am sure that as soon as I hit publish, he'll regress.  But I doubt it, because it has been almost a month and he's pretty good.

I've lost 10 lbs since moving out here.  If I had realized what my daily Coke and weekly fast food habit has doing to my waist line, I would have stopped long ago.  And would never have gained the weight.  I'm hoping that my continued success at limiting sugar will last for a long time and with some excerise I'll be a weight I haven't seen since college.  I doubt I'll ever be high school skinny again, but I'll accept junior year skinny.  And healthier too, because I'll be able to run a 5k without stopping.

Generally, I feel really good about my life.  Except sometimes, when it gets overwhelming.

Since this a blog:  I leave the bad things to:

I am lonely.  I miss my family and friends, I miss dropping the kids off at school, and I miss that my kids used to get a lot more interaction with other people.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Just once

Just once, I'd like to leave the house wearing my bra correctly. Perhaps when I stop breast feeding.