Today, in a moment of weakness, I caved to the toddlerists demands of “sim-pool now pees” and inflated the “sim-pool” that P got for his birthday. We set the pool up on the patio with the canvas drop cloth underneath it, stripped the boys down to their sunhats (“we get nekid”), slathered them liberally with … More sim pool NOW pees!
In both 2002 and 2005 I had the pleasure of being in one of the little towns near Augsburg for May Day. Instead of workers rights and civil unrest, the Germans celebrated the arrival of spring, erecting a giant may pole, serving lots of food and getting quite drunk. Today we opted to celebrate more … More May Day
When it gets below freezing at night we have to cover the lemon tree. It really sucks when you forget and put it off until 10 pm and end up running outside barefoot, in the dark in your pajamas. It really, really sucks. This is why I was lazy today and just left it covered. Mostly, … More my opinion on the weather
At the Waldorf pre-pre-school open-house Miss Donna stressed the importance of layering the children and having weather-appropriate outfits, including, but not necessarily limited to rain gear. In September, I went to REI and picked up 2T-sized rain coat and rain pants on clearance, and then put off buying rain boots, he already had a pair … More another pair of little red wain boos
Today it was in the high 50s (58 to be exact) and drizzling. Yes, I know it is June. I had 4 loads of laundry to do, a newborn who wanted attention, and a toddler who asked to go “side” almost every time he got near the back door. Postponing the inevitable took most of … More compromise parenting
O is capable of opening our new back door (but thankfully not the screen) to let himself go “side!” so we decided to get an outdoor thermometer to have an idea of just how hot it was so we didn’t accidentally roast the little guy. This morning at 11:30 the temperature outside was creeping past … More AC some days I miss you
The boys and I have had an exciting busy week. We went to Mini Music on Monday, Gavin went back to work on Wednesday, and we made several trips to the park: we stroller down the hill in the morning, meet up with friends and then Gavin picks us up around lunch time, it works quite … More Exciting Times
This morning, after Oliver went off to his play group and Patrick went down for a nap, I went into the office to file the mountain of stuff-to-be-filed that has accumulated in the last three months, then I saw the crop circle in the orchard behind the house. The outerspacelings have landed in Sebastopol. Thankfully, … More Boring Outerspacelings visit Sebastopol
Today is Juneuary 4th. It has been cold, grey and rainy for a few days, and this trend is set to continue through early next week. This afternoon there was a break in the rain and Oliver and I picked the seasons first batch of strawberries. There were more than I expected, just over a … More yardberries!