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I just giggled and yes you are completely right - it isn't Edward's fault that I paid for a million lessons. Sunk cost! But still... grrrrrr Edward!
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Question for you: how long do you make a kid stick with something? In general, my rule of thumb would be that having signed up for something the child needs to attend until the end of a given session (and... Continue reading
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It's our book club book this month - I think it will be an interesting discussion, right?
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They switch narrators halfway through the audio series which Patrick and I suspect would drive us crazy - so actual book reading it is!
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And that's ok too! Thanks for the love!
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THANK YOU! You've spared us many tedious hours. The problem with listening to a book rather than reading it is you can't just skim it and I was afraid to delve too deeply into Goodreads (hi Laura above here!) out of concern that the book is somehow redeemed and the ending would be ruined for me. Now I need to go find a library copy and read the last three chapters so I will know just how hateful it gets. I suspect... very.
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Have any of you read (or listened to) The School for Good and Evil? Patrick and I began it last Fall and found it odd but entertaining, oddly entertaining. Recently we started listening to the sequel and realized two thing:... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Julia
I went to wake Edward up this morning but the moment he opened his eyes he croaked, "My throat." So I put the blanket back over his face and left, pausing next to the Caroline-shaped lump on his floor to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Julia
Edward said, "My throat hurts." Then he added, quickly, "No. Srsly. My throat really hurts. For real!" (Jeez you let one kid throw up in one restaurant... ) I said, "OK, OK I believe you, let me take a look"... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Julia
I just started to write... I don't know. Something. But I have basketball to watch so, exeunt. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Julia
Let me preface this by asking: have you already eaten? If so, fine. If not, you might want to come back later. Caroline had a birthday party tonight and I was too tired to come up with a dinner plan... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Julia
I took Patrick to see his pediatrician yesterday and waited as patiently as I could while Patrick explained what he was doing there. "My mom," he gestured to me, "thinks I might have a sinus infection." "And what do you... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Julia
I have plans this evening (as does Steve but different plans - I feel so Regency) and a brand new sitter arriving in six minutes but I wanted to check in and say WOW on the television recommendations. And then... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Julia
For Christmas Steve got me a bottle of very fancy fish sauce (dijon fish sauce - but not a real green dress) along with a package of noodles and a book called something like Pad Thai for Utter Morons. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Julia
I reached into the kitchen junk drawer today looking for a paperclip and pulled out a lollipop. Not a charms blowpop or I would have eaten it already, nor a flavor favored by any of the children. I contemplated the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Julia
For the past five minutes I have been staring at a scribbled note that I left for myself this morning, presumably in the hope that it would serve as a clear reminder to do or buy or write about... fruh?... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Julia
I watched Chelsea play PSG on my phone while sitting at a playground in one of the river towns through which we drive to get to the farm. It was my first attempt to stream anything, ever... Aside: at our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Julia
Our new car (it's a Toyota) is mostly... fine but there are a few annoying quirks: the driver's door beeps when it is opened and continues to beep every millisecond until it is closed again, the cruise control functions but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Julia
Yeah, no. Not Tartarus. Our neighbor came over last night with a bottle of his homemade raspberry wine and... let's just say that by the time he left it was all I could do to move over some photos and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Julia
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Julia
We're at the farm tonight so the entire family sat down after dinner to play Sushi Go (thank you Liz. And Liz!) because what the Driftless region lacks in not-dead-yet insects it makes up for in nothing-else-to-do-but-play-games. And we had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Julia
"This is the fifth day of spring break and we haven't done anything," Caroline complained. "You had surgery!" I reminded her. "I meant something fun." ... So I took the three of them to the Mall of America for the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Julia
In the past two days I watched all four FA cup matches and I have a few observations to make: 1. Arseeeeennaaallllllllll! Caroline came running into the room when Welbeck scored, then she stopped abruptly. "Oh," she said flatly. "Football.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Julia
Hermit the crab fails to dazzle. PS Although he and I have bonded. After it's dark and quiet he frisks around like a puppy. Well, a slow puppy. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Julia