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A hearty celebration
Sunday, February 14, 2016      4 comments

Happy Valentine's Day! The hub and I don't usually celebrate in a couple-y way. Every holiday is a family thing, and usually just involves a special meal. Today I'm cooking dinner, and letting the hub and kid each choose one dish. The ... Read more
The student becomes the master
Saturday, February 13, 2016      3 comments

I've been in a bit of a funk the last few days, since we learned the soccer kid will probably need surgery for a torn ACL and will miss club and varsity seasons for the rest of the year. I've been in a mope of worry and sadness, which I try to ... Read more
Faking it
Friday, February 12, 2016      2 comments

This is interview season at work - a slow trickle of young people being short-listed and being asked to visit and impress us while we try to impress them. So I have to talk myself into sales mode, and not being a natural salesperson, this ends ... Read more
A time out
Thursday, February 11, 2016      6 comments

I kind of gave up today. Too much work stress, too much worrying about the kid. So I decided to work from home today. I dd get a little bit of work done but mostly I got some extra sleep and also a fair amount of online research about ACL rec... Read more
Retail therapy
Wednesday, February 10, 2016      7 comments

Today was a hard day. I took our soccer kid for a followup with her orthopedics doctor. He put her in a brace 3 weeks ago after she injured her right knee in a game, and we were expecting him to clear her for running today. Instead, what he t... Read more
No more monkeying around
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      6 comments

Our family celebrates two new years: one on January 1, and a second depending on the Asian lunar calendar. So now that both dates have officially passed, most of the feasting is done. Well, there are 2 more work lunches and we'd like to take ... Read more
More than a ball game
Monday, February 08, 2016      5 comments

I'm lying on the sofa with my feet up because these puppies are *barking*. I was up until 5:30 a.m. prepping food and then cleaning and rearranging the kitchen. Spent another 7 hours today cooking and setting up. Then spent another hour after... Read more
Falling in love again
Sunday, February 07, 2016      5 comments

I spent hours tonight de-cluttering. I went through the college kid's piles and filled three bags of recycling as a result. Our tables and desks are now clear, and I can see granite and wood surfaces now! I tucked the younger kid's textbo... Read more
Our friends are going to hate us
Saturday, February 06, 2016      9 comments

We've invited four work colleagues and their wives for a Super Bowl watch party, and the next two days will be a bit wacky as we clean, shop, and cook. The guys we invited are older than we are, and their wives have them on short dietary leashe... Read more
Ticking diet bombs
Friday, February 05, 2016      8 comments

Today a former colleague stopped by to ask for a favor and brought a box of doughnuts to soften me up. We haven't chatted in a couple of years so he didn't know that I am trying not to be the unrestrained gourmand of past. I expressed my surpr... Read more
Teenage confidential
Thursday, February 04, 2016      5 comments

When we brought our first kid home from the hospital, the hub and I were completely clueless. Both our families are in other countries, and while we had read several "expecting" books, we hadn't thought of reading a single parenting one. So ev... Read more
Wednesday, February 03, 2016      4 comments

First step in trying to make our house presentable was a long overdue pruning of our three bookcases. I now have two cartons full of books to donate, and the rest are sorted with some sort of logic. It was hard to make some of the decisi... Read more
Alright, it's on
Tuesday, February 02, 2016      3 comments

The hub managed to half-tidy two rooms in the house this weekend to show his earnestness, and since I don't deny him anything anyway, we're going to do this. He's invited four couples and a visiting father/daughter pair over for Super Bowl Sund... Read more
A different kind of bingeing
Monday, February 01, 2016      5 comments

I didn't think I'd ever forget what it was like to be 15, but somehow all these years have dimmed all those intense feelings. Good thing we have our teen at home to bring back so many of those memories. This weekend the kid made me watch L... Read more
Rude reminders
Sunday, January 31, 2016      6 comments

I've had several challenging thoughts to deal with today. The first is: the hub decided that he wants to have a Super Bowl party next weekend. And he wants to invite five couples. Which means cleaning and hunting down healthy recipes for sna... Read more

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