Archive for May, 2013


May 29, 2013 1 comment

Years ago (ahem 9? 8?) I recall having a conversation at a kid class (ECFE for the Minnesota readers) about dinner food. Several friends (sharon, missy, that’s you!) were amazed that my family would eat sandwiches for dinner and be satisfied. I don’t claim to be any kind of patenting expert, but it isall in the presentation. Tonight’s dinner?

Wraps. Inside: plain baked chicken +/-
On the side: two tiny pickles and half an avocado.

I present you with the cheering I received. It was all about the stupid toothpick flags I made – one with an L and one with an E. I hope you can make out the hair flying as the kids are jumping up and down.


My dinner? A lovely chopped salad, with baked chicken and bacon bits.

Categories: What we are eating

Music to my ears.

May 11, 2013 1 comment

As a parent there are so many highs and lows. It feels like lately we’ve seen some of the extreme lows. Couple that with a barely functioning sewer line for a few weeks, end of the spring semester stress and a very long winter. But today I’m delighting.

I’m sitting on the couch, drinking coffee, listening to my girls playing in their room. What a sweet sound.
in the background? The sound of the washer humming in the basement.

Life is looking up here at Ice Station Zebra.

Categories: what we are thinking