Last week was a tough one. The Husband was away from early Wednesday morning (7am flight) until Friday evening so for the first time it was just me with the boys. The Husband has been away before for his company’s yearly conferences but we plan for grandparents to be around for that week. It’s funny really because I am the one who is with the kids all day, what is an extra couple of hours in the evening with them? But yes it makes a huge difference, just to have someone else step in for a while, to give me a little time, to have a different person they can turn their attention to, even for a little while!
On Thursday I headed to the preschool for the older boy’s birthday celebration. He and a classmate have birthdays in March so we had a combined Montessori celebration of life or whatever that is called. They hold a globe and walk in a circle as their friends sing and each walk around the circle represents each year of their life. And the parents brought photos and shared memories of each year of their life. Also I brought popcorn for their snack. It definitely made his day.
The Dead Ladies Project – Jessa Crispin (on Scribd)
I love this kind of non-fiction, the kind which is part self-discovery (Crispin ups and moves to Berlin), part research project!
The Woods – James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas
I read the first volume sometime last year and in the last few months or so, Scribd added a few more issues, so I’m catching up. It is definitely a weird comic series.
A quite funny movie starring Simon Pegg. I watched it with a smile on my face throughout! Simon Pegg doesn’t make me swoon but he sure seems like a fun date.
Well I just had a Dunkin Donut for breakfast. (I’m writing this on Saturday!) The husband picked it up from the Houston airport yesterday. I neve quite understood why the Bay Area doesn’t have Dunkin. There are even Dunkins in Singapore! There’s plenty of Krispy Kremes here though.
Also I realized how Californian (well resident that is) of me when I started thinking how am I supposed to compost this Dunkin box when they’ve added this plastic film on the top of the box? I don’t think there’s a need to see the donuts without opening the box.
A baked pasta of some sort probably with cauliflower
Trish at Love, Laughter and Insanity is once again hosting A Day in the Life! It is a really fun blogger event where you record your day and share it with, well, everyone! I did one last year, and while my day isn’t the most exciting of days, it was a great way to record an ordinary day – and look back at it today! I’m excited!
The Atlantic asks, Is El Nino finally ending California’s drought? Gee, I really really hope so, but it all depends on the snowpack.
I am such a sucker for any recipe that has ‘brown butter’ in it. This one is a brown butter butternut loaf from Food 52. So going to make that soon!
But then gah, what is this?? Lucky Charms cake!!! Ok I may not really make that cake in itself but I may do that whole sticking of marshmallows on the cake (to cover up my horrendous frosting) when I make my kids’ birthday cakes in a few weeks.
Friends with boys – Faith Erin Hicks
A Guest Cat – Takahashi Hiraide
Genius Vol 1: Siege – Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman, writers ; Afua Richardson, artist ;
Wytches Vol 1 – Scott Snyder ; art, Jock ; colors, Matt Hollingsworth ; letters, Clem Robins ; editor, David Brothers
Faith Vol 1 – Jody Houser, Francis Portela (Illustrations), Marguerite Sauvage (Illustrations)
#weirdathon #comics – The Last Broadcast, Thomas Alsop and more
The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki (Back to the classics)
What are you reading this week?