14 September 2014 Perhaps the Most Important Thing We’re Packing

September 14th, 2014

Banana muffins
Tomorrow Sam and I are going on a 3-day field trip to Colonial Williamsburg with a couple of homeschooling families. AC so kindly made us banana chocolate chip muffins for the trip!

Updates to Monsterfool when we return!

13 September 2014 Red Raptors

September 13th, 2014

Red Raptors

12 September 2014 Tomato Hornworm with Parasites

September 12th, 2014

Tomato hornworm

11 September 2014 The Unnamed Red Team Practice

September 11th, 2014

No-name Red Team
The girls need to choose a name. Sam has proposed the Red Roosters.

10 September 2014 Learning About Symmetry

September 10th, 2014


9 September 2014 Moving Marbles

September 9th, 2014

Moving Marbles
One of the exercises my physical therapist has me do: picking up small stones and marbles with my foot. It’s hard!

8 September 2014 End of the Vehicle Trade

September 8th, 2014

Vehicle Trade
Sam races the Prius as Grand-mère drives it away to Richmond. My foot is better enough to drive our manual Subaru again, though I am still wearing the aircast and taking it off to drive. We will miss the incredible gas mileage of the Prius, but I did enjoy the Subaru’s growling get-up-and-go today.

7 September 2014 Taking Mom for a Spin

September 7th, 2014

taking mom for a spin

6 September 2014 Building Bridges

September 6th, 2014

Building bridges

5 September 2014 The New Addition

September 5th, 2014

The new car
I was going to post another boring picture of my foot (started physical therapy today– it was fabulous!) but then AC went and bought a car! It’s been nine years since we were a two-car household. Guess we’re bona fide Americans again :-)

4 September 2014 I Enter the World of Custom Orthotics

September 4th, 2014

Custom casting
Both feet were cast today. The troublesome one is the left foot, on the right.

3 September 2014 AC’s Wednesday Night Pickup Game

September 3rd, 2014

Wed night pickup

2 September 2014 Cats, Cars, and Beach Umbrellas

September 2nd, 2014

Cats, cars and beach umbrellas

1 September 2014 The Start of Soccer Season

September 1st, 2014

U10 girls Red practice
Sam’s first practice with the U-10 (under 10) girls’ team Red.

31 August 2014 Big Slide

August 31st, 2014

Big slide

30 August 2014 Afternoon at the Pool

August 30th, 2014

Afternoon at the pool

29 August 2014 Pappadum

August 29th, 2014

Celebrating the sale of my story “Pappadum Pizza” with pappadum.

28 August 2014 Cat Trainer

August 28th, 2014

Cat Trainer

27 August 2014 Brother and Salmon

August 27th, 2014

Brother and Salmon
The neighborhood cats really enjoy our outdoor lawn furniture. In true cat style, they think we put the bench out for them.

26 August 2014 Water Taxi

August 26th, 2014

Water taxi
Sam hitches a ride on a kayak out to the island at Sherando Lake.