Archive for September, 2011

30 September 2011 Red Cross Cupcakes

Friday, September 30th, 2011

That was the general idea, anyway. Some of them look more like St. George’s crosses. Some of them… well, those were practice, according to Sam. Luckily the soon-to-be-six-year-old still cares way more about process than she does about product. (Although we did test-taste the product and it is pretty good 🙂

29 September 2011 Sam and Molly Go for a Checkup

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

28 September 2011 The Bun

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

27 September 2011 Whispering Secrets

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

26 September 2011 The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Monday, September 26th, 2011

25 September 2011 Team Uno

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

At one point I looked out the window at Trailside Coffee, where my writing group met today, and I noticed that it was pouring. Uh oh. 30 minutes or so later I rescued a very wet Sam from the sidelines of her father’s soccer game. He had created a tent of umbrellas for her, and […]

24 September 2011 Fairies and Bubbles

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

23 September 2011 One Way to Wear Pink Cleats

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

22 September 2011 Monster Lair

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

21 September 2011 Leaves

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

20 September 2011 The Cat Next Door

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

has decided that we belong to him.

19 September 2011 Kidney and Black Bean Snake

Monday, September 19th, 2011

18 September 2011 Galax

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Grand-mère showed Sam where to pick Galax urceolata at the Shack before we left this morning.

17 September 2011 The New River Trail

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

The most astonishing thing happened on this bike trip. We ended up biking between 12 and 13 miles, making this Sam’s longest trip yet. She fell three times. Grand-mère fell one time. AC also fell one time and scratched his leg up pretty badly (he was hurtling down one of the many dirt off-road side […]

16 September 2011 Car Fixed, Heading South

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

15 September 2011 Sigh

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

I guess we might not be leaving town tomorrow after all (to bicycle the New River Trail in southern Virginia). Our brand new car battery died out of the blue this afternoon, in exactly the same way as the previous battery died. Out of the blue. And like last time, we failed at getting it […]

14 September 2011 First Day at the Ballet School

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Today was Sam’s first class at the Ballet School in the pre-primary level. This school was recommended over and over to us, and I liked that they follow the Royal Academy of Ballet syllabus, which is what Sam had been doing in the UK. The only problem was that the Ballet School requires, absolutely requires […]

13 September 2011 Do Not Enter

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

12 September 2011 Grasshopper

Monday, September 12th, 2011

11 September 2011 Ten Years Later

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Ten years ago today I was living in Charlottesville, had recently finished my PhD, and was teaching at the University as a lecturer. (Drowning is more like it.) I had an early 8AM class that got out at 9:15. Someone in the hallway outside my office was talking about a plane crashing into one of […]