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 🙂
Archive for September, 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 […]
has decided that we belong to him.
Grand-mère showed Sam where to pick Galax urceolata at the Shack before we left this morning.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]