Archive for November, 2014

30 November 2014 Taters

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

We got to dig potatoes today in our friend’s garden. I think Sam and I will try to raise our own crop next year.

29 November 2014 First Sleepover Away

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Just at Susie’s across the street, but still– a milestone!

28 November 2014 Patches the Shop Cat

Friday, November 28th, 2014

We had two cats lodge in the basement last night. Patches enjoyed AC’s shop.

27 November 2014 Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

26 November 2014 Making the Stuffing

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

While it snows (yes!) outside.

25 November 2014 Pumpkin Soup

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The two sugar pumpkins we roasted on Saturday continue to give and give. Pumpkin pancakes on Sunday and tonight I turned the rest of it into pumpkin soup.

24 November 2014 Procuring the Bird

Monday, November 24th, 2014

23 November 2014 Celebratory Margherita

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

AC and Grand-mère share a celebratory margherita after AC’s soccer team won their division championship game this afternoon.

22 November 2014 Sugar Pumpkins

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Sam and I baked a pumpkin pie today after roasting the homegrown sugar pumpkins our friend Connie gave us. The roasting went fine, and the filling looks yummy, but as for the crust… let’s just say I have a whole lot of appreciation for pastry chefs. And Sarah Lee. We’ll see what our guinea pigs […]

21 November 2014 Ferments

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Sam’s “Cultured Cultures” class ended today at CHEC. It was essentially a cooking class, where the kids learned to make fermented vegetables such as cabbage, ginger, pickles, and beets. They also made a class cookbook and packaged samples that they’ll sell at the CHEC Winter Festival in a couple of weeks. Sam came home with […]

20 November 2014 Long Enough?

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Sam is having some second thoughts about cutting her hair for Locks of Love. I think it’s long enough but she does not agree…

19 November 2014 Parting Gift

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

I “graduated” from Physical Therapy today and received this lovely hot/cold pack as a parting gift. The graduation is dubious, as I may need to return post-surgery. Plus, it occurs to me that I have pre-surgery homework to complete pre-operation (calf and foot exercises), so really it was no graduation at all, but a summer […]

18 November 2014 Flinch or Catch

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The Tadpole and Bullfrog classes at Green Adventure Project play a game of “Flinch or Catch” with teacher Ben from the UK.

17 November 2014 Nails and Knives

Monday, November 17th, 2014

AC and Sam have been doing physics projects and experiments at night. This evening they learned about incline planes and wedges. AC had Sam hammer three different nails: one standard, one blunt, and one chiseled. The idea was to see which one took the most work to drive in and pull out. As expected, the […]

16 November 2014 Capeharts at Rocketts Landing

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Sam, Grand-mère and I caught a ride with John and Jane to Richmond from our Newport New family gathering. AC had traveled separately the night before so he could play with his soccer team in the semi-finals this morning, and we left my car at Grand-mère’s condo overnight. Good news: AC’s team won and advances […]

15 November 2014 Indian Village at Jamestown

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

A guide taught Sam how to make rope at the Indian Village at the Jamestown Settlement. We had a fabulous afternoon learning about the Powhatans and the Jamestown settlers, and touring replicas of the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery.

14 November 2014 Tea Shoppe

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Sam and I turn to making our own teas. It’s not a shoppe, really, but if we did have one, I’m confident we would spell it with an “e” on the end.

13 November 2014 Barbarian Tag

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

As part of our unit on the fall of Rome and the division of the Roman empire into east and west, we played Barbarian tag. The Goths, the Visigoths, and the Ostrogoths eventually “turned” nearly everyone 🙂

12 November 2014 November Sunlight

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Likely the last warm day of the month.

11 November 2014 My Latest Vice

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Oh, Trader Joe’s, you bake a mean croissant.