Archive for the 'family' Category

Homeward Bound

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

We’re heading back from our fun family vacation in the Caribbean where we spent a lot of time swimming in the sea and just plain relaxing. It was great to visit with my sister and father for the whole week. Soon we’ll have to face the realities of packing up for our move, but […]


Thursday, June 21st, 2007

Yesterday, eldest came home sick. And she was very sick, indeed.
This morning, Mike confessed he didn’t feel all that well.
Half an hour ago, youngest’s teacher called us up with the news that she wasn’t feeling good.
Now I’m beginning to wonder how my stomach’s sitting. . . .
Wish us luck?

The Best-Laid Plans

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Thanks to my family for heroically coming to my rescue last night and helping me clean out my desk and move the last boxes up to my new office.
Boos to the university for completely screwing up my moving timetable leaving me in a new office with no shelves, no ETA for same and no place […]

Rainy Days and Weekends

Saturday, June 16th, 2007

We took the girls to swimming this morning where they got the good news that eldest passed her Master’s Swimming program so it’s on to the lifesaving training when she’s ready. Youngest still has to work on Star One and is a bit discouraged, but doesn’t have half the skills yet to proceed. Since it […]

Poetry Saturday

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

Breaking all the rules again, I know. But eldest got one of those Fridge Magnet Poetry sets and we’ve been having lots of fun today. (General Flickr update has been done, as well — check out my Flickr page for pictures from the past month including our Virginia vacation.)

Twelve Years On

Friday, May 25th, 2007

This being eldest’s birthday weekend, I took a small gaggle of preteen girls out to see the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie. As an extra treat and to acknowledge their maturity, I let them enjoy the movie without my inhibiting presence. (As an aside, this was a bit of a sacrifice since I am […]

Back to Reality

Friday, May 18th, 2007

The vacation is almost at an end. The entire family has had a glorious time and we would love to be back here in a year. There are so many amusements and historic sites still to experience!
But pets and family and work and packing all beckon, so we’re flying north tomorrow and settling back in […]

Cunning Plan

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

So, in my bid to cut down on piles of paper before we move, I’m following through on a vague promise to eldest: we began scrapbooking today. This way we’re able to winnow down the immense pile of art and school photos dating back to 1999 (and maybe even some preschool materials!) as well as […]


Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Worrisome situation going on in the family. Not really bloggable. Waiting on news from out west.

WISE Women

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

Have you heard about WISE: Women in Science and Engineering? Last spring I morosely blogged about how eldest wasn’t nominated by her teacher for their day-long workshop aimed at interesting girls in grades 4-7 in the fields. Eldest was devastated. This year, the process was opened up for self-nomination and we acted fast so […]