Today was the last day of the school year for my kids. All the parents and kids from the lower grades got together at Jackson Park and we had a big get together, then folks came over to our house for some food and drinks. The kids were up past 11pm! We told them they […]
This evening I’m quite tired, and the feeling is putting a big dent in my assertion that I’m sleepless elite. I feel as though I could go to bed now and sleep for about 12 hours.
My Beeminder threatens me with the loss of five bucks if I don’t blog today, so here I am. This morning I noticed that if I’m well fed and well rested, things that would otherwise bug me (like kids making messes and not cleaning them up) don’t really seem like a big deal. The obvious […]
So, I’ve been studying French and Japanese lately. I’d stick with Japanese alone, but I wanted to try out Duolingo, and it only has French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Italian. Unfortunately, I don’t seem to have enough time to really learn quickly. If I devoted a few hours a day, I might get up to […]
We had a really good Maker Faire weekend. It started out kind of slow, but in the end, I thought it was perhaps the best one so far. One thing that was really great was our evolving ability to leave the kids on their own in certain, semi-supervised environments. We left JH (almost 8) in […]
One of the problems of setting myself a goal to blog regularly is that that reminder sneaks up on me, and here I am, with 25 minutes to write a blog post or I owe Beeminder five bucks. And that’s not going to work, so here I am writing. I’ve been working on some front […]
Today, Sunny had a special day with her Mom, so JH got to have a special day with me as well. We got started a little late, but then we made our way on BART to Alameda, where there was supposed to be a cafe with race cars. I was pleasantly surprised to find a […]
I’ve resolved to cook dinner twice a week, and tonight I wanted to make imfarakat (we pronounce it “imfadakee”), a Syrian dish made with eggs and onions. Then I found a recipe for a Syrian Omelette that I wanted to try, so I picked up some ingredients at the grocery store. I decided to make […]
For years now, ever since my kids were born, I have been getting by on four to six hours of sleep a night. Occasionally, I’ll splurge and get 7 or 8, but that’s the exception rather than the rule. I feel as though there’s something wrong about getting away with 4-6 hours a night, like […]
Tonight I went to the Hookslide show at Club Fox. I have other things to say, but I’ll say them later.