Somehow it did not compute that the semi-formal I got an e-mail about was on a Thursday. Which meant someone would have to pick Matt up at 11 PM-ish on a work night. Both Dan and Ben offered to drive Continue reading Semi-formal Photos
We have a new to us Dodge Grand Caravan. While it is orange, it’s a subtle orange. It’s not orange enough to make it easy to find in a parking lot, but it was orange enough to lower the price Continue reading A week of Birthdays, our new car and a shrub that bloom in the snow
My friend Annie wrote a What worked in 2018 post, and I want to try one too, which is a little tricky because I spent more time writing e-mails and publishing patterns than I did blogging about homeschool. So I Continue reading What worked in 2018?
Some Notes: Cross contamination does not only mean raw chicken on a cutting board. In this case it means gluten getting into things that used to be gluten free. If a piece of bread is held over a plate of Continue reading How to have a person with Celiac Disease over for dinner.
K got to hold two 3 month old puppies on her lap while sipping free Del’s Lemonaid. The puppies were cold, so K scooped them up onto her lap and they fell asleep. I got to show off how tall Continue reading 20 years of the Attleboro Community Garden
Lettuce? Check K’s garden fresh tomato? Check Enough sturdy rectangularly shaped pieces of gf bread to toast? Nope. Just a pile of large crumbs. When it comes to structure, I really, really miss gluten. Also price. TV cooks to the Continue reading BLT salad
I was beginning to organize the kids’ next year’s homeschool last week. The list I make for the superintendent helped my by bringing all the annual goals into one place, even with my wiggle language (hey, I might just change Continue reading Oh, wait, that’s a mixture problem
Mechanic’s Pond is quite low right now. I’ve been interested this month in the growth patterns of the leaves, how are the oaks and maples arranged? Do the smaller leaves go on the ends of branches or back up the Continue reading Soaking in the June Sun, by the pond where it’s not hot.
I have a free pattern in tomorrow’s Knotions.com magazine, Sempervivum. Sempervivum are those adorable succulents that fill in garden spaces between rocks. They are beautiful all year, even in winter, though their flowers do look like Martian invaders. Hexagons have Continue reading Sempervivum, a free shawl pattern cross post from Christine Guest Designs
This morning was cool and overcast, so my garden photographed well. I love the shiny black mysterious buds. They open to moody purple, which is not usually a color that I know what to do with, and if you bend near, Continue reading If Nature comes to you, study it.
Dan had 9 days to take off from work left this year. K and Matt took the weeks off from the homeschool that I assigned them, but they still had Eagle’s Wings, and Good Company Tutorials. Ben still had finals. Continue reading Photos from 2 weeks of use them or lose them days off for Dan
The one based on meringue. Definitely that one. Didn’t taste exactly like a malt ball (as far as I can remember) but it did have the milk flavor, which turns out to be important. Today I’m making the anise liquorice Continue reading Which gf “malt” ball?