I have been longing to return to the routine of the school year, back from the chaotic pace of a particularly unpredictable summer break. I have been waiting to return to regular carpool, homework, dinner at 6:30, bedtime at 8:30, making lunches and having a sense of command and control. I have been looking forward … Continue reading The green, green grass.
Yes, I know the joke: there are two types of people in the world, those who believe there are two types of people in the world and those who don't. I am mostly the former with just a bit of the latter. That's how we marketing people are, at least according to all the sales … Continue reading The two types of cooks. (food, week of 7.8.13)
The stretch of time between Memorial Day weekend and the start of school in August (too early!!) gives us about eight weeks of not having to worry about getting kids showered and to bed on time, not having to wonder what test we forgot to help them study for, and not having to hope there's … Continue reading Seasonal fare. (weekly menu 5.27.13)
When I was a teenager I went with my mother to a thrift store to buy a housewarming gift for the daughter of a friend. The young woman had married a doctor, my mother explained, and had a house full of brand new furniture and accessories. "Promise me you will never do that," she insisted, … Continue reading Tools of the trade. (weekly menu 5.13.13)
I spent the summer of 1989 in Orleans, a lovely town on the Cape, living in a house that was built in the 1600s and that sported, among many other fine amenities, a real victory garden that dated back to World War II. The garden was planted when the family who owned the house moved … Continue reading Victory gardens. (weekly menu 5.6.13)
My mother went to Mexico once, maybe 15 years ago, as the guest of a friend who owned a house there. Mama came home with a beautiful glass bottle and set of table linens for me. She also brought back an impression of a sad, beautiful, impoverished, entitled, dangerous place where the few privileged were … Continue reading Weekly menu 4.29.13
I learned this week that if you Google "blog mom's perfect lives fake and superficial," you'll find links to three of my posts in the five suggested links the search engine returns. They're not THE top search result (reserved for the actual post with that exact title, written by another blogger), but they're close. As … Continue reading Weekly menu 4.15.13
What we planned to eat this past week was very carefully detailed in last week's (very short) post. What we actually ate was this: Easter brunch leftovers, Easter brunch leftovers, more Easter brunch leftovers, even more E. b. l., and pizza. I've had a gracious plenty of deviled eggs (they really were good), ham, and … Continue reading Weekly menu, 4.8.13