Today with a Nineteen Month Old

Well well well! We’re here, we’re alive, we’re thriving, and I actually feel like writing something! In fact, I feel like stealing a page from the lovely Lindsay over at Apron Adventures and writing up a Day in the Life style post! I’m considering this more a journaling type post, so please excuse this totally…

Babaloo goes Fancy-loo

Last Saturday was our eleventh anniversary! Because, somehow, over the years, we have become old. We had a lovely weekend. Dinner with friends on Saturday, a baby playdate Sunday, and then we took babaloo out for a fancy meal at Launderette. We hadn’t done a nice meal out with baby since good friends of ours came into…

Beating up on the DMV

Why is renewing a drivers’ license at the DMV such a stereotypically bad experience? This is even true at the the Travis County DMV, with its new technological innovation that allows you to reserve your place in line ahead of time. It’ll send you text messages updating you on your progress. But the DMV itself…

A Modest Proposal

No, this isn’t a proposal that we eat children! Jonathan Swift, that scamp. Earlier this week, I came across this Slate article that suggests we start thinking of Santa as a penguin, because it would be more inclusive to have a Santa that looked like nobody rather than a Santa that only looks like one…

Soup’s on!

Actually, stock. Stock’s on, because I think we’ll be needing a good bit of it for Thanksgiving cookery, which will start in earnest TOMORROW. Today we slept in, and then went and had a ridiculously good lunch at La Casita. For the second week in a row, they totally blew us away with their chilaquiles….

Fall!

We’re so lucky this year! Due apparently to the rain over the last month, our trees have enough energy to keep their leaves while they’re changing color, rather than just dropping them at the first sign of cool weather. Yesterday I walked almost 4 miles to get some ground coffee. Unbelievably, this didn’t even get…

The Weekend

It was a crazy one! There were stretch hummers, live lobsters, loud cars, and handmade pasta. Not to mention art and games of Cards Against Humanity. More to come when my brain gets done feeling run over.