The Monday Menu: October 12, 2009

I spent the weekend playing with my camera (that’s my 14-day-old niece above), working and getting ready for the book fair at Kiwi’s elementary school…in between numerous engagements that kept me out and running around. I’m beginning to consider hiring a personal assistant. Someone who could scrub my dining room floor and do dishes and […]

The Monday Menu: October 5, 2009

October? No. It can’t be. I am in serious denial. Yet here it is. Leaves turning, weather getting colder and still I can’t believe we’re here in fall. Fall has innate the ability to force me into cleaning, purging and organizing before the temperature drops to below zero and outside is something you have to […]

The Monday Menu: September 28, 2009

I was transported back to 1987 today, except I was the same age as I am today and in awe of Richard Dean Anderson, who had just saved the day and pulled a classic MacGyver by getting the car started using nothing but the power adapter wiring from the tape deck, some discarded plastic, a […]

The Monday Menu: September 21, 2009

We headed off to the farmer’s market today again. I came back with produce for the whole week, including apples. I love fall at the farmer’s market. Most of the produce in Minnesota is harvested in the fall, and the bustle and bushels and baskets of peppers, corn, tomatoes and onions make it that much […]

The Monday Menu: September 14, 2009

We made it through the first week of school! We’re off to a great start so far. I have to say I kind of liked the quiet after I sent all but Kidney Bean off to school or preschool, even if it is just in the morning. I was so much more productive for that […]

The Monday Menu: September 7, 2009

It’s here. The end of summer. I’m both excited for school to start and to have the kids in a more stable routine, but I’m sad that lazy pajama mornings and my afternoon projects with Kiwi and Kola Nut are coming to an end. To celebrate the end of summer, we find ourselves at the […]

The Monday Menu: August 31, 2009

Only one weekend left until we send our kids off to school. I have to admit I’m looking forward to it, not because I don’t want them around, but because I think they’ll be happy to have some routine that involves other kids, other activities, someone – anyone – other than me. We spent the […]