This post has nothing to do with motherhood, or my Grandmother’s passing. Except that since becoming a mother I’ve had less time and money to eat out fancy, and my Grandmother loved a good white-tablecloth restaurant, so tangentially, it fits.
I was just thinking today that I wanted to make this list, so here it . . . → Read More: oakland restaurants: my bucket list
Question: How long does it take to drive to Los Angeles from Oakland, when squiring a newly-minted 4-year-old child?
Important related question: How long did it used to take? (Answer: 4.5 hours—pretend this was written upside-down because that would make it so much more authentic and Wacky-Packs or something and pretend that it doesn’t prove . . . → Read More: answer: 7.5 hours
The last day of our trip. How to spend it?
In the morning, Jonah realized his dream, hatched the night before during the 4 hour drive home from Alamogordo, of creating a “model train” out of cardboard boxes and lengths of rubber band. We had to talk him out of bringing the whole thing home . . . → Read More: and then we came home
What a day! Too tired to download and post photos. Or even explain in a detailed manner.
We slept in the trailer on Aunt Dorothy’s front driveway, woke up and played in said trailer for a while. Went to the Golden Corral all-you-can-eat breakfast (the offerings were astonishing, the floor was greasy, I . . . → Read More: too tired
I will back date this post but I can hardly hold up the ruse as I’ve already written today’s post and as you have seen or will see, I am wringing this info out of one tired brain.
Yesterday we caravan-ed to Great-Great Aunt Dorothy’s in Alamogordo, with the truck pulling the camping trailer which . . . → Read More: yesterday
Today we continued our quest for food that is smothered in cheese and green chile.
Did you know there is an official Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail?
We ate at one of the official locations, the Magdalena Cafe.
Yes, it is supposed to have American cheese on top. That is how it’s done! (See this . . . → Read More: the green chile odyssey continues
This kid is cleaning up for his 4th birthday.
We actually started before we left town. I picked up a water bottle at Whole Foods with space illustrations on it. (Nevermind that the illustrations are inaccurate: their version of Saturn has a rocky planet surrounded by rings and as EVERYONE knows—except the illustrator hired for . . . → Read More: jonah’s birthday rock(et)s
So the first day, it was the chickens.
I’d put the iPhone down, stepped away from my technology to improvise with Linda in her studio, which she built herself (with a little help). When the phone rang at the house during dinner, we ignored it, thinking it was a telemarketer.
Finally, the second call made . . . → Read More: in which my housesitter earns a purple heart