Saturday, September 29, 2012


This plant was looking a little sad, so I was going to water it when I discovered it is infested with little baby spiders. Each one of those white dots is a spider. And the tip of the highest leaf is covered in them! The plant is outside for now...

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I always seem to post on Saturdays

Sometimes we get really nice sunsets at our place.
Adam invited some friends from school over for dinner (but they did most of the cooking, which was great) to celebrate taking the GRE, and they were super nice and fun to be with. I'm happy that a big source of stress is over for Adam now. I got up early with Adam and went to the farmer's market while he took his test. Apparently the farmer's market is still setting up if you go before nine. I was kind of surprised. But, I did get some really good organic berries, some of which I put on a fruit tart, which turned out to be really good!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I keep thinking it's Wednesday...

but it's only Tuesday... it has been sunny for a couple hours though!

They're building a house across the street from us. It's really just one guy doing everything, and I've been surprised by how fast he's done it, but we haven't seen him in a few days. I'm worried that if it gets finished we'll get more obnoxious neighbors, but who know...

Poor Adam has been hassled by the school and has to go through even more crap to get this one unit to count. Dealing with college administrations is always difficult for some reason.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Another Saturday Night

Yum! Cornmeal pancakes.
My schedule has been changed. For the better I think. It's kind of a bummer leaving when all the kids are leaving though...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Apparently the squash we bought at the farmer's market was a spaghetti squash. It tasted great. What a weird vegetable...

Monday, September 10, 2012


at one of my favorite beaches in the area. After a couple chilly, foggy days, yesterday and today were really nice.
 Adam's first face
Adam's second face

Saturday, September 8, 2012

I'm blowin' my dough and goin' deluxe...

Well, I bought flowers at the farmers market today anyway, which I've wanted to do since we moved here but which always seemed frivolous, and Adam bought a bunch of organic vegetables that I'm looking forward to!
Here are all the blackberries Adam could reach (with the help of a chair) that are growing over the fence from our neighbor's yard. They were delicious, but there weren't nearly enough!

My idea of a good Saturday night. Adam, home fries, un peu de vin (du vin?), scrabble (after this picture I played queens/swore with queens on a triple word; it was a lucky game for me), and good music. I think I was interrupting Adam's train of thought here...

Friday, September 7, 2012


Kiki likes to yell at me for awhile when I get home to make me feel bad for being gone all day (and so that I give her plenty of pets of course!). I actually thought it wouldn't warm up today, but finally around 5:30 the sun came out and it's pretty nice. For a bit anyway... Turns out I have another three day weekend, but I'm going to go in for an hour or so on Monday to meet with the psychologist. Technically it's a furlow day for me, and I'm not allowed to be there, but this way I'll get a little overtime on a different day (on my time card anyway).
There are some slow times during my days, but for the most part things are going well. Working 6.5 hours a day is pretty nice actually. I get home and still have time left for myself. And it's nice not having any work to bring home with me. Hopefully my brain won't get too weak! 

Sunday, September 2, 2012