Monthly Archives: March 2012

Crab(by) and grapefruit salad: it’s spring, so cheer up!

This salad almost didn’t happen this week.  And had it not, life would have gone on, but perhaps it would have been crabbier, and not in the tasty way. The salad put a smile on our faces. I didn’t buy … Continue reading

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Death by CPT code

CPT codes — “current procedural terminology” — have become the bane of my existence.  My title is a bit hyperbolic, true, but the codes at the very least are trying my patience.  My family is lucky that we have health … Continue reading

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Family day: a momentous occasion

I was reminded by Ed today that it was this date in 2007 — five years ago — that we adopted Monkey Man and Gorilla Girl.  I have never been good with dates, and routinely forget birthdays and even my … Continue reading

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Go fly a kite

And then hang around a while.

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Baking in the sun: cocoa sables

The recipe for French Fridays with Dorie this week was cocoa sables, and much as I enjoy a good chocolate cookie, I wasn’t sure if I’d get this one done, what with the heat in my kitchen already cranking up, … Continue reading

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When spring feels like summer

Monkey Man and Gorilla Girl alternate between asking me when they go back to school to see their friends, and whether or not it is summer so we can go to the beach. Global warming is so damn confusing! At … Continue reading

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Blooming mystery flower [aka amaryllis]

We’ve had this flower in a pot in our house for seven years.  During that time, it has bloomed a few times, but mot often, it has been dormant.  For some reason, perhaps the early spring, it just bloomed spectacularly. … Continue reading

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