celebrating

baking week

Traditions and an upcoming bake sale means we have a week of lots of desserts – birthday cake (for him), birthday pie (to celebrate same birthday at work) and mini-cakes for next weekend’s Austin Bakes. Still working out particulars, but more to come…

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almost thanksgiving

For the first time in a really, really, really long time… my CSA pickup will not be immediately before our Thanksgiving meal and I am going to have to plan a meal before shopping instead of planning a meal around my box. All the carbs are accounted for – cinnamon rolls, honey sweet potato rolls, […]

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eating at almost-thirteen

The following is a list of what food items the 12yo has requested to have available for her birthday weekend: Oatmeal pancakes Watermelon, watermelon, watermelon Tres leches cake Juice (any kind) Casa Garcia nachos Lots has changed in the past year (height, maturity, etc.) but the only change in this list is (1) type of cake […]

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eleven tomorrow

Geez. How did we get here? An eleven-year-old that fits in my shoes and no longer likes wearing bright colors is not something that you plan for… it kinda just sneaks up on you. I probably feel this way every year, but this age is the best. She is eager to “get bigger” but not […]

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in excellent order

The celebrating of my birthday begins today! It’s not till Monday, but birthdays are embraced with significantly more revelry than most other holidays ’round here. I’ve been content with no-fuss the past few years, preferring to idle in bed a bit late and letting the day just happen, but something feels really different this year. […]

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