Last two weeks (ish)

Soggy bottoms, dry sponge, and flavors all wrong - The criticism on The Great British Baking Show. A crucial component of The Great British Baking Show/Great British Bake Off (depending on where you live) is criticism. It’s a show that intends to separate the custard from the scrambled eggs by determining the best and worst baker each week, until only 3 remain. In order … Continue reading Soggy bottoms, dry sponge, and flavors all wrong
Brothers - Two little guys who both think they’re big boys.
Elusive goat - The story of a seventeen-year search that’s helped me refine my ideas on art and futility. It’s 11:48pm, and while I’m lying down trying to sleep, in my mind I’ve already sat back up and opened Google. Moments later, the screen casts its malarial glow as I hunch over my phone, scrolling, scrolling, scrolling. Hunting. … Continue reading Elusive goat
Witchy woman - When trying to take a photo of Grant, I captured Eleanor in the midst of rising up to smite her foes.
Hinge - The hardware in my house is fascinating, as a rule.
Sib - Me n my sister Kirsten.
I got to say, it was a good day - On Friday morning my mom had to come to Roswell Park in Buffalo to have her right lung upper lobe removed. The doctor talked to me and my dad after the surgery and they think they got all the cancer. They’ll check her regularly, but hopefully this is it! Right now, she doesn’t need chemo … Continue reading I got to say, it was a good day
Family selfie - My oldest sister isn’t here yet, but still. I am very tired from being up for various family members until 2:30 am for two nights running!
Grand, baby - This is the fanciest hospital I have ever been in.We’ve been listening to either live piano or classical guitar for onward of 4 hours.
Connect - When he doesn’t feel well, we hold hands.
Floral - Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking. How many pairs of flower sneakers are too many? Asking for a friend. The friend knows the answer is more than four.
Bubbles! - The giggles off this one, my word.
Table read - Henry annoys Ele almost constantly by reading over her shoulder. So today she organized a dramatic reading of DogMan. She was the narrator and one character, and Henry was the other two characters. Eleanor is an exacting director, but she gets results.
Recycler - Every month everyone in Eleanor’s class has to give a speech on the same topic. This month’s topic was recycling. Everyone had to bring in an example of something they had recycled (into something else), so Ele and I made a bag from a t-shirt. It was fun and we were both proud of her. … Continue reading Recycler
Firstborn, oldest son, sweetest - Don’t tell the other two.