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Yea, Though I Walk Through the Valley of Cooking

9 Jan

I’m no cook. It’s true.  I’m not.  Cooking and baking for that matter are not anywhere on my top ten list of life’s favorite activities.  There are a few things to blame for this.

First, you should know, I am the youngest of three, with an older brother and sister. By the time my sister was 12 she towered over me at 5.11′. Meanwhile, I was a feeble 4.9′  and just 18 months younger than her (people, genetics are unfair).  My height did allow me several advantages, though.  It was a hassle to have me in the kitchen; I could not reach the cupboards and I needed a step stool to work on the stove.  Since Alysa was so darn tall, and just so interested in the domestic arts she got the long end of the stick and  I got the short end.  It didn’t matter to me anyway, I preferred hanging out in the yard turning over rocks and pouring salt on slugs – the salt that Alysa would hand to me from the cupboard beyond my reach. Continue reading

Scurvy-Rash-Torture-Hell

5 Jan

“I think I have scurvy,”  I tell Peter.

He looks at me sideways, not quite sure what to say.  Then asks me if I’m a pirate.

“Very funny!  You don’t understand. I have this rash that will not go away on my legs and near my collar bone.  And I think it’s because I have a vitamin C deficiency.  Probably because I haven’t been eating enough fruits and vegetables.”

“Uh, oh.”

“I blame all that cheap a** frozen pizza you’ve been making.” Continue reading

2009 In Review

5 Jan

Lets, be honest, I can barely remember much here, beyond the highlights of you know, having a child, so thanks to Facebook, I’ve gone back over the past year and made note of my most interesting updates and will add, ad nauseum, any other details necessary. Continue reading

Our New Life in Denton, TX

7 Jan

Happy New Year!  We hope yours was a pleasant and restful holiday filled with hope and peace for the upcoming year.  Peter and I spent our Christmas holiday in Austin with my sister Alysa and a few close friends.  It was great to have an extended time to be with our friends and family, to reconnect, get refreshed and take a break before plunging into all the 2009 is bringing us.

University of North Texas
Peter starts school at University of North Texas on the 20th of January.  He’ll be taking 13 hours of classes as well as private music lessons, not to mention working on top of that.   He will be quite busy, but he’s pretty excited to be stepping into the academic world again. Continue reading

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