Monday, July 31, 2017

The Leavers

Seattle, Washington
Monday, July 31, 2017

Just finished "The Leavers" by Lisa Ko. Great book. Found the recommendation on the New York Times, and it did not disappoint.


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Birthday salad and birthday cake

Seattle, Washington
Sunday, May 28, 2017

I celebrated my birthday this weekend with good friends. And birthday salad and birthday cake.

I don't think I need anything else.



Saturday, May 20, 2017

Thing 1 and Thing 2

Vashon Island, Washington
Saturday, May 20, 2017

This weekend's Girl Scout camping adventure at Camp Sealth had a Dr. Seuss theme. Lots of fun activities, but my (math teacher) heart leapt with joy when I saw a mom wearing this very fine t-shirt.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sigma Lambda Chi

Seattle, Washington
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Just came home from a fun evening: I am now an honorary member of Sigma Lambda Chi: the honor society for Construction Management students...



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Kerupuk redux

Seattle, Washington
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

It's Spring Break, so I decided it was time for another scavenger hunt down at Viet Wah. To my surprise and delight, I came upon this food item: kerupuk. The first (and last) time I ate these was five years ago in a ger in Mongolia with my Dutch-German friends. It really is fascinating the way the brain makes associations with seemingly disparate things...

Almost five years ago to the day! 

Easter baking

Seattle, Washington
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Get out the sprinkles! Easter is almost here...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The steppe in a shoebox

Seattle, Washington
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

This evening A finished her habitat project for school: each student had to choose a habitat, make a diorama, and present it to the class. A chose the Mongolian steppe, which may not the first habitat one always thinks about for these kinds of projects. Rainforests, deserts, or tidal zones, maybe.

One never knows the seeds that are sown when one is young.