Sunday, January 22, 2012


Jan16_OutsideSchool. There was a big excitement in school on Tuesday when Anna’s most wiggly classmate stumbled on the way to the music class, fell down and cut his head so badly that he had to go to the hospital and get stitches. Luckily, he could go back to school the very next day. It was a good opportunity to talk about safety – it could have just as easily been Anna who still gets bruises and scrapes practically every day.

Jan16_Tangram2Afterschool time was busy but not particularly blog worthy (OK, yesterday was blog worthy, but I will keep it for later in the week). I am parenting single since Wednesday since my husband is visiting his family in Germany, and I managed to get daughter to the library and Russian lesson on one day and to her gymnastics class on another. Every evening we cooked together and read, and then it was time for bed.

Work has been crazy since I had to juggle getting Anna to school, leaving early and handling all work obligations in between and in late evenings. This change in schedule really made me appreciate what my husband does for our family!


Places we are going. We have a tradition of going in January to Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge. This time the weather didn’t exactly cooperate – a bitter cold wind was blowing, so the hike along the salt marshes of San Francisco Bay was not as enjoyable as usual. Still, we’ve seen a lot of birds – pipers, herons, various ducks and even vultures and enjoyed looking at the first California poppies of the season.

  • Jan15_DER1Quote of the week.
  • During a big showdown over a lost souvenir from SF zoo that was oh-so important to get when we were there: Mama, I don’t know where it is. I know I put it on this shelf. Goblins must have stolen it! (The object was recovered later in completely different locations – goblins must have moved it).


Finally, I am delighted to host Afterschool this week. I am doing my best to visit every blog and enjoying a lot of great ideas. My favorite this week was a Faux Lava Lamp experiment at Mom to 2 Posh Lil’ Divas. We will definitely be doing this one as soon as I get out to get some Alka-Seltzer tablets. And, by the way, if you are interested in hosting Afterschool, please send an email at


Mom and Kiddo said...

New Kid is always insisting I spend my time hunting for things he lost by throwing them about. Argh.

MaryAnne said...

We are constantly looking for lost things, too.

I love California poppies! Good luck with the rest of your time as a single parent!

Kylie said...

Damn those goblins hahahahaha!!!

Susan said...

How awful about Anna's classmate falling down and getting hurt! Thank goodness he was ok.

I think some of those goblins must live at our house ;)

Debbie said...

Those little goblins, they certainly are trouble. Boy your post reminded me that in a couple of weeks I will be the single parent for a week.

Ticia said...

I have a laundry goblin. We have a very friendly house brownie who lives in our house, and he gives treats for working on cleaning. So far Jeff and I have received a fair amount, the kids nave not as much.

Kim said...

Oh, aack. Single parenting. Good luck!

CacheyMama said...

Thanks for the sweet comment and for hosting the party!