Greedy Wheels

Last weekend I decided it was time for a little bike spa. Hot Wheels and I ride down to my dance class together twice a week, and in the mornings around the full moon the path is often completely flooded in places. It’s usually quite an adventure with some off-roading through the scrub grasses to […]

Classic Hot Wheels

This afternoon, Tom and Hot Wheels were playing a favorite car racing game on the computer in our art room. Hot Wheels was so excited about the game that he plum fell off his chair and landed on his back. Tom immediately leaned over his stunned little body and asked, “Are you ok??!” to which […]

What A Day!

I still can’t believe it happened. What a moment – what a day. When Hot Wheels and I rolled up to ballet class this morning, we ditched our bikes outside the studio and saw a crowd gathered in the reception area. We walked in on a whole group of people hovering over the inaugural action […]

This Just In

I’ve been coveting this for months – and finally brought it home. It’s not an enormous pie rack, although that would be AWESOME. It’s a new collapsible drying rack we can use inside when it’s raining. For years we’ve had a three tier folding rack that works pretty well but only holds about half a […]

Sick Days

Honey stayed home from school Friday with a bad throat and general achy sickness, and I realized that there are, actually, a few good things to say about sick days, particularly if you’re not hugely sick. You get a bonus day with your house and your mother all to yourself. If you’re lucky, you miss […]

Making Me Proud

Just after the lights are turned out at night, Hot Wheels (like many of us) always comes up with his meaning-of-life questions. Sometimes the questions are heavy, but mostly they revolve around cars and his obsession with racing games on the computer and iPhone. A couple of nights ago, Tom told me they had this […]

Tide Pooling

Over the weekend, our friend Elise let us all know there was a negative tide (I guess thanks to the Wolf Moon) which makes for exceptional low tide pooling. Tom and the kids went on Saturday afternoon and had an amazing time prowling around the rocks for starfish and sea anemones.  I missed out on […]

Saturday Night

One of my favorite Thanksgivings here in California started with a long bike ride with our great friends Lori and Michael and their son, who is a bit older than Hot Wheels. We feel like we’ve known them all our lives. That Thanksgiving, we decided to each try making a dish that we’d never made […]

We Got Trouble

With a capital T that rhymes with V and that stands for Vegemite. It’s all out.  For one of us, that’s not exactly cause for despair. For the other three, it’s sad news indeed.   See what I mean?