A Slice of My Life – Week 7

February 18, 2012

This week started out with Valentines.  We bought paper airplane ones and Graham wrote out all the names on the envelopes himself.

Then he got to wear his pj’s to school for the class party.

Trying to get organized.  Lists help.

Yes, Valentine’s Day has passed and yet we still have our Christmas wreath up.  Anyone else?

Spencer is very hard on his shoes and boots.  Fortunately, we usually shop at Nordstrom for those things so we were able to get a new pair of Batman boots for free when the old ones got a hole in the side.

Spencer stays home with me on Wednesdays.  We sometimes get to have a daddy lunch date.

Graham took a (not so) sick day this week.  I think he just needed a little mommy time.

He was staring up at the light, starved for it just like the rest of us.  I love these photos of him – his sweetness comes through.

I had two rice bowls last week.  One was shockingly good and the other was this one.  I had high hopes – look at that yolk! – but the rice was stale and overcooked.  Crunchy.  The tofu was super salty.  And how do you attack a whole bok choy gracefully.  I resorted to tearing it with my hands.  Bummer.

I taught two Winter Seasonal Feast classes this week.  People went crazy for this salad.  Marinated figs, walnuts, amazing vinaigrette, and a fabulous local cheese.  I’ll share the recipe next week.



  1. Our front door is still proudly “wearing” its festive Christmas wreath, too…and we may or may not still have a fake tree up in the living room…

    I mean, it’s still winter, right?

    Comment by Jessica — February 19, 2012 @ 12:54 am

  2. if i could have that crappy rice bowl. you should see what we have here on cape cod in terms of restaurants. its awful; tourist trap so they can get away with yuck.
    dana your kids are just so sweet looking. they look like such good kids.

    Comment by vanillasugarblog — February 19, 2012 @ 2:26 am

  3. my christmas wreaths are still up …… maybe today is the day to take them down


    Comment by Gourmet Goddess — February 19, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

  4. Your little guys are so cute! I didn’t notice a Christmas wreath, hmmm – but I do like your Valentines Day wreath:)

    Comment by the Fromagette — February 19, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

  5. I can’t WAIT for that salad recipe.

    And please tell graham i think he’s the luckiest kid in the world that he got to wear his PJs to school. I wish I could do that.

    Comment by Joanne — February 20, 2012 @ 2:13 am

  6. Wonderful photos of your family, Dana!

    Comment by Elli — February 20, 2012 @ 2:46 am

  7. Love your little boys! They remind of my yummy grandsons! Oh the wreath no big deal. I know I am nuts but I have three Christmas trees two get taken down completely, the last one goes down the basement decorated just took it down 2 days ago. Was ready to re-decorate it with St. Patty day decoration!!!

    Comment by Charlette — February 20, 2012 @ 2:50 am

  8. Oooo looking forward to the recipe for that salad, looks so so good!

    Comment by Clara — February 20, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

  9. The photo of Graham staring at the light deserves a nice frame and a carefully selected spot on one of your walls… absolutely beautiful!

    I look forward to the salad recipe, particularly the vinaigrette (intuition mode ON: does it have ginger?)

    Comment by SallyBR — February 20, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

  10. The last salad looks so yummy. Nice pictures.

    Comment by Helene — February 20, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

  11. I love the pics of Graham staring at the light. And the not so sick day for some time with mummy (love that idea).

    And on the subject of wreaths – I don’t have a Christmas wreath on my door, only because we didn’t have a wreath this year. I made a Christmas ornament hanger thingy and took it off only to put up the come on in poster for our boy’s birthday party. Otherwise it would still be there. I need to find my spring wreath and put it up.

    Comment by Charlotte — February 21, 2012 @ 1:48 am

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