A Slice of My Life – Week 8

February 25, 2012

The boys are fond of one of those conveyor belt sushi places.  These are always my rolls of choice.

Spencer’s ingenious rain catcher invention.  “Now we don’t have to go outside to see if it is raining, we can just check to see if there is rain in the tube!”  Taped to the window by himself.

Remember back in September when boots and tights seemed so exciting?  Now I’m ready to throw them all away.  Actually soon after this photo was taken I had to throw the tights away because they developed a huge hole.  Bummer.

Post Fat Tuesday bling.

This week was mid-winter break at school.  Not to be confused with winter break or spring break.  Or any of the many other days that there is no school.  Ahem.  Anyway, both boys stayed home with me on Wednesday and it was a beautiful sunny day.  Sunny days mean parks.

My Valentine’s Day gift came a little late, due to AT&T and something about our cell phone plan.  My old phone was 3½ years old, cracked, unable to receive pictures via text – I’m telling you, I was living in the dark ages.  I love my new one.  Thank you honey!

My very first Instagram photo!  Yes, new phone means much better camera and access to Instagram, a phenomenon that I could not and did not understand up until a couple of days ago.  Now I am hooked.  And I have no idea what I am doing with it but who cares.  So yes, those are large candy covered malted milk balls.  They come out every year in our favorite candy shop about as soon as Valentine’s Day is over and I buy them until the day after Easter when they go away for another year.  I can usually say no to sweets, but not these.

Eating lunch out is tricky for vegetarians, or at least I think so, but not at Revel.  It is my favorite place these days.  I met a friend and we shared the hearts of palm salad (shockingly good), the kale pancake (ditto), and the tofu rice bowl (ditto).

Just as I was about to take this left turn, I realized that those things swinging from that giant crane are two port-a-potties.

Graham was so smitten with this pain au chocolat, that he wouldn’t even let go of the plate so I could take a picture of it.  Then he and Spencer proceeded to eat out the chocolat part and leave all the pain part.  Poor me.

Graham is more and more interested in art and he has been taking art classes.  This is a recent self portrait.  I was just kind of stunned by the modern art quality, how he colored in his face to reflect his dark skin, the fact that he included the monster on his shirt that day, and the little hands sticking straight out from his shoulders.


  1. I can beat that! My flip phone was 7 years old and still going strong, but I finally gave in to the Siri iphone 4S and LOVE HER. I am addicted now.

    I love Graham’s drawing, so artistic and wonderful.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    PS glad the Jonny on the spots did not fall on you! xo

    Comment by stacey snacks — February 25, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

  2. You know, you should not mention kale pancake and leave it like that…

    I am extremely curious to find out details about it, is the kale IN the batter? Or sauteed and rolled inside? Whatever it was… I am craving it!

    Comment by SallyBR — February 25, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

  3. see now dana I want to be more of a vegan. it’s really hard to be living on cape cod where there are zero restaurants let alone a vegan one.
    big cities like yours are wonderful for vegans.

    Comment by vanillasugarblog — February 26, 2012 @ 2:37 am

  4. I had sushi last night for my birthday dinner! It was sweet potato tempura rolls all the way for me. And seaweed salad. Two of my favorite things. :)

    It is hard to eat out ANYWHERE as a vegetarian, at least if you want to get a really good meal for your money. Pasta with roasted vegetables just doesn’t do it for me when I can make something infinitely better at home, for less money. But your lunch sounds fabulous.

    Those boys. Adorable, as always.

    Comment by Joanne — February 26, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

  5. I’m amazed at the detail in Graham’s self-portrait. It’s awesome.

    Comment by linda — February 26, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

  6. Revel is fabulous and I’m glad they accomodate Vegetarians and meat eaters! Fun updates, although I’m with you… Ready to ditch the boots and move back to flip flops!

    Comment by Emily — February 26, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

  7. Malted milk ball eggs! I thought I was the only one that liked those! Haha so fun.

    Comment by Clara — February 28, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

  8. Such a sweet post, Dana. I love Spencer’s rain catcher and your tights. Sigh, your boys are sweet and totally huggable.

    Comment by kickpleat — February 28, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

  9. This is one of the best posts, Dana ! The rain catcher is genius (does he have an agent?)

    Comment by Kathy Fishman — February 29, 2012 @ 1:06 am

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