A Slice of My Life – Week 15

April 8, 2012

From last week.  My first coffee back in Seattle.  My drink is a Mezzo with soy milk.  It’s like half Americano, half latte.  Decaf!

This was the big event of the week.  Spencer was at preschool where a kid kicked a ball up to the ceiling.  It hit a light fixture, which shattered, and rained down on his head.  I’m not sure how the angle was just right, but a piece of glass gave him a nasty cut right near his eye.  He was very brave and a total trooper.  He got three stitches.

On the ride back from the doctor, Spencer asked me if white blood cells have eyes.  I said no.  He said, “Well that’s good.  They can keep fighting the germs while I am sleeping because they don’t need to sleep because they don’t have eyes.”  This is his picture of white blood cells (before he learned about the no eye thing.)

Speaking of art, this is a flag Graham did in art class.  I  like it better than Jasper Johns’ version.

In other news, it feels like winter but the chives tell me it’s spring.  These beauties inspired my tattoo.

Spencer is my pickier eater but there are some things that he likes that are a bit surprising.  One of those is Pho, the Vietnamese noodle soup which is very easy to find in Seattle.  This is his current chopstick method.

One for now (glazed, on the right), one to put in the freezer for later.  Melissa Clark’s recipe with blueberries and maple syrup.  Recipe coming soon!

Holly B’s Garlic, Chive, and Cheddar Brioche.  Recipe coming soon!

During game park portion of our trip, I had to eat grilled cheese and limp french fries every day for lunch.  That was my only option.  So I’ve (joyfully) been eating a lot of salad since coming home.

Testing my Flan recipe for the upcoming Spanish classes.  There are still two spots left in the April 19th class!

The hazards of hiding eggs in Seattle.  Slug.



  1. I’m very much looking forward to the blueberry and maple bread recipe. And since I’m a Washingtonian currently living in Spain (and a vegetarian since my first Spanish pig slaughter) and won’t be able to attend your cooking class, I forwarded it to my sister in Seattle and begged her to sign up so I could live vicariously through her.

    Comment by Jessie — April 8, 2012 @ 9:04 pm

  2. I laughed outloud at the slug egg. That is why we do an indoor egg hunt! Your food looks delicious and I love Spencer’s white cell picture. Hopefully the real ones are doing their job – scary about the light. Hope he recovers well.

    Comment by Charlotte — April 9, 2012 @ 3:00 am

  3. I can’t believe the light fixture story. That is one lucky kid.
    Poor guy. Sports should be played outside only. :>

    Comment by stacey snacks — April 9, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

  4. First of all…I can’t believe your kids even know what white blood cells ARE. That’s awesome.

    And I’m SO glad Spencer’s okay! That boy really is a trooper.

    AND and…I can’t wait for those recipes!

    Comment by Joanne — April 9, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

  5. Please tell your school to relamp with lamps that have a “cover guard”. That way when one breaks they don’t shatter and hurt a child. GE has a coverguard lamp and they may not realize that this accident could have been prevented. You’ll be helping someone else in the future. Sounds like Spencer is doing fine now… but what a scare. I’m sure that phone call was not fun. Take care…

    Comment by Deborah — April 10, 2012 @ 1:55 am

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