Thursday, April 22, 2010

We All Have Our Strengths

Daisy wanted to do this instead of homework tonight. I think my daughter is very creative, so I took a picture. Honestly, we had a whole photo shoot of her foot, stuffing the orange slices back between her toes when they fell out. She was clearly not the only one procrastinating. But I eventually forced her through her nightly homework session.

For the last couple days, I've been studying for a simulation of my TA duties. That sounds weird but starting tomorrow, I have fake students online asking me questions and turning in papers. I'm trying to be super organized due to my blunders in the initial training exercises last week.

I'm also planning Violet's birthday (in a week and a half and still figuring out details - no invites yet), adding new tutoring (just an hour a week but I need to spend time getting to know a new family), fundraising for Daisy's participation in a walkathon in a couple weeks with her girl scout troop (don't worry, we're only targeting family members - need to keep our cookie customers primed for next year . . . but let me know if you want to help Save Our Shores!) and coordinating my family's involvement in an upcoming girl scout field trip (I'm actually delegating but management is no picnic).

And did I mention those are locally grown, organic oranges in between my daughter's toes? Made it to the farmers' market today. After reading about Anthony Bourdain's appreciation of sliced radishes sprinkled with salt and layered over butter on crusty french bread . . . had to try it. Wanted the fresh-from-the-farm radishes with dirt on the roots like the article in my local paper described. It was delicious. I used real butter and french bread, two ingredients that can rarely be found in our kitchen these days. Maybe next time, I'll try it with whole grain bread and vegan butter.

And yes, I'm still alive and well after yesterday. Thank you for your concern, Bindy and Tabitha.


  1. I can't wait for the farmers market to open up here. Maybe I'll get some

    Good luck with your TA test thing!