Monday, September 28, 2015

School lunches, week four

Monday: Vegetables, Snapea Crisps, mandarin orange, and (not pictured) Elephant's Deli cheese stick pastry
Thursday: Radishes, peaches, mandarin oranges, baked trout, popcorn, and a chocolate chip cookie
Friday: Simple romaine and red cabbage salad, peaches, cheese, crackers, smoked trout, mixed nuts, and cake

He sleeps

found this peaceful morning sleeping pic of the kid whilst editing and sorting old photos

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Book fifty-three: Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

An orphaned girl is placed with a man. As she grows, the agency that keeps track of fostered children begins to view the placing as unnatural. How can she learn how to become a proper lady when there is no female presence in the house? It is decided she will be removed from his care and placed elsewhere. So they flee. The adventure takes them to the rooftops of Paris as they search for the woman with lightning hair who plays the cello, and just might be her mother.

53 down. 1 over the goal.

Book fifty-two: White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan

Hen's summary:
There's a family that rescues dogs. New people move in next door and non-speaking Phillip lives with them. Jack, a dog, gets lost. Zoe looks for them and finds them. They are sleeping. Phillip finally talks. Phillip and Jack are friends. His family adopts Jack.
Would you vote for this book? No.

52 down. Goal achieved.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Concert: Citizen Cope

Awesome concert.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Soccer practice perfection

The park we meet at for soccer practice is absolutely gorgeous as the sun sets. The light filters in through the tall trees as if it is playing peek-a-boo with the kids. It is such a gorgeous backdrop.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

School lunches, week three

Wednesday: Pb&honey sandwich, mozzarella cheese stick, edamame, apple, red bell pepper, chips, blueberry fruit bar
Thursday: Strawberry yogurt, cheese, orange slices, strawberries, cucumbers and radishes, and (not pictured) cheese pastry
Friday: Buttered noodles, pear, mixed nuts, red bell peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, and radishes, and brownie bites

Monday, September 14, 2015

Soccer season - Match Two T.A.S. vs Scorpions

Where did all these Republicans go?

Quote of the day
"Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them...
There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or whatever one calls this supreme being. But like any powerful weapon, the use of God's name on one's behalf should be used sparingly. The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both. I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in 'A,' 'B,' 'C,' and 'D.' Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of 'conservatism.'" - Barry Goldwater, prophet.

Hat tip: The Atlantic

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Book fifty-one: What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott

Another fun YA read. This one is about a group of friends who go out into the wilderness for a week-long camping trip. They get lost, lose supplies, and come across a guy they fear may be linked to the murdered known as the Skinner.

Will they make it out okay? Where is all that laughing coming from? Are they being followed? Who can be trusted? Read it to find out.

51 down plus 1 to go.