We had fun, we walked a lot, we ate at our favorite sushi place, we had our favorite ice cream, we ate our favorite pizza. It almost felt like a holiday, even if we lived there for what seems to be a lifetime. It certainly feels like a life ago, anyway. We got the first […]

brother led weaning

Posted by on Mar 28, 2010 in images, my sons are smarter than me | One Comment

a different meaning to BLW:


Posted by on Mar 26, 2010 in prattle | 2 Comments

Life has been a lot of this, as of late: I’m getting ready for M. to go to Canada again next week, feeling very empowered this time: I’ll make it out alive and it’ll be fun! I’m still trying to come up with a good strategy for night time, since Santiago and I are now […]

My bedroom

Posted by on Mar 22, 2010 in I wanted to be an architect, images | One Comment

Back in July I said I would paint my bedroom a charcoal grey. I did it, but I never gave proof of it because… well, it’s a long story. It involves a baby. Anyway, today I managed to take this little photo. Enjoy it.

soon it will be The Godfather

Posted by on Mar 18, 2010 in craftulence | 3 Comments

but for now, my boy is obsessed with means of transport, especially if loud and pesky. Yesterday I bought some new t-shirts for him because he seems to have grown a bit. I decided to make them special with my own designs of things he likes a lot. I used the freezer paper I received […]

kind of jinxing it on purpose

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010 in prattle | 5 Comments

As a little girl I was convinced that bad things would happen to me. I had reasons to believe that my life was not going to be a good one, so I had this great technique to help me fight my fate.  I would append a good thing to a bad thing, because I was […]

it’s not what it seems.

Posted by on Mar 10, 2010 in my sons are smarter than me | One Comment

The boy clearly liked the soup. But this was the one time he actually put the spoon in his mouth. The rest was eaten by scooping it up with the palm of his hand.

then and now

Posted by on Mar 10, 2010 in craftulence, I wanted to be an architect, images | 3 Comments

Today I finally managed to sew the replacement cover for the second sofa cushion. Yes, a full year and a half after the first one. Anyway… this was our sofa two years ago: The baby is Damiano. this is now: the baby is Santiago, the sofa is partially brown.

chocolate cake is your friend

Posted by on Mar 4, 2010 in food, images, my sons are smarter than me | 2 Comments

I was happy to learn today that boys enjoy baking cakes as much as girls do. This little baker has a slight fever and a cough today, so he stayed home from preschool. And no better way to kill a half an hour than to make a very good chocolate cake from this book,  which […]

I am my hands

Posted by on Mar 4, 2010 in images | No Comments

I love hands. I love my hands. They do things. They stroke. They squeeze. They push and pull. They grab. They clench. They obey, most of the time. They touch and they feel. They hold my rings and many of my scars. They learn and they forgive. I’ve never identified myself with my body, it’s […]