Okay, folks, the beginning of 2014 has been really busy in the Common Household. Mostly I’ve been relearning how to cook for five instead of three, coping with the Vulcan Death Grip of Coldness that has struck the nation, and preparing for my church’s women’s retreat.
Here are a few photos of some other Common Household activities.
The traditional New Year’s Day cleaning of my desk.
|Not shown: all the crap on the right side of my desk|
that I can't seem to get rid of.
Younger Daughter was bored, and somehow this resulted in my Son explaining calculus (Riemann sums, limits, and derivatives) to her. They both seemed to be enjoying it. When I first learned about Riemann sums, I thought they were the greatest thing since sliced bread, and in fact, were rather like sliced bread.
|Don't ask me to explain this now. |
Like the Wizard, I don't know how it works.
We went out for brunch at a fancy place, to celebrate a successful semester for our college students. This included gooey desserts, and a doughnut machine, which makes fresh doughnuts right in front of you.
|Me, waiting for my doughnut to fall|
|Here it comes!|
|There it goes. Then you can pick it up and coat it with cinnamon sugar.|
|Stickiest sticky bun ever.|
Our joy is tinged with sadness, though. Today I broke our beloved orange cat salt shaker. The black cat pepper shaker will be very lonely. It was wonderful to say, “Please pass the orange cat” while dining, and now we can’t say it any longer.
|RIP, Orange Cat Salt Shaker|
|Orange Cat Salt Shaker, in happier times, eyeing a peep chick.|
Tomorrow the college students return to their lairs in Collegetown, and our own town will be warm enough for Younger Daughter to finally attend a full day of school. At last.