Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog. It’s a Glendale tradition and people come from far and wide for the annual Cruise Night. I don’t think we’ve missed a single year. This free night is my favourite community event. Brand Boulevard is blocked off for this event and filled with hundreds of vintage cars parked proudly for […]Read More Discovering Los Angeles: Glendale Cruise Night
The story of the gross-ness of boys always starts with infancy. No mother can forget the blowouts, the projectile vomitting, and the sheer pleasure they seem to derive in a big juicy burp. It graduates to self feeding, dipping peanut butter bread in water, and eating sand. Soon there are messes everywhere and you can […]Read More What are little boys made of?
Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog. There’s a place not far from downtown that can transport you to an ethereal sense that time no longer matters. That place is Descanso Gardens. Located just at the top of the 2 in La Cañada, Descanso Gardens is a place of refuge for human, plant, and animal alike. How […]Read More Discovering Los Angeles: Descanso Gardens
Do I like Slurpees more than ice cream? Of course not, but today no one offered me free ice cream.Read More July 11th
An hour after we put the boys to bed Red came in and told me that he thought he heard police outside our apartment. I reassured him that maybe our neighbours needed some help but that we are fine so he should go to bed. After shooing him away I sent Paul to take out […]Read More Monkies
The playing children dilemma is like unto the sleeping baby dilemma. Disturb to feed or wait? I keep waiting for them to tell me they’re hungry, I bang around in the kitchen, etc. but they continue to play so contentedly that I dare not ruin the moment. I am hungry!!Read More Lunchtime
We all lie to our children. Here’s my latest: these little black boxes contain special food for the ants so they don’t have to march through our home looking for crumbs. Don’t judge. I’m not proud. They are fire ants and they are biting me.Read More Half Truths