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April 10, 2008

chocolaty, smart, and springy
posted by soe 5:12 pm

I’m hanging in Connecticut with Gramma this weekend, and I’m not sure yet how that’s going to affect my posting. I am hoping that it will positively affect my sleep schedule and will help me get to bed in the early wee hours instead of the late ones. I’m also hoping to get some knitting and reading and crosswording in. I can’t see Gramma arguing with any of that.

But in the meantime, I’m posting three beautiful things from the past week:

1. I decide to bake for Sweetpea‘s birthday and Rudi chooses a new chocolaty recipe for me to try. The scent of cocoa winds itself around the apartment, curling into corners that made it smell delicious even into the next morning when we awake.

2. Our team places first in Pub Trivia, which is sort of like Trivial Pursuit but without the board.

3. Gramma and I take a ride on a lovely spring afternoon. Although I freak her out by taking us down a surprisingly long unimproved road (read dirt and/or gravel), we enjoy hearing the peepers every time we pass water.

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 3 Comments.

It’s not very warm or spring-like here, but I hope you have a great weekend just the same with your Gramma.

Comment by Debby 04.10.08 @ 8:15 pm

Yummmm, chocolate!!

Have fun at Gramma’s! 🙂

The peepers here are INSANE! I think there are 3x as many as last year – they’re so loud!

Comment by Jenn 04.10.08 @ 8:15 pm

We are a new car household this week. I traded in my Subaru Legacy for the Toyota Solara convertible I mentioned earlier. Got it Wednesday night. Put the top down on the dealer floor and haven’t put it back up yet. Every time I drive it, I get a little reminder of our trip from San Francisco.

David traded in both his 99 Cadillac Seville and his 96 Buick Roadmaster station wagon for a new Cadillac CTS. I’m not sure if he’s having true buyers remorse or if today was just an exceptionally tiresome day. It came with expensive tires that aren’t rated all that highly by people who have had them – most rate them low on road noise and comfort and wouldn’t buy them again. He would rather have less expensive tires that get higher scores in those categories (like the ones that came on my Solara) but it’s not like the people selling tires would give you anything for the virtually new ones to be replaced. I’m hoping that after he gets a good night’s rest, he’ll go back to being excited about having it, as it really is rather nice.

Today I finished my taxes, after finally figuring out how to properly enter stock options into Turbo Tax. I’m going to print them out, review them, and probably e-file on Saturday.

Comment by Grey Kitten 04.11.08 @ 1:52 am