Friday, September 26, 2008

It's Friday and I ain't got no plans pie

Fold in sweetened cream cheese, whipped heavy cream, and strawberries, raspberries, & blueberries. Graham cracker crust. No bake, because there are better things to do today.

Like picking

Signs of Summer's End, originally uploaded by apkoski.

And enjoying early fall's blue skies

Finding new inspiration and soup recipes

Testing out new toys

Planting fall veggies, training for the Run Like Hell, thinking about anniversary plans, getting in the last few summer salads, scrounging for time to sew, having fun at boot camp, thinking of a new hairdo.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


No Internet Tuesday went off without a hitch. Wednesday morning I was up before 6 in a cold sweat and injected myself with a big dose of the world wide web. Phew!

So without web-related distractions I was able to get through a few photos that have been hovering in my 'unprocessed' folder for quite a while.

Like these pictures Paul's mom took at our baby shower in May!
(eeeeek! Does this dress make my pooch look big?)

And these from our Sunday trip to the park:

We are all about getting outside lately, ever since around June, hmmm....
We'll do anything out there too, like lay around naming cloud shapes, hit the flowers, and take walks around the block, to the park, down the alley, in the front yard, the back yard, to the store, to the Library. You get the idea. What I'm trying to say is that we have an outdoor baby. She absolutely loves to be outside. If ever she's fussy, which by the way hardly ever happens, we just take her outside. It's like a 'mute' button. Smiles.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

We had no internet last Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning due to technical difficulties. For nearly 12 hours I couldn't look up how long to can tomato sauce, what GU 63 means, and how much a bumbo seat cost. But since then we're back in touch, so I've been able to check Ike's storm track, download an infant growth chart, and check my Facebook, of course.

I'm no internet junkie, but it felt a little freeing to not be able to run to the computer for every question that comes up. I've been doing it ever since my Bro showed me Alta Vista during one of my trips home from college. At my first job as a Fitness Technician at SSC, my 'advice' to all the middle-aged not yet internet savvy civil servants involved the internet. Looking for a home gym? Check on EBay! What's your BMI? Calculate it at! Tough-to-answer exercise question? Go Ask Alice!

So.... I have decided to remove the internet from my life on one day per week. I'm thinking Tuesdays. Yeah, no-internet Tuesdays! (Yes, no-technology Tuesdays sounds pretty good too, but Biggest Loser is on Tuesdays.) Not ironically, I was unable to find a "giving up the internet contract, but plenty of abstinence contracts that I will attempt to appropriately modify. Until then, you can keep check by looking at my google connection status and checking for me on your Blog stat counter!

OK, enough of that, here's some baby A photo updates:

Playing in the Bumbo

Where'd the hair go?, originally uploaded by apkoski.

Practicing with the bottle:

Monday, September 01, 2008

What We Need:

Dinner Out in under 30 (with sake)
At Yokos.
To JOIN the Human Race next year.
We raced solo. Booooor-ring.

To remember the salt next time (so that the color will spread evenly).

A bigger bath tub (since then)!

A beautiful, rainbow-y relaxing September.