» Quick Takes

1. Meatless March is in full effect, and I’ve only cheated once (Kailua pork omelette at brunch (our favorite brunch spot, where we go every Saturday) last Saturday. Come on, meat eaters, can you blame me?). I plan to post all of the recipes I made and talk about what we ate when it’s over.

2. My 32nd birthday is… soonish, and I’ve asked for a set of Bloomsbury Harry Potters and a slanket. Aim high, folks.

3. Work is, well, work. I’m struggling while simultaneously doing well. I’m being given a lot more responsibility and being taught new things on a daily basis, but there is one expectation of my job where I’m failing miserably, and it’s really frustrating. I wondered on Twitter the other day: “At what point does failing at one expectation become failing in general?” Hopefully not soon. I’m trying really hard. So I hope those deciding whether or not I should continue to rise or get canned recognize that.

4. Eriana is in full threenager mode. She cries at the drop of a pin, gets mad and asks us to stop talking, tells us she’s angry, and has Opinions about everything.

Little bit of pirate, little bit of evil eye.

5. As difficult as three has been so far, it’s also really cute. She asks “What o’clock is it” when she wants to know the time, told me the other day “I’m sure not” when I asked her a question (I’m not sure), and went shopping with me the other day, helping me out to pick out clothes, and picking out for herself some shiny pink shoes and a shiny pink soccer ball. We taught her that she’s now “three and a quarter”, and she was super excited to tell her teacher that at school.

Soccer-playing princess. In dinosaur shoes.

6. I’ve been turned on to some new-to-me podcasts lately and thought I’d share a few. Thanks to Sarah I’ve been listening to “Stuff Mom Never Told You” and “Stuff You Missed in History Class”, and I’ve been really enjoying back episodes of “Freaknomics.” I’ve also been listening to “Girl on Guy” and “You Made it Weird”, plus my old standbys.

7. We’re moving in 16 days (who’s counting?), and I have done… very little. We booked our movers! And bought boxes. I future-date transferred our electricity and renter’s insurance. That’s about it. My list of what needs to be done keeps growing, but I’m too tired to do any of it.

What have you been up to?


  1. K
    March 27, 2014 09:34

    #2 made me laugh out loud.

  2. erinjaffe
    March 27, 2014 10:43

    Ha, mad face picture! Gah, she’s cute.

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