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Entries from August 2003

Slurpee run, anyone?

August 29th, 2003 · Comments Off

Distressing news in the past couple weeks, how children ( “American children even less active than thought” ) – and adults ( “Report finds suburban sprawl mirrored in residents’ waistlines” ) are becoming out of shape and overweight. What bothered me the most in the article about children was: “Parents said the main obstacles to [...]

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The doctor is out

August 28th, 2003 · 2 Comments

Yes, the doctor is out. Out of the country, that is. Our pediatrician (“Dr. O.”) is on sabbatical, gone with her family to Europe where her husband is working for a while. So at our appointment today we met our new pediatrician (“Dr. N.”), who is substituting for our doctor until her return sometime around [...]

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Cement and Bao

August 25th, 2003 · Comments Off

Not sure what it is with me this summer, but I am having a hard time making things from mixes. Must be me. For example, I like to make bao Chinese steamed buns to take with us to the Wednesday night picnics. I used to make bao from scratch, using flour, yeast and lots of [...]

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Coffee and child care?

August 24th, 2003 · Comments Off

Today’s Seattle Times has an article describing the ten cent per cup espresso tax , that will be on the September 16 primary ballot in Seattle. The money raised – millions of dollars, the article claims – would go to subsidize city preschool and child care programs. While we are not coffee drinkers as a [...]

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Thirteen things I learned at the county fair

August 24th, 2003 · Comments Off

Grandma, the girls and I went to the Kitsap County Fair on Thursday. Here are 13 things I learned….. 1. Abigail likes horses. I think I already knew this one, but it was like watching her fall in love. First, she and her sister took their first pony ride, holding onto the saddle horn, pony [...]

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