Ready to Move

After weeks of stressing out (unnecesarily, it turns out), we now have a place to live AND a great daycare lined up in the East Bay.  Moving day is coming up fast, so I’ve been busy getting ready for that instead of doing anything interesting in the kitchen.  Lately it’s been tacos and soba salads and (when I’m really lazy) bread and cheese.

This weekend, we went out to sign our lease and get a better feel for our new town.  We went to the farmers market (it’s within walking distance from our new house!) and bought five pounds of cherries.  We marveled at the sun.  We took Ellie to a great park.

We all hung out on a blanket in the shade for about an hour.  I don’t think Ellie’s ever spent that much time outside before (except when bundled up in the running stroller).  She loved it almost as much as we did.

We made one quick stop to purchase new flip flops for me and Ellie’s first pair of sunglasses.

After a few hours exploring, we drove back across the bay.

This week I’m trying to pack up our lives while teaching three different classes in summer school, and my family is here to take care of Ellie because daycare is closed for the week.  I don’t know what I’d do without them.  Especially my dad, who is currently in the kitchen preparing a Thai feast.  My parents took a cooking class when they were in Chaing Mai a few months ago, and Penang curry is now his specialty.

My sister and I are about to make the brownies from the Joy the Baker cookbook.  Pretty nice little Tuesday night!

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