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Monthly Archives: April 2011

My niece likes to talk. A lot. Of course, it’s a little hard to understand what she means at the moment when everything she says sounds a lot like “da da da”, but there are two comparatively distinct words she is already using appropriately. Those are “please” and “thank you”. Continue reading

My, but they grow so fast! My niece is one year old now. I’ve almost stopped showering her with gaudy toys when I figured my brother’s house couldn’t take any more. Also, she’s still the cutest little button the world has ever seen! Seriously, this is not an aunt’s subjective assessment at all! Everybody says so! And yes, I know that everybody always says so, no matter how ugly or egg-shaped the respective baby actually looks. But in this case… well, never mind, I don’t have to prove anything to you! *hmph* Continue reading

Easter is over, I do realize that. But I cannot blog about my making easter eggs myself before the fact, now can I? There you go. Continue reading

This is my sister-in-law’s mother’s recipe, and the former passed it on to me during the time the two of us shared an apartment with my brother. That sentence sounds weird but I’m pretty sure it’s grammatically and factually correct.

Anyway, this is tasty stuff and very easy to whip up. Continue reading


I know I am, as always, a couple of decades behind, having just now finished reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. But – oh! What a book! What a writer! What a poet! Continue reading