Saturday, December 6, 2008

2 things

when the kids were little we had this routine at supper time. each of us would tell a good thing and a bad thing that had happened that day. one evening, in her sweet, squeaky, little 4-year-old voice, josephine just said, "grammawgrampaw." the rest of us laughed and laughed. did she not understand the concept? or had nothing bad occurred? whatever the case, from then on our little ritual was no longer "good thing/bad thing," but simply, "2 things."

having read this blog post from josephine yesterday morning, let me just say, "josephinesean."

as a parent it is very gratifying to know they have such a close relationship. have each others back, so to speak. may you all be so lucky.  may you always be such good friends with your siblings...

ok. enough sap for today. check out this article about a recent breakthrough in alzheimer's research involving β-breakers. that's "beta-breakers" - not to be confused with the annual "bay-to-breakers" 12-k run in san francisco.

Few things to keep in mind when doing this historical and very San Francisco race:

-You can drink and party on the route during the race. Be prepared to see bars and kegs on wheels.
-There will be many runners and walkers in costumes. Elvis will be seen numerous times through out the day.
-Bring tortillas for the start of the race. You don’t want to be unprepared for the traditional “Tortilla Fight” starting line.
-This is the only day you can be nude in public and not get arrested...(nude costume)

you can read more about the silly race here.

(pictured above: vegan cornbread and avocado salsa.)


Lily said...

My son and daughter were great friends when very little, then came the wilderness years when I despaired of their ever being close as they clashed so much. I loved both equally but found it easier to relate to my son who was more like me in temperament and always up for a cuddle; I found my daughter harder to reach as she was not keen on being hugged at all, very independent and quick to take umbrage. It must have looked to her as though I favoured her brother and it seemed as though I was always the referee. Things only started to get better when he went to Uni and she had my full attention, then we really started to bond and now we have a lovely close and easy relationship. And at last son and daughter get along without me, they regularly keep in touch, share friends and spend quality time together, like Glastonbury this year. I'm so relieved, being an only child I dearly wanted my two to have each other to rely on all their lives.

Stitchwhiz said...

Hi Rick,
Just checking in to say hi, found your blog and have been lurking especially about Alzheimer's. Cheers to you and your family.
Mary Kirwin