Monday, August 06, 2012

It's a Wrap: July 2012

With July came the end of my maternity leave. It also ushered in commute gymnastics and new work hours.
 
The Daily Commute
 
Many mornings I enjoy an entire BART car to myself. The stillness, broken only by the buzz of the train as it screams through tunnels, can be disorienting. Landmarks hide under a cloak of darkness, with street lights appearing here and there like fireflies. For some stops, one must rely entirely on the train conductor's announcements.
 
Life with Gates
 
Like many families in San Francisco we failed to make it off of a waiting list and into an infant care program (maybe next year). But, right now that waiting list means I get an entire day of the week to spend with Gates. The other four days she's at her grandparents. Besides laundry and sorting through clothes Gates has outgrown and washing bottles, we read together and hang out on the play mats. This month Gates' began rolling onto her belly.
 
1 2 3 Let's Roll!
 
On occasion, we did manage to eat in, sharing my childhood favorite Cheesy Beans and Dogs along with Spaghetti with Meat Sauce and Lemon Dill Caper Salmon.
Home Cooked Comfort Food
 
I managed to perfect my toasted grilled cheese sandwich. Now I just have to take it to the panini press in preparation for our DIY Grilled Cheese Buffet. Not everything though turned out as expected; while picture perfect, the Peach Galette was inedible.
 
How did you spend your July?
 
Ciao Bella!
Eden
 
Credits: All images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.

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