The Life of Erin

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Testing, testing. August 31, 2009

Filed under: Family — erinp @ 10:43 pm

I’m not sure who checks in on this blog anymore, but I really feel like a brief update is in order for tonight. Maybe it’s because I taught my first class tonight and I talked to 20 18-year-olds about Social Media for about an hour and a half!

So, here we go:

As I just said, I am teaching Analytical Reading and Writing, which is a required course for all students at Temple. They must pass the class to graduate. So someone, presumably me, needs to teach them how to read and write well enough to do so. No pressure. They are a good-natured group and so far fairly well-behaved. I tried to be both strict and approachable today. I hope I can toe that line for 15 weeks.

Matt and I are preparing for a huge home improvement: getting most of our floors refinished. We probably would not have gone through with it right now if we had known how much work it would be to prepare, but we’re in the throws now. No turning back.


Our garden(s) are feeling a bit more neglected these days, but they are hanging in there and still giving us some veggies and herbs. We’ve been eating (and I’ve been freezing) a lot of tomatoes. I get really excited when we have freezer-food stocked up for when we don’t feel like cooking.


We’ve been having some fun, too. Matt went to the North American Taiko Conference in Los Angeles a few weeks ago and I joined him for a long weekend. L.A. was fascinating and we’re not sure we’d choose to go back any time soon, but it was a good time and a well-needed break.


(We have since found Phileoyogurt on South Street, which is exactly the same as Yogurtland in L.A. We were having serious FroYo withdrawals for a while.)

Let’s see, also since my last post (Mel’s shower) we celebrated three birthdays: Matt turned 30 (!!) and my parents turned, well, they had birthdays, too. They are all still young at heart. Andrew and Chad hosted a fun party.





I think that just about covers everything for now! I can’t wait to post pictures of the new floors!

Oh, and our college neighbors have been behaving themselves very well. No wild parties, but the semesters have just begun so we’ll see!


No Rain, No Ghosts. August 22, 2009

Filed under: photography — erinp @ 2:51 pm

On Tuesday night the sky looked like a scene from Ghostbusters:






Mel’s Shower August 16, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — erinp @ 4:18 pm

Melanie (my sister-in-law) is due in just under 6 weeks! Yesterday was her Philly Baby shower. Good times and good gifts!











Zucchini Bread August 3, 2009

Filed under: food — erinp @ 9:17 pm

So I made 5 loaves of zucchini bread on Sunday. This is what happens when your husband leaves town and you are stuck with too much zucchini from your CSA! Can you guess why they are all different? I won’t tell. They are all in the freezer, waiting to be taste tasted at the next family event.