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TweetJonathan and I are not ones to plan ahead when it comes to what we do on date nights, but last week, like many Americans, we pre-purchased tickets to the Saturday night showing of The Dark Knight Rises.  He was more excited than I was—gleefully splurging on IMAX seats and brainstorming babysitter options—but I was […]



A date to the movies

by Lesley on September 23, 2010 · 4 comments

in babies,lessons learned,movies

Tweet It took myself on a well-earned date to the movies one Thursday night this summer when Jonathan had a 9:30pm softball game. It was a rare opportunity to plan my own night, at my own pace. It was going so well. And then, it was going NOT so well. I confess: I broke the […]



Tweet It’s become a tradition to recap my year’s bests. As usual, this list is not necessarily books or music that debuted in 2009, bur rather things I enjoyed in 2009 for the first time. Each year I add or delete certain sections. This year I deleted the “Best Moments” category only because I’ve already […]



From the mountains to the sea

by Lesley on April 8, 2009 · 2 comments

in friends,movies

Tweet Last weekend I visited Lori in the Santa Cruz mountains. She’s been there for almost two years, and will leave in May after she graduates from San Jose State with her masters in Occupational Therapy. It’s a shame I waited to so long to visit her, although she might consider it lucky since I […]



TweetIn keeping with my yearly tradition, here is (in my opinion) the BEST of 2008. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, See you in 2009!! Best of 2008 ReadsThe Last Chinese Chef- Nicole MonesSnow Flower and the Secret Fan- Lisa SeeClear Blogging: How People Blogging are Changing the World and How You Can Join Them- Bob […]

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