Grumble grumble

This morning I woke up to not one but TWO emails politely asking whether I (and Carlos) had somehow vanished from the face of the earth, from people that I don’t know well, but am glad to have in our … Continued

Celebration!

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It’s that time of the year, again! That man who lights up my life and yours is turning 29 again! Last year we celebrated with big news and a secret. This year we’re celebrating on the precipice of changes, full … Continued

A Village

You know what’s awesome? You. We all know the saying, “it takes a village to raise a child,” but you know what? It also takes a village to be an adult. Humans are social animals, we need people. Sure, some … Continued

No place like home

(This post was intended for Friday afternoon, but life got in the way a little bit.) Right now, my mom is reading “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” to RJ. My dad and I are having a laptop-hangout … Continued

Father’s Day

How do you celebrate Father’s Day with the man counting down the weeks of not being a dad yet? Certainly the things we did to celebrate my own father (countless envelopes of guitar strings and CDs that he never listened … Continued

Springing Back

Greetings, grumpy friends! We’ve had a super busy couple of months over here at Casa Grumpy Pie, as I’m sure you’ve gathered from my total, ridiculous silence. It’s been awesome, wonderful, good busy, though. Just… busy. But now it’s springtime, … Continued

Snow Day!

Here in Seattle, we’re about to have the worst snow storm since 1996. Or 1969. Or not at all. We did get somewhere in the 4-6 inches range over the weekend, and, as usual, it has messed us up. Luckily, … Continued

Comfort food – Beans & Greens

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Mr. Pie and I had a lovely nine day adventure to Hawaii to begin our year. We were lucky to stay in two places that had full kitchens, so we did a lot of our own cooking. This is one … Continued

The Lid is Back!

Remember that time last year (last year?!) when my slow-cooker lid mysteriously exploded? And I called Sunbeam and they were the nicest people in the world and promised to send me a new one, no questions asked? Guess what I … Continued