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Month in review

Reviews:
The Altman Code by Gayle Lynds
The Art World Dream by Eric Rudd
The Autobiography of Malcolm X retold by Alex Haley
Bare by Elisabeth Eaves
Being Committed by Anna Maxted
Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly
A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd
Galactic Pot-Healer by Philip K Dick
Giorgio by Anita Benarde
GIS: Socioeconimic Applications by David Martin
Good Bones and Simple Murders by Margaret Atwood
Headache Relief for Women by Alan M. Rapoport and Fred D. Sheftell
Housekeeping by Marilynn Robinson
In the Beginning... Was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson
The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
The Mother's Recompense by Edith Wharton
Mario and the Magician by Thomas Mann
Mrs. P's Journey by Sarah Hartley
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Puckoon by Spike Milligan
Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
Sacred Flowers by Roni Jay
Sacred Symbols: Ancient Egypt by Thames & Hudson
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
Spooky California by S. E. Schlosser
Trapped in Death Cave by Bill Wallace
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
Ward No. Six by Anton Chekov

Miscellaneous
Baby Teeth and Eating
Dinner with Sean
Eight Facts About Me
Eight Months Old
Happy Monkey's Day
Harriet at 8 1/2 Months
Heat Wave
Ian's Teeth
Maxine Runs Cold
Maxine Runs Hot
New Jeans
New Postal Rates
No Swimming and Other Stuff
Swimming
Swimming Again
Toast
The Wooden Spoon

Vacation
Traffic
South Pasadena

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish



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Comments for Dinner with Sean

PeasDinner with Sean: 05/02/07

If Sean had his way, dinner would always be from a short list of favorites: waffles, pancakes, hot dogs, artichokes, crepes, mac' and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Sometimes we'll make something off that list for dinner to include Sean in the dinner decision making process but we can't always do it. Nor do we always want to do it.

We're trying to get Sean to eat a greater variety of things and to prevent Harriet from becoming this stubborn about food. He's pretty good about chicken and fish but forget about beef. Tonight though we had beef and sure enough it was a struggle to get him to eat. We also had baked potatoes (something he also never wants to eat), asparagus and pineapple. The whole dinner was me trying to coax him to eat.

Part of the problem too is that he gets overwhelmed by the portions he's served and there I don't blame him. Tomorrow we're going to try giving him an empty plate and I'll serve him portions of what Ian serves me rather than having Ian serve us both. I'm hoping that a few successes at eating one or two bites of something will encourage him to then ask for more of the things he does like from any given meal. We'll see...

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