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sarahwoo says:

Here we go! My Daily Photo Diary 2007 Set

Quick Links (I'm only doing this because I know it makes Samrag happy:)

January 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31

February 4, 5, 8, 13, 14, 15
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eelend says:

Pie is a good thing. You could do a lemonade, but maybe it's too cold for it.
What about a pie and a tea with lemon?
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dda1605 says:

Great Pic on the 20th.
I love the use of "mil" and "fil" although I am not sure if it has a positive or negative meaning for you.........

(Didier 2007 )
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sunshinecity says:

wow i missed so much... it's hard to keep up!
I live the selfportrait, cause it's so natural... and the shot of you playing in the train looks fun!

~ sunshinecity,
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sarahwoo says:

@eeland: I am definitely thinking pie of some sort. Tea with lemon is also a great idea, she really likes that.

@didier: I love my MIL and FIL, it is simply to save time from writing mother-in-law and father-in-law each time.

@sunshinecity: thanks :) I am way behind on everyone's diaries too...
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barb howe says:

I agree! I love the picture on the 20th and the one on the 21st is just funny! I've recently discovered I love lemony deserts like lemon merengue (sp?) pie... I wonder if that's hard to make (probably the mergengue part is)

--barb (and here's my daily photo diary)
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humorous cats [deleted] says:

great pic on the 20th...initially thought it was a bowling alley but of course not. it's playfu, spontaneous and offers a different view of things.


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sarahwoo says:

23 January 2007

Pause

I really like this photo. I didn't play around with anything once it was on the computer. It just came out with this funny lighting. But...it captures another special moment for me. Breastfeeding is something I feel very passionate about. I don't want to get up on my soap box but I feel very strongly that if you can do it (and by this I mean mentally because just about everyone can do it physically) it is the best thing you can do for your baby. In some ways it is a huge personal sacrifice but you have to put it all into perspective. I was lucky to be able to exclusively breastfeed Felix for the first six months and I didn't have to go back to work. Even if I had had to go back, I would have pumped my milk and started the system we have now. Basically, he breastfeeds when I am around. He goes to the babysitter during the day and sometimes I even go out at night but when I am available he can do it as much as he wants. It is working out just great. That said, I do believe that everyone has to make the choice that is best for themselves and their situation.

Enough of that...

If you are curious about what happened with lemons, check out these two photos. My MIL was very excited, she loves lemon desserts.

I am trying to stay away from all of you. My online classes have started. I have a ton of reading and work to do...but I allow myself little breaks here and there. Hopefully I will be by to visit YOU soon... :)
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Loca.... says:

Have to catch up on you since the 16th, only have a bit now, so i quickly looked at the photos, read a bit and came to the last post.

My little girl Carlota was breasfeeded until she was two years. She loved it and so did I, could agree more with you, is the best thing for our babys. After that she just didn't want it anymore. Like your baby too she was only breastfeeded until she was six month old. And I took some time of work and just went back after she was nine months old. Still think it was the best thing I did.

The lemons look great on those photos...~
:))

Loca
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sarahwoo says:

@Loca: Thanks for taking the time to stop by... :)

I did the same thing, I went back to work when Felix was 9 months. When I first started breastfeeding my goal was to do it for at least the first year. I honestly didn't think it would go on that long but now my plan is to go until he is two or whenever he wants to stop. I hope it works out similar to your situation, that he will just grow out of it rather than have stopping being something that is forced upon him. For now, I am just going to enjoy it because sooner than I realize he will be off to school. (Although, I have heard plenty of jokes about a breastfeeding 18 year old coming home from school for his "afternoon snack"......
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dda1605 says:

aaaaaah - You killed me !
Not with the breastfeeding (which is great but not for me anymore), but with the wonderful lemon tart which is my favourite cake.

(Didier 2007 )
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BellaGaia says:

I have a great recipe for a lemon-sponge type concoction -- a cake forms on top and pudding on the bottom --- YUMMY -- missed u!
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sarahwoo says:

24 January 2007

Today's snack

Today's snack. Delicious fair-trade chocolate for me. A cloud of milk. Moccachino. I usually have this on Wednesdays to prepare myself for the class I have to teach in the evening.

For Felix (and me) a banana. I have to be careful what I eat around him now. I used to be able to pull out the package of chocolate right in front of his face but now he wants to try everything. On one hand this is great, I like to encourage him to do so but I don't share this chocolate. I am a selfish chocolate eater.

(And besides it has coffee in it. And I'm not too keen on him eating much chocolate anyway. And bananas are good! yeah!)
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incredible cave [deleted] says:

Looks really good :)
I am a selfish chocolate eater too and maybe a chocolate maniac.
I don't have chocolate at home, i can't stop to eat when i got it.
Missty
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sarahwoo says:

@Missty: Umm...yeah...that box is practically empty. I am exactly the same way. A maniac.
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AliThinks says:

Oh, yum! What a great snack!

Alison
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satrina* says:

Yes, bananas are good for him! that chocolate really looks yummy -and I'm not much of a chocolate eater

Satrina: av meg
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Samrag says:

SamRag came by to you!

Your photo on the 23rd. You REALLY should have a chat with Heiða about the breastfeeding topic. She will not only agree with you, but most likely agree to take up arms to implement it as well =)

Everyone is posting candy now... most likely enough time has passed from Christmas, and people beginning to get some craving for sweets again ;)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
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barb howe says:

ooh chocolate and bananas are a great combination! I haven't had that in a long while...

and I agree about breastfeeding. I hope I get a chance to do that some day!

--barb (and here's my daily photo diary)
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msspider66 says:

I just got some chocolate covered blueberries! yummy. When I think about it there are very few things that don't taste betterwith chocolate.


[Ms Spider66]
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Tom Hall (tommune) says:

Nicely placed still life! And I love seeing packaging from other places. Yum!

Me, I'll probably be bageling it this morning....

Tom Tommune's 2007 in Austin
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sarahwoo says:

26 January 2007

Books!

Books! Felix loves books. He enjoys listening to them at night before he goes to bed but the rest of the time he likes carrying them around. He often sits down and opens up to a random page and appears to be reading but then quickly closes the book, picks it up, and moves on. Yay for reading!
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sarahwoo says:

27 January 2007

Strum, strum

Tibo doesn't even play the guitar (well, that is not fair, he CAN play it but it is not his instrument) but we have had this one in the living room since Bruno came to visit. Felix is obsessed with the g-ar. Maybe he is Hendrix reincarnated?...
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PutYourFlareOn says:

I remember holding Felix as a baby and remarking that he had amazingly long fingers. Perhaps a g-ar player in the making? :)

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Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
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dda1605 says:

Great pictures on the last two days of a great family.

(Didier 2007 )
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smithbob says:

great moment your kid and the guitare ... I hope my daughter will be more "artist" than me ... nicolas the "frustated artist" ...
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ebilflindas says:

Again, it's so excellent that Felix has such a rich environment in which to thrive!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
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sarahwoo says:

30 January 2007

Chris Potter @ New Morning

We went to see Chris Potter at New Morning last night. If you want to discover some of the best modern, funky, rocky, groovy, great jazz - check out Chris Potter. But especially keep an eye on Craig Taborn, playing the Fender Rhodes in this shot. So good. So freakin' good.
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sarahwoo says:

31 January 2007

What I woke up to this morning...

We thought we might have had to take the late bus home last night but we managed to catch the very last train going in our direction. We did get in late though. One in the morning...which is late for us. Felix gets up between 6:30 and 7.

This morning though we were woken up by the sound of a huge crane literally parked in front of our house. The house across the street is being completely renovated and huge slabs of cement were being dropped off today. We had a great view of the action which made the little guy happy.
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sunshinecity says:

I find it curious that many women in -American choose not to breastfeed or can't bring themselves to do it.
It's such a given here in Italy... it's the normal thing to do, no one would ever dream of giving that up by choice. Sure, there are times or situations where it's physically impossible, for what ever impediment.
I think it's a special bonding experience which truly carries the significance of what motherhood is all about. _Of course, I have never had a child, so I can only say what I'm assuming is the case, but I lived my cousin's first childbirth very closely. I was with her a lot and we talked a lot about her feelings and her impressions on all that childbirth meant to her.
I'm sure it's individual and some mothers feel different to others. I respect every mother's choice... I just wonder why there's such a difference from one country to the next. Could it be a cultural thing?

~ sunshinecity,
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sarahwoo says:

@sunshinecity: I recently did a lot of work on this very subject for a huge research paper. One of the things I was curious about was how culture influenced a women's choice to breastfeed...and I found that it really does. Obviously in cultures that support breastfeeding (either politically or socially) more women breastfeed but interestingly enough one of the places with the lowest breastfeeding rates are countries in Africa with high malnutrition rates. If these women would exclusively breastfeed their children instead of using formula, more babies would live. Unfortunately, hospitals and the government have not intervened and the power of formula companies is too strong. Many women in these countries think that formula is BETTER for their babies even though they are using BAD water to make their bottles.

Ultimately, it all comes down to education. Sweden has some of the highest rates of breastfeeding but many hospitals have adopted a policy where they don't offer mothers formula or pacifiers while they are in hospital. Also, they have a great support system that follows the parents after they leave the hospital. In the U.S. many women leave the hospital before their milk have even come in so they are at home alone struggling to figure everything out. A lot of time the breastfeeding is blamed for exhaustion when in fact everyone who has a new baby is exhausted...but without education and support there is no way to know.

(Enough of my rant...although I will talk about breastfeeding any day...)

Back to work ;)
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Samrag says:

Great photos of Felix. And the one of Chris Potter.

Heiða can talk about this for hours, she is so angry how many women don't breastfeed by choice. But I am not going to rant about it - talk to her ;)

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
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AliThinks says:

God, I thought the problem of breastfeeding in Africa had waned...my parents boycotted Nestle in the 70s...and I must say that I had little support in France when I had my first child in1995...fortunately by the time I had my second child there was a LLL spinoff where I lived. After I gave birth to T. in 1998, one of the puericultrices told me "You're our best breastfeeding success story!"

It was only because I sought training about breastfeeding, and because it was available to me. I breastfed my son until he was 13 months old. It might have lasted longer than that, but he bit me, I shouted, and he cried. That was that.

PS: I worked three jobs after my son was born. I found a halte-garderie that would accomodate him at 6 weeks of age. When I was pregnant with him, I held three jobs as well, none of which was enough to give me maternity leave...unless I worked a certain number of hours. I think 200 was the cutoff. My contractions convinced my OB-GYN that I should be off work. It worked out : c'etait les 15 jours pathologiques. That was cool, I was glad to be off work, but I hadn't fulfilled the hourly quota.

Result? Unpaid maternity leave, and back to work when my son was 6 weeks old. Again, I managed to breast feed him until he was 13 months old.

And I have slipped through every crack in the French safety net (this is just one example) in my 13 years in France. Grosso modo, I've paid taxes, but have not been able to claim a damn thing when I've been in need over there.

Sorry. Rant off. I do love France, and I miss it, believe it or not.

Alison
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sotonrich says:

*looks around* Breastfeeding eh? well um...I.....er?....can't say I know much about that......um....Oxytocin.....er? *runs away*

;D

Breathed Upon
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sarahwoo says:

4 February 2007

Mama!

Another fun day at a park. We have a very busy life these days but we try go do something every Sunday just for the three of us...
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sarahwoo says:

5 February 2007

Steamed

Tibo got me a steamer for my birthday a few years ago. It is a great timesaver. This week we got some organic "chou romanesco" in our vegetable basket. It definitely looks more like some weird cauliflower/broccoli thing than cabbage. And this is exactly what it tastes like. It was pretty tasty with potatoes, and creme fraiche, and cheese.
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karinga says:

Mmmm, I would so eat whatever on offer now! :) Beautiful shot on Feb 4, very sweet expression.

(Inga in Finland All Year Round)
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satrina* says:

That sounds great and way much more healthy than my food these past days

Love the expression in Felix's face

Satrina: av meg
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AliThinks says:

Mmm. I love chou romanesco. Not so easy to find here in the States.

And I love the photo from the 4th. What a cutie! I think someone wants mama to put away the camera! ;-)

Alison
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BellaGaia says:

i love these colors -- nice shot!

BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia)
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sunshinecity says:

heheh the shots from the park are always cute!

Here formula just costs too much, families struggle enough with the costs of childbirth and all that it requires ... no one in their right mind would spend money on formula when "mother nature" provides women with the best food there is for babies!! (Given that they are lactating of course)....

~ sunshinecity,
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Samrag says:

SamRag came by to you!

Loved 4th of February, felt sick in my stomach at 5th of February.

Sam (2007 in Iceland)
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sarahwoo says:

8 February 2007

Fetching Pair #2

Delicious blend of cashmere and merino yarn. Fingerless gloves, a gift for my Aunt Caroline. Super easy and quick pattern. More pattern details here.
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sarahwoo says:

13 February 2007

Little. Orange. Cool.

My dad gave me a fun new toy. It was perfect timing as I was feeling like I wasn't getting much music listening time. This replaces my big heavy first generation IPod.

I love it when my ears are filled with music as I zoom through Paris. You know, your own personal soundtrack.

Sometimes one song just hits you. Today it was Up All Night by Counting Crows.

It will always bring me back to someone special. I listened to it three times in a row, remembering the ups and downs of that odd relationship. I love my husband but I also feel so lucky to have dated some really great guys. This one in particular will always have a tiny section of my heart.

So weird because it was so short lived and we were so wrong. We weren't really anything but lovers. But it was intense and hot.

Fix your hair just right
Put your jeans on tight,
Wear a dress, so I can get it off real easy.
'Cause I've been thinking I'd
like to see your eyes
open up real wide the minute that you see me.
If you don't come through,
I wouldn't wait for you.
I understand that everyone goes disappearing,
into the greatest grey
that covers over everyday,
and hovers in the distance and the distance and the distance...
I've been up all night,
I might sleep all day.
Get your dreams just right
let them slip away,
I might sleep all day.

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sunshinecity says:

what a wonderful shot! all that red, looks great on you... love the angle too!

Cute gloves.... purple is a great colour!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story

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lramiro520 says:

Oohh, that Shuffle looks sweet. Goes well with you!

The Other Side Of The Fence
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satrina* says:

I agree, all the red looks great on you. Most of the times I don't mind a long commute as long as I have music as companion. And I know that feeling when a song hits you, is just great

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PutYourFlareOn says:

The tones of this photo are great! Everything fits in together, your scarf, coat and new iPod shuffle. Warm. Happy. I wish I could be in your music bubble right now listening to what you're listenng to.
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eelend says:

love the perspective
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sarahwoo says:

14 February 2007

Valentine's Muffins

Celebrate something you love today...like chocolate!
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sarahwoo says:

15 February 2007

Getting cozier...and sunnier...

We went to IKEA for Valentine's Day. We are kinda dorky. Or bobo. We didn't really have any particular reason to go but we left with a new couch. A cheap couch but a new couch. It is replacing a 20 year old, ugly, big, uncomfortable futon. We are happy.

The living room is really cozy and bright now.
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Osbornb says:

It does look comfortable and relaxing! Looks like you really know how to manage a small space.
2007 in photos or bust
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bunæn says:

Cozy!
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eelend says:

it's very nice :)
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sotonrich says:

Man I need an IKEA, the nearest is 70 miles away and I don't drive :(

Are you ok haven't had any posts for a while?

Breathed Upon
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