Daily Archives: August 23, 2017

First day of 7th grade and a ukulele shows up


Hannah started 7th grade – English, Science, Pre-Algebra through K12 (CODA.) On our own – dance, ukulele, History (Joy Hakim), co-ops, art, volunteerism, etc.

She was worried about the new platform, so I showed her how to navigate the courses, discussions and such. The girls went to Chipotle for lunch with their BOGO library coupons and I ran some errands. Library, post office, $1 store for spa day stuff. When I got home Hannah tuned the ukulele from the library and got start on a song.

Joel bought her a ukulele and it’s coming, but this one finally came in on the hold shelf. I found 3 free classes for September that will help her out too.

The girls had dumplings for dinner while James and I went to the library to hear Gypsy jazz from La Pompe Jazz band. They were good!

You can hear them – here. 

We found a quaint, small, French bistro a few minutes away; without searching for area restaurants we’d have never found it! Bistro Barbes was so cute, very tiny, open garden window, amazing food, good drinks and delicious dessert.

I had the heirloom tomato salad (pictured), gnocchi with rabbit and we split the duck confit with kale and green chile cornbread.

It’s too bad I didn’t get a pic of the other food, presentation was gorgeous. The duck was tender and the skin crispy, just like it should be. Dessert was espresso cheesecake with dark chocolate ice cream, hazelnuts and cinnamon, so good. Definitely make a reservation, they seem to be a neighborhood favorite.