I read the last Carrie Vaughn Kitty the Werewolf book, _Kitty Saves the World_ (and no, they did not put a spoiler on that title, so I won't either); review to follow at some point.
We've been going swimming (almost?) every day this trip, which is nice. A. is a little bummed her cousins always are playing in the deep end, because she prefers the shallow end. She's also bummed that they ride their bikes a lot faster than she does. This is the downside of an age difference.
I bought a small frying pan for A.'s pancakes a couple days ago, which is a lightweight pan with ceramic lining, so nonstick without PFOA. If you haven't tried this technology and don't have a compelling reason to think it is evil (if you _do_ have a compelling reason to think it is evil, please tell me, because I can't think of one!), you might want to try it out. It works really well, unless, of course, you _want_ something to stick to get a browning effect in which case, go get a different pan.