End of Soccer Season

I missed the best parts of M’s last soccer game of the school season. It was a busy day all day, really. Cute W stayed home from work so that we could have a date for my “birthday eve.” A month or so ago we bought a pair of season tickets for the Broadway series … [Read more…]

Busy Week

It was a busy week: two soccer games, Meet the Board Candidates Meeting, two Back-to-School Nights, WGGS meeting and WGGS fundraiser, two ESL tutoring sessions, a blood donation appointment, M to pasta party (so food to bring), J birthday party (so gift to buy), high school homecoming (with emergency dress-shopping at mall), and hosting J’s … [Read more…]

Even MORE Try-Outs

In my last volleyball update I mentioned that J wants to do club volleyball. We asked around and decided to try Northeast Thunder Volleyball Club. Every volleyball parent we asked said it has a good reputation, the parents we knew who’d been involved with the club all recommended it, and practices are often pretty close, … [Read more…]

Busy Days

After my last post in which I was fretting about the world in general, someone suggested wine and someone else suggested pizza. As it happened, I complied with both rather quickly, so of course I had to document it: As it happened, this followed more the letter of the recommendations rather than the spirit of … [Read more…]

Choosing A Focus

One hazard of this year’s fall sports season is that many of the girls’ games occur simultaneously. Plus, the school districts are coordinated, which accentuates the so-near-and-yet-so-far nature of these games. Yesterday, for example, I schleped all the way to East Greenbush to watch J in her volleyball game at a middle school while M … [Read more…]

M and the Adaptive Programs at the High School

I mentioned a while back that M was doing Unified Basketball at school, but then I realized I hadn’t ever talked about how many different things she’s done that are adaptive/unified since high school started. Back when M was in middle school, I kept trying to get her to do things. Student council? Nope. W.E.B. … [Read more…]

The Volleyball Update

Last I reported, J had abruptly dropped gymnastics with high hopes for getting on her school volleyball team. She ended up being the only 7th grader who participated in the varsity/JV try-outs (another 7th grader showed up but didn’t play because of an injury), so when the coaches told various older girls whether they’d made … [Read more…]

Eating Around Schenectady

Cute W arrived home from his work conference on Friday morning, which meant we had time to ourselves before the girls got back from school. We decided to go out on a lunch date and try someplace new to us, Slidin’ Dirty. I haven’t ever eaten at the Troy location or the food truck, either, … [Read more…]

M is Rockin’ It

All of a sudden, M seems really very old. Also, approximately one quarter of the way through it, 15 doesn’t seem too bad at all. For example, M’s been randomly doing housework without me having to ask. On multiple occasions I’ve walked into a room to find her unloading the dishwasher or folding laundry. The … [Read more…]