Snow Day and Cocoa

Wow, this is a ton of snow. For those of you who aren’t locals, it’s been snowing hard literally all day. At 6:30 am there was already more than we’ve gotten in most of or snowstorms this year, and it hasn’t stopped since. We’re hovering right near the freezing point, so it’s heavy, wet snow … [Read more…]

Personal Improvements

M got glasses. And contacts. She recently reported that she was having trouble seeing, and she started spending quite a bit of time picking out random objects at a distance and reporting to us exactly what she could and couldn’t see. (“See the poster on that wall there? I can’t even see it! Okay, well, … [Read more…]

Back to the Savannah Book Festival

We spent the first half of our February break in beautiful Savannah. Actually, we left town early, right after M was done with Thursday track practice, because we were driving and it is a long drive (about 15 hours). We were superstars who were on the road until just after 1 am, so on Friday … [Read more…]

Speaking of Impatience. . .

So I went to the dealer to get a car check-up for my Rogue today. We may or may not have a significant amount of driving in our future. Generally I don’t mind service too much. There is free wi-fi, and if your appointment is early enough you can nab your very own table. I … [Read more…]

Patience and Possible Pestilence

Today I made a really unbelievably passive-aggressive move. I had pulled out of my driveway to head to a grocery store and was immediately joined by a truck that came up on me fast and lodged itself into my buttocks. Metaphorically speaking. My house is a block and a half from the end of our … [Read more…]

Adventures in Electronics

I spend a lot of time not getting as much done as I’d hoped to get done. Sometimes the schedule gets thrown off-kilter by big piles of snow, for example. Or a sick kid. Or whatever. The latest was the other day when I was typing and suddenly my M key was stuck. What the … [Read more…]

Okay. One more errand.

I said that I was going to try to avoid running more errands the next day, and I mostly did. Except that I had an Emergency Errand. The kind of errand that makes me act like Starsky and Hutch, where I jump into the car and slap a light on the roof and start the … [Read more…]


I went on a quick trip to Target today and I used self check out for the one item I was buying. So, first, yes: I will accept your congratulations on being a woman who can walk into Target and purchase only the single item that she walked in to buy in the first place. … [Read more…]

First Volleyball Tournament

J had her first volleyball tournament on Sunday. She had fun. The team didn’t do particularly well in the tournament, but since it was the first time that they’d ever played together in any games, that was to be expected, I suppose. But the girls had some down time between games to hang around and … [Read more…]