Happy Thanksgiving!

At Thanksgiving we conducted an experiment.  Apparently Great Grandma B used to present the turkey on a platter with flaming sugar cubes.  She’d put cubes on slices of orange, then soak the cubes with lemon extract and light it On Fire! J, who is a 6-year-old Martha Stewart, envisioned a turkey surrounded by vegetables. She’d … [Read more…]

I’m Still Here!

I know: I’ve been AWOL.  Sorry about that. We were nutty all afternoon and evening, and I had a couple of other little projects.  Plus I left my camera at my sister-in-law’s house, so after I’d finally found a USB connector-thingy-ma-bob, I had no camera to connect it. Oy. So much for sharing pictures of … [Read more…]

Sunday Addition

In my rush to get out and packing, I missed telling you that at the Albany Institute of History & Art, they’re celebrating a Mummy Birthday Festival from 1-4 pm on Sunday, Nov. 21st.  There will be storytelling, treats, and a craft in which kids can bring a toy to mummify. We traveled with no … [Read more…]

Packing for the Trip

We’re leaving “oh-dark-early” in the morning to go to Kansas City, so the day was spent doing laundry, cleaning out the fridge, and–oh yes–dropping hundreds upon hundreds of dollars fixing that problem with my car from way back in the summer as well as the brakes.  Yeah, you probably thought I’d gotten that fixed already, … [Read more…]

From the Email In-Box. . .

Okay, I’m catching up a bit, and the holiday panic is subsiding.  I’ve also been rummaging through my email, and I thought that I’d share some miscellaneous news items. Emack & Bolio’s in Albany wants to make sure that you all know that they do birthday parties. Candyland Activity & Enrichment Center in Schenectady is … [Read more…]

Thankful for Bedtime

Look at this amazingly crafty display someone put up in my kids’ school.  Seriously adorable, right?  I have a thing for felt, I tell ya. Oh!  And pilgrims, too! We had a conference with J’s kindergarten teacher today.  Also met with a mortgage guy about refinancing.  Plus two separate non-illness-related vomiting  episodes.  Went shopping for … [Read more…]