Laurie Berkner Giveaway!

Omigosh, omigosh! I am super-excited because I have yet another giveaway, and it’s an excellent prize for somebody: a family 4-pack of tickets to see The Laurie Berkner Band!         They’re playing at Proctors on Saturday, January 7th at 11 am, and tickets are $25 to $35. If you don’t know Laurie … [Read more…]

Holiday Links for You

So, I’ve had a somewhat emotionally exhausting day with a teacher conference that I feared would be contentious scheduled for smack dab in the middle of my day. The conference actually turned out quite peaceful and cordial, but my jaw is still sore from night-time stress teeth-grinding for the past two nights. I’d told myself that … [Read more…]

Disney on Ice

We went to Disney on Ice last night. I took a few notes because at this point, I can’t help myself. There were a lot of charming costumes, including adorable starfish and other sea creatures for the Little Mermaid portion, and all sorts of skates designed to look like other things, like high heels or … [Read more…]

Girl Scouts

M, who was shut out of Girl Scouts in kindergarten, has finally joined a troop. Actually, this marks the girls’ 3rd attempt at joining a troop (M tried one at another school for a bit, J tried this year, but it was way too huge a group for her). So much depends on the leaders, … [Read more…]

More on Our Disney Trip!

So, I had a few friends over, and I drank way too much wine, and then around about midnight, I sat down at the computer to write a post. And then, to my great joy and relief, I found out that several of my Disney World articles, complete with photos, are now available on!  … [Read more…]

Cutting Our Own Capital District Tree

We’ve got our Christmas tree. We cut our own at Bob’s Trees this year. This was a departure for us–we’ve been to Ellm’s Family Farm for the past two years. And we do like Ellm’s (here’s the post from last year). But last year the choices seemed a little sparse, so we thought that we’d … [Read more…]

Disney on Ice Giveaway Winners

      I’ve emailed the winners for the Disney Giveaway. They are Bryony (comment 18) for Thursday night and Amy (comments 23-24) for Friday night. Thanks to everyone for your comments, especially the kind, polite, and funny ones. I really do appreciate hearing from you all. If you want to purchase tickets, remember that … [Read more…]