Last weekend, Cute W and I went to New York. All by ourselves. It was a birthday date for me that we fit into our schedule a few weeks late. We had so much fun! We left on Friday afternoon, and Cute W drove us down to Poughkeepsie, where we caught the train to Grand … [Read more…]

A Better Adjustment

I mentioned trying to cope with various adjustments recently, but I’ve got one new thing that I love to adjust: my new desk! One of our household projects this fall was to update J’s room. She wanted a double bed for her birthday and some more “grown-up” furniture than the princess-style, white-and-sparkly bureau and vanity … [Read more…]

Seasonal Adjustments

Look at this irritating little alarm that keeps showing up in my car: I know, Rogue! It is November in Upstate New York! You don’t need to keep reminding me that it is cold outside! My house is so old that I have to travel outside of my house just to get into you! So … [Read more…]

We did it!

That’s right, everyone! We made it to the apple orchard! The very sad news is that Lyndsey’s, where we used to always go because we like the ladders and the serenity, has closed. The girls had to improvise at Riverview, where they were almost-but-not-quite out of apples for the season. I have also cried not … [Read more…]

Play On

In spite of my laments about everything ending, so far the fall sports are hanging on. M’s game on Wednesday was a nail-biter. We traveled to Mechanicville for neutral territory and a fabulous turf field. We senior parents brought along our giant baby heads. A whole mob of high school friends showed up, too. The … [Read more…]