Outdoor Activities

Okay! I’m going to stop moaning long enough to point out a couple of outdoor, social distance-y activities you can do. I keep thinking about what it was like when the kids were little and how we’d go to the bookstore or the pet store or Target because we needed some diversion away from home. … [Read more…]

Coping. More or less.

We’re not great at our house. With massive spread in Iowa, M’s college will not be conducting in-person classes this fall. This news was a crushing blow to the whole family, though of course to M most of all. Through each successive loss over the last few months, the countdown to moving out on her … [Read more…]

Minted Cucumber Salad

One thing we love about summer is that mint grows like crazy in our garden. Cute W loves mint in his lemonade. This year especially, the girls have been crazy for an old recipe, minted cucumber salad. I first found it on the same page as this Curried Chicken recipe in Cooking Light. The chicken … [Read more…]

More Take-Out Food

We continue to serve the community and support local businesses by ordering more take-out than usual. It is our burden to bear. Here are two we’ve liked. We ordered from Rain Modern Chinese after the girls researched new restaurants to try that are closer to downtown Albany now that Cute W’s back to working in … [Read more…]

And into Summer

We’ve transitioned to summer, which looks suspiciously like the last few months, except sweatier. It’s still unclear exactly how college will go for M, but we’ve gotten more details, some of them good (the opportunity to ponder her choices for tutorial, which is their signature intro-to-college course), some of them not good (no intercollegiate athletic … [Read more…]