Snow & Sledding

This morning we got some new snow that’s perfect for snowballs & snowmen! Or snowgirls!  Note the eyelashes. So I had to run out of the house this morning, and I felt pretty guilty when someone called my house because I had not yet posted where to go sledding. (Jeez!  Who would do that?  I … [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…]

Winter Fun at Lapland Lake

We spent the weekend at Lapland Lake, and I wrote a review of it for Wow, everyone there really loves winter. It’s pretty amazing. We left on Friday night, and I was a little stressed out, actually. I’d originally said that we’d arrive around dinner time, but then M had an evening soccer game, … [Read more…]

Spring Cleaning

How was THIS for a gorgeous weekend? I’m hoping that it bodes well for our week-long spring break. We’re going nowhere. Nowhere, nothin’, just hanging out. I’m really happy for those of you who are heading to tropical locations. I’m not bitter at all. Well, okay, I’m a little bit bitter, but I’d be satisfied … [Read more…]


Oh, we enjoyed yesterday. We’d spent most of the weekend half-asleep, it seemed, and by Monday and Tuesday we finally made some headway, getting the house organized and getting ready to jump back into the routine. The girls also had an excellent time enjoying their Christmas gifts. Here’s the scene I came across as they … [Read more…]

Happy Election Day!

We’re headed to an Election Night Party, where my children will absolutely stay up way too late for a school night. But presidential elections only come around once every four years, right? Anyway, I’m making my Buffalo Chicken Dip and my Black Bean and Corn Dip. Also, I printed out a map of the United … [Read more…]

Snow Day! Plus This Weekend

Yesterday I spent the morning in a frenzy of gathering leaves, running plastic play dishes through the dishwasher, and scrubbing down everything in the general vicinity of the playhouse to try to rid ourselves of whatever’s bugging J. Just as I finished up, the snow started swirling. When the girls arrived from school, they put … [Read more…]

Evening Inventory

First, one quick note: Deb from is going to be on Tuesday’s noon news on Channel 13, WNYT, and one of the things she’s planning on talking about is favorite sledding hills. She made a survey, and we’d love help with filling it out. Even though I have the whole day to do it, … [Read more…]