Birthday Date Tonight

So, it’s my husband’s birthday today.  I managed to score a babysitter, but we still haven’t decided what we’re doing.  Of course, there’s stuff going on. . . There’s an event called Fat Saturday for the Arts at Revolution Hall in Troy.  There’s also  a Salsa Social at the Troy Masonic Temple tonight. Proctors is … [Read more…]

Where Can You Take That Cute Teensy Baby? Part 2

Last time I talked about teensy babies, I was urging those just-post-partum mommies to get out there and find their just-post-partum sisters.   And you should.  But there’s no need to limit yourself.  You can take that teensy baby almost anywhere. The summer after M was born, our first year in the Capital District after years … [Read more…]

Morning Paper

I have the great good fortune of serenity time courtesy of my neighbors who took my two children over to play right after church.  I love neighbors.  I am blessed with excellent neighbors. So, I sat down to lunch and the Gazette.   First, if you’ve ever wondered about the photo on the top of this … [Read more…]

New Year’s Eve

It ain’t my favorite holiday.  I’ve had a dull time, and a decent time, and a couple of horrifyingly bad times.  I’ve gone out dancing with the girls, where we suffered from the high expectations of New Year’s Eve:  each venue seemed either not good enough or too expensive, so we’d wander to the next … [Read more…]

Fruityliciousness at Our House

I’m generally a very cheap person, from a long line of cheap people.  (At Thanksgiving my sisters and I realized that three of us were wearing–with modifications–the same unbelievably unflattering Old Navy harem pants because we couldn’t pass up the super-sale deal.  I tried to find a link, but the Old Navy people are so … [Read more…]

Well, hey.

Phew.  I know that the whole line about how you, too, can start your own blog in minutes is theoretically true, but when you have this vision in your head of what it should look like, it actually takes longer.  Really, just starting to write this, I feel like I should be hunched over with … [Read more…]