Decreasing World Suck

This is a post I wrote a couple of weeks ago. But in the process of writing it I borrowed a term from Cute W, then realized that he borrowed the term from somewhere else, which meant that I felt compelled to 1) buy an official “Decreasing World Suck” t-shirt for Cute W and 2) … [Read more…]

Not Quite Better.

I’m going to say I’m recovering. I am still not operating at full capacity. Yesterday I took enough overnight cold medicine that I ended up oversleeping, and there was quite a bit of morning chaos involved. Really, the other members of my family are very competent. I don’t generally do all that much in the … [Read more…]

Sick. And Pissed Off About It, Actually.

I know it’s been forever. Getting ready for the holiday and then a week with the in-laws and then I got home and shifted seamlessly from exhausted to sick. Where I am currently languishing. If I spend more than a day or two feeling sick, I just start getting really pissed off. Because here’s what … [Read more…]

Track Meets!

So, like I’ve said, M’s doing track now. It turns out, she’s really pretty good at it. She’s had two meets so far, and it’s a learning curve for her (and us), but it’s going well. The nice thing about a track meet is that even if you’re brand-new to the sport, it’s pretty obvious … [Read more…]

Call me!

The girls and I have been having some communication issues lately. It’s entirely phone-related and therefore generational. So, first, we had a mild shoes crisis. M had to dress “professionally” for a school activity. Actually, that’s kind of a story in itself, because she’s doing this Youth Court thing. Basically, if young people in the … [Read more…]

New Gadgets

I still haven’t caught up from Thanksgiving. Hosting is great because it forces me to tidy and declutter. It also serves as an excuse to make random household acquisitions. Like Cute W’s favorite new kitchen item: this OXO fat separator. I have no idea why this makes his life so much easier because I pretty much … [Read more…]

Careful Consideration

Oh, man, these girls are good. The other day I came home and both J and M were hunched at a computer screen. Turns out that J was applying for a special STEM field trip for 7th grade girls. This was funny because a few years back, M went on this field trip, but she … [Read more…]

Credit Where It’s Due

J was named a “Super Student” at school. At her middle school, they name several kids as “Super Students” for each quarter. But they also don’t repeat this honor during the year. So it effectively becomes this sliding scale, right? The “Super Students” for 1st quarter are the super-fantastic, nerd-tastic elite super students. Then for … [Read more…]

Holiday Abundance

First, if you haven’t seen my list of 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in the Capital District, you totally should take a look, because it’s an excellent resource, if I do say so myself. And also it is way more than 101 items. Really. You can count ’em. We are going to go get … [Read more…]

PSA: Women Are Not Into Surprise Nudity

There have been so many reports of super-gross men committing harassment and assault. I mean, it is crazy. The guys you sort of suspected might be creeps are actually way, way worse than you suspected, and some dudes who seemed like completely normal people are turning out to be creepers. No doubt most of this … [Read more…]