This Week

I was with J at bedtime, and I asked her if she was ready to turn off the light, and she said, “No, I need more time for kissing and rejoicing you!”  Very adorable.  And then, moments later, she told me that she was very sad about something, and after a few minutes I understand … [Read more…]

More Stuff Going On, and an Apology

Today I was chatting with friends at a playground when one of them told me that she gets mad when I don’t post every day.  Really? I do try to post every day, but the late August-early September transition is one of my least favorite times of the year.   The girls and I are discombobulated … [Read more…]

This Weekend

We’ve got a tremendously busy weekend coming up.  Here’s what I’ve found: All Weekend: There’s the Tug Boat Roundup in Waterford. The Shaker Heritage Society in Albany is having their Fall Harvest Craft Fair from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Family activities and pony rides.  It’s $4/person. It’s Clifton Park’s Annual … [Read more…]

The First Day Report

M started third grade, which I still consider to be the Most Difficult Grade Ever, with 2nd place going to my first year of graduate school.  Not that I’m telling her that.  I don’t have to worry, though, because she currently appears to have no school anxiety whatsoever. This morning, as I was packing her … [Read more…]

This Week

Cute W and I had a date last night:  we saw The Kids Are All Right.  Loved it. Seriously:  I laughed, I cried. Anyway, this week is pretty quiet.  If you’re already to move right into fall, many of the local orchards already have apples for picking your own.  The weather’s looking pretty good, so … [Read more…]

Labor Day Weekend

Hey everybody!  Hannah’s Hope Fund won the $250 K grant.  Thanks to everyone who voted. And now, for some sad news.  Remember how I callously blew you off to make myself some cookies last night?  Well, just as I was about to begin cooking, I plunged into a horrifying and mysterious stomach-related illness.  At first … [Read more…]

What if. . .

I completely blew off posting tonight and spent that time making myself no-bake cookies instead?  Would you lose all respect for me?

Bits & Pieces of Local News

Here’s some of what’s going on around the Capital District: First: a Clifton Park girl’s charity, Hannah’s Hope Fund, is currently in 2nd place for winning $25K from Pepsi.  The money would go toward treatment for a fatal disorder called Giant Axonal Neuropathy.   You can support Hannah’s Hope Fund by voting here. Local bloggers … [Read more…]

The End of Summer

Phew!  We went and saw the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Co. at Freedom Park, then found Mary sitting on her front porch and chatted with her, so the kids weren’t in bed (and therefore I hadn’t started this post) until 9:45 pm.  Put it together while watching the Emmys, except that I missed all the fun … [Read more…]

Last Weekend in August

On my hunt for events this weekend, I found another $5 off coupon for Water Slide World in today’s Gazette.  Poking around the internet for special events, I noticed a For the Love of Dance 10-week program at the National Museum of Dance designed to offer 2- to 5-year-olds a smorgasbord of dancing experiences.  Here’s … [Read more…]