Summer Week–Now with Updates!

Oh my gosh, you guys.  I just have to stop.  We have a perfect storm of events that’s preventing me from completing today’s post.  First, not to whine, but I’m tired.  So. much. laundry.  (Luckily it was a good drying day!)  And the grocery.  And just the utter post-vacation shambles.  Second, everybody’s all excited about … [Read more…]

4th of July Weekend

Okay, I’m just going to admit it right now: I’m probably going to have missed some fun this weekend.  Please feel free to add items to comments.  Generally, I have a list that’s going already, and then I search exhaustively just before I post.  But, there are shouts of laughter from the hot tub.  The … [Read more…]

Like Thunder and Lightning

We’re in a big ol’ beach house nestled between a bunch of other big ol’ beach houses.  This is the second time that we’ve stayed at this house, and last time, our next-door neighbors were a bunch of fraternity-sorority types.  When we arrived we feared the worst, but they were surprisingly quiet and conscientious. This … [Read more…]

Ah, vacation!

We’re having such a lovely time that I might skip out on posting tomorrow.  No matter what I’ll have the weekend post for you, though.  Wait, what day is it?  I’m losing track. Here’s the gorgeous red moon we saw from our deck last night: One of the kids’ favorite activities is searching for crabs.  … [Read more…]


We spent much of the day putting our garden in, and it’s our wedding anniversary, so I’ve got to get ready for a date! Which means I’m slacking on a post for you.  Maybe take a hike or go to a playground?  The state parks are back open–yay.   Plus, Shrek’s playing at, umm, about … [Read more…]

Host an Exchange Student?

Ever thought about hosting an exchange student?  They’re looking for folks to host Spanish teenagers for about a month this summer.  Great opportunity to make friends with someone who can then host you in a fabulous city with an amazing art museum. In other news, I’ve moved from ranting yesterday to becoming a little overwrought … [Read more…]

Tulips Preview

We went to Washington Park for a picnic dinner tonight.  I had this grand scheme that W would take a lovely tulip photo that could be a new header.  Unfortunately, it was gorgeous out there today. . . did you notice?  So there were all of these random members of the general public who were … [Read more…]

New Header!

Remember that I said that I was trying to do technological stuff yesterday?  Well, I’ve been working on getting a non-generic photo on the blog.  The top heading actually shuffles between photos, but thus far I’d only managed to get the cute-but-generic mom and daughters in a lovely-but-generic setting. Thanks to C, who took lovely … [Read more…]