Snow, Glorious Snow!

Sure I was grousing about the snow, but when I went outside this morning, I couldn’t help but feel a little bit giddy.  The giddiness subsided a bit over the next hour and a half of clearing driveways and sidewalks, but still:  this is a quality snowfall.  Perfect packing for snowpeople and snowballs, enough for … [Read more…]

Misc. Area News

It’s still freakin’ snowing.  No, that’s not the news.  Although I think that I’ve had about all I can take of embracing winter at this point. But, anyway, have you all heard. . . The Friendly’s at St. James Square in Niskayuna closed.  Umm, their service was always super-horrible in my experience, so I am … [Read more…]

Wanna Run?

Was your reaction, from what? Fleet Feet on Wolf Road in Albany is starting their spring No Boundaries training program.  You pay $75 to get someone to kick your non-running butt into training so that you can run a 5K on Father’s Day. I have to tell you, I’m sort of intrigued by this one … [Read more…]

Last Week in February

We ended up going to Cella Bistro last night.  Mmmmmm. . . wild mushroom salad.  Super tasty.  Today was the first day that I really felt like spring was around the corner.  The girls must have spent 2 hours playing in the backyard. Cute husband’s working for the rest of the day (on a Sunday!  … [Read more…]

Taking a Request

So a mom of a teensy baby requested Saturday classes.  You know I have a soft spot for moms of teensy babies.  Lucky for me she lives right near me in Schenectady, which made things a little easier for me. One disclaimer:  some of these are just the pre-set schedules, so it’s possible that not … [Read more…]

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…]

Weekend

Is anyone else exhausted from February break?  We took a hike with friends this morning and then went ice skating, so I’m ready for bed about now.   But, perhaps you have more energy than us?  If so, do read on. . . All Weekend: There’s New York in Bloom as well as the Gem, Mineral … [Read more…]

Thacher!

We went to Thacher Nature Center‘s annual Snow Day for the first time ever.   It was absolutely worth the drive–they were all about packing in the fun. First, we went on a whopping 1-mile snow shoe hike in which the average kid age was probably 6.  All of the grown-ups were discussing the value of … [Read more…]