Wake Up, Baby!

I’m a little bit concerned that, between all of my whining and all of the talk about skiing, some of you might be nodding off in boredom.  Or perhaps the bloggy-voice is starting to sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher, wah-whonk-wah-whonka-wahh. . .  So  I’m introducing the latest project that I’ve been working on.  It’s a calendar of regularly-scheduled events.  … [Read more…]

Comments, and other Complaints

The purveyors of spam found me while we were skiing, so I am temporarily moderating comments to ensure that you are not trying to convince my readers that they need bigger, more long-lasting erections.  Argh. Meanwhile, I have great drifts of laundry that are piled all over the main floor of my house, and my … [Read more…]

Jiminy Peak

Okay, I know, I’ve been the slacking blogger lately.  Originally I thought that I’d be home much earlier yesterday, but with the crazy weather, plans changed. In case you were wondering, yes, it was warm and pouring rain on Monday at Jiminy Peak.  It was monsoon-like.  We took a walk that morning and it was … [Read more…]

My New Cute Cards

I’ve been going to places like Panera and Joyful Jumpers and seeing all of these people walking around with toddlers who could really use some Capital District Fun.  It’s making me a little nutty, yet approaching them feels at least intimidating and possibly freakish.  So I made some little cards to put on bulletin boards.  … [Read more…]

Weekend Again Already!

Night 2 without the husband and I’m on my third vapid chick flick.  Wore the purple flower barrette to gymnastics and not a single person made a comment, which meant I couldn’t explain loudly that my five-year-old had done my hair.  Earlier grouchiness evolved into an intense craving for a particular chocolate chip cookie recipe. … [Read more…]

Grouchy

When my husband goes out of town, I miss him most in the morning.  He is a morning person, as is M.  Not me.  Last night, when M went to bed, I persuaded her to set the alarm for 6:15 am instead of 6 am, which she prefers.  She is a morning freak of nature–a 7-year-old … [Read more…]

Snow Ice Cream

Get a bowl full of clean snow.  Add milk (or cream or half-n-half) until it’s wet enough, sugar until it’s sweet enough, and vanilla.  I always have the economy-sized imitation vanilla for wintertime.  We don’t do exact measurements–it’s a lot of dumping and stirring, really.   So it’s a good kid activity.  Usually by the time … [Read more…]

Snow & Sledding

This morning we got some new snow that’s perfect for snowballs & snowmen! Or snowgirls!  Note the eyelashes. So I had to run out of the house this morning, and I felt pretty guilty when someone called my house because I had not yet posted where to go sledding. (Jeez!  Who would do that?  I … [Read more…]