Santa

My big girl questioned me pretty hard on the whole Santa issue a while back, when she was only 3 or 4. I mean, come on, shouldn’t they remain naïve at least through kindergarten? Anyway, she was persistent, looking for inaccuracies and loopholes and. . . I’m just not so good at lying. Finally, I … [Read more…]

Fruityliciousness at Our House

I’m generally a very cheap person, from a long line of cheap people.  (At Thanksgiving my sisters and I realized that three of us were wearing–with modifications–the same unbelievably unflattering Old Navy harem pants because we couldn’t pass up the super-sale deal.  I tried to find a link, but the Old Navy people are so … [Read more…]

Neighborhood Caroling

Last weekend we organized a big caroling outing in our neighborhood.  Now, Christmas Caroling at nursing homes and hospitals is a wonderful activity: warm and organized, with a captive audience.  But I like the idea of boosting neighborliness.  Even though it’s intimidating.    I realized, as we started walking down the street, that I hadn’t expected … [Read more…]

Holiday Fun at Home

My girls were thrilled with Albany Winterfest yesterday.  Loved the jugglers and trampoliners and fireworks, and they came home with prizes that were not nearly as crappy as what we usually get from, say, Chuck E. Cheese.  In fact, I just ran upstairs to check and see if they were perhaps not even made in … [Read more…]

Holiday Events this Weekend

I’m actually pretty tuckered out.  We’ve been entertaining and running errands  like crazy, and what I’d like to do most is hunker down and complete my annual screening of It’s a Wonderful Life while emptying my tins of goodies.  But maybe you have guests to entertain, children who are bored, or more energy than me.  … [Read more…]

Well, hey.

Phew.  I know that the whole line about how you, too, can start your own blog in minutes is theoretically true, but when you have this vision in your head of what it should look like, it actually takes longer.  Really, just starting to write this, I feel like I should be hunched over with … [Read more…]