A Biking Valentine. . .

J and I went on our first bike ride of the season yesterday.  We used our fabulous Trail-Gator.   Oh, Trail-Gator!  How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways. You bring all of the joy of “real” bike riding–the speed,  the wind in the hair, the ability to easily ride in figure eights–to my … [Read more…]

New York State Museum

This morning, I went to the New York State Museum all by myself.  I know, I know:  kids love it.  A wonderful family destination.  But last time I went, it was with the kids and the husband and my parents, and there just wasn’t time to look at everything.  Specifically, the 1609 exhibition, in honor … [Read more…]

A Confession . . . and Other Produce News

Please don’t judge me.  I almost didn’t find the courage to share this.  I am about to inflict pesticide-ridden strawberries on a whole group of innocent, cherubic, nursery-school children. I am the helper at our co-op nursery school on Wednesday, and J requested strawberries.  Repeatedly.  Today I went grocery shopping, and there weren’t any organic … [Read more…]


It’s another busy weekend for us–ice skating, dance classes, kid’s birthday party, my husband over-volunteering again, a meeting for me, miscellaneous. Is anyone else feeling disoriented by the weather?  There are blue skies and warm temperatures and little birds tweeting, and then it’s snowing again, and then it’s raining?  It’s making me a little nutty, … [Read more…]

Lake George Opera!

Okay, I’m just twisting down a shame spiral right now because not only did I neglect to mention yet another theater experience (I added items to the last post, in case you missed it), but I also found a typo in an old post.  Am I losing my touch?  Did I ever have a touch?  … [Read more…]

Theater Roundup!–updated

I’d mentioned To Kill a Mockingbird once before, I thought, but I should have included it again here.  That, coupled with the information on The Miracle Worker in today’s Gazette, made me feel a little silly about this post.   I wasn’t even aware of the Curtain Call Theatre.   And Bethlehem High School, too!  So … [Read more…]

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…]