Blogging is Weird

I just wrote a KOAA Review of Catamount, if you’d like to take a look. There are links to other ski reviews on this page. – – – – – – – – – The other day, I showed up at a meeting where I knew almost no one, and right away, one of the … [Read more…]

Recipes Featuring Veggies We Love

I was putting together an A to Z list of vegetables and how to get kids interested in eating them for, and I realized that I had a few recipes that I wanted to share that I can’t find anywhere else on the internet. So I’ve added them here. I actually love the book … [Read more…]

Field Goods

If you visit, you may have noticed the Field Goods ads on the home page. I totally scored, because as part of the deal, I signed up for the subscription food service. Now I pick up my shares every Friday at the JCC, and the girls arrive home from school asking about what we … [Read more…]

Earrings. And Cats.

I don’t know if the rest of you do this, but when I go shopping for presents for other people, I often find the perfect gift for me. And then, sometimes, I’ll buy it. So it was with some cutey-patootie cubic zirconia earrings I saw at Francesca’s. Which I can’t find on the website to … [Read more…]

Snow Globe

We’ve been pretty lazy for a couple of days. This is delightful, except that J secretly hates being lazy. If left to her own devices, she could spend an entire day binge-watching Netflix, and, really, every once in a while, that would be okay with me. Except that such a day leaves her with the … [Read more…]


We’re having a very mellow and nuclear-family-focused Christmas. We’ll usually travel far to visit with family, so this is a welcome change of pace, especially after multiple soccer tournament trips and hosting a bunch of family for Thanksgiving this fall. As excited as we were about the prospect of being lazy at home for the … [Read more…]

Thai Thai Bistro

The whole family has been anxiously awaiting the re-opening of Thai Thai Bistro. We used to love to go back when it was downtown in the very pretty Nicholaus Building which is now sadly all cattywhompus. In fact, we were fans back when it was Bangkok Bistro (which still has its other location in Colonie), … [Read more…]

Hive Mind

You know that Cute W loves games. We have a ton of games at our house, and our supply often outpaces our ability or inclination to play all of them. When I find a game we really like, I tell you about it. Here’s the latest favorite: Hive Mind.   Cute W actually acquired this … [Read more…]

Christmas Preparations

The other day I was at the post office mailing a package. I was feeling pretty pleased with myself, because I’d managed to pull together a crafty little gift for my mother-in-law’s birthday. Then I got to the post office. First, I was in a line with multiple people who were sending several packages for … [Read more…]