Unearthing Treasures

One of the many (many, many, many) traditions tied to the girls’ soccer program at the high school is that when the girls become seniors, their families sport a gigantic sign of their daughter’s face as a baby at the official Senior Night game. It’s rather a pain in the neck to get these made, … [Read more…]

The Anti Golden Rule Rule

We had a bat in our bedroom night before last.The kitties were being weirdly active, and then we realized that a bat was just chilling on our window blinds. Really, I realized it, and I alerted Cute W, and then I basically stood back and fretfully micromanaged him as he implemented a Bat Evacuation Plan. … [Read more…]

Senior Portraits

Yep, that’s my little baby sporting a cap and gown. Today we headed to the high school to take M’s yearbook photo. The whole process seems to be veiled in mystery, with incomplete communication from both the school and the photography studio they’re using. An appointment was scheduled that offered up options like how many … [Read more…]

Clinton Street Mercantile

This morning I biked to a 9 am exercise class at the JCC, and when I glided back into our driveway a little after 10 am, the girls were like, yay! Not because they were happy to see me, because they wanted my bike. We currently own 5 bikes. But one of them is too … [Read more…]

Home for the Weekend!

Our entire family is home with no immediate plans for out-of-town travel, and I gotta tell you, it’s pretty exciting for me. This is sort of the calm before the back-to-school storm. The girls’ fall sports start a week from Monday, which effectively becomes the end of summer for them, with M’s schedule including plenty … [Read more…]

Up & Down the Eastern Seaboard

I’ve been on hiatus because we’ve been traveling again. Technically, it was down and then up the Eastern Seaboard. First, the girls and I flew to Savannah, Georgia to visit family. (Cute W skipped all the traveling to work and get things done around the house, which backfired a bit when our house lost power … [Read more…]

Denver & Boulder

We’ve visited Colorado (which you’ve heard, of course, because Cute W’s family is from there), but we haven’t spent time in Denver since the girls were born. This summer we spent a couple of days of our vacation exploring. One thing we noticed right away? There was a ton of non-automobile vehicular traffic. Scooters everywhere. … [Read more…]


Wow, y’all. It’s hot. We are actually doing better than expected, because we are now the owners of two shiny new air conditioning units. In our old, old house, we’ve got no central air conditioning, and we’ve been surviving with two air conditioning units downstairs: one in our living room, and one in the room … [Read more…]

Juggling Camps

I’ll get back to a little more Colorado talk, but meanwhile, here on the home front, we’ve been busy. You might remember that after arriving home late on Friday before last, I drove M and a friend to SUNY Geneseo for a Soccer ID camp. That ended on Wednesday, and thanks to the glory of … [Read more…]

We Went Hiking

When we decided to visit Colorado to visit extended family, Cute W set to work looking for a good hike for just our little family of four to do on our own one day. He was remembering the big, ambitious hike he and J completed in Colorado years ago, which culminated in a visit to … [Read more…]