The Weekend

Phew!  Tons of stuff to do this weekend again!  And beautiful weather!  Woo, hoo! If you like to use the Tulip Festival for photo ops with your adorable children, All Over Albany says to go now.  The tulips are ready early.  Maybe I’ll get a new header photo? It’s also Pottery Fest at the Shaker … [Read more…]

New Header!

Remember that I said that I was trying to do technological stuff yesterday?  Well, I’ve been working on getting a non-generic photo on the blog.  The top heading actually shuffles between photos, but thus far I’d only managed to get the cute-but-generic mom and daughters in a lovely-but-generic setting. Thanks to C, who took lovely … [Read more…]


I spent quite a bit of time today trying to figure out how to do various technical things, and ummmm. . . . no time writing.  But here’s a little bit of information to tide you over until the weekend post.  First, I’ve been trying to do more Friday evening events in the week ahead … [Read more…]


I have both girls home sick with me (strep and ear infection), which has completely thrown me off.  M is pathetic and deeply angry.  She didn’t want to go to the doctor, said she was fine, stamped out to the car, and then when I was (in my opinion) vindicated by a treatable diagnosis, she … [Read more…]

Acquisitiveness Run Amok. . . Plus, the first-ever GIVEAWAY!!

Wasn’t Saturday beautiful? The girls spent practically the entire day outside while W and I puttered–he had to finish his picnic table for the auction, and I washed windows and filed and did other boring tasks.  There were some neighbor children around, but by far the most exciting attraction outdoors was the oh-so-close-to-us yard sale. … [Read more…]

Last Week of April

Another week, another bunch of things to do.  Don’t forget all those regularly scheduled events on What about TODAY? Monday, April 26th Get a free pretzel at Philly Soft Pretzel Factory in Clifton Park to celebrate National Pretzel Day (you know, before you go to your special pretzel party and exchange gifts and all.  Hey, … [Read more…]

Wacky Sports

Years and years ago, when my cute husband and I had oodles of kid-free leisure time, we decided to take some swing dancing classes.  At the time, I worked in a building near Astor Place in Manhattan, and when I looked into  lessons, I was surprised to learn that there was a place in the … [Read more…]

You Know, Just Like, 30 or 40 Things for You to Choose From This Weekend

Hey!  I’m having a splendid day!  Check out this weather, you guys!  Awesome! I woke up and noticed that my five-year-old had once again made her own bed and tidied up her room.  Then I walked downstairs to find the two girls cuddling and giggling together on the couch.  And then I laughed out loud … [Read more…]


I just heard that tonight there’s going to be a Family Dance and Scholastic Bookfair at New Scotland Elementary School.  It’s an Earth Day celebration with dances called by Paul Rosenberg.  It’s open to the public and it starts at 6:30 pm. I’ve been watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution on Hulu, and one thing that’s … [Read more…]