Rainy Day Suggestions

At least yesterday was lovely. I spent the morning tabling at the Upper Union Street Strawberry Festival for WGGS, and it was a delight. Look at these cute magnets we made that people were scooping up at $1 suggested donation. But today, Father’s Day, is a gloom fest outside. Luckily, I have suggestions for you, … [Read more…]


The girls are concerned about an environmental apocalypse. Okay, yes, I am, too, but on any given day it competes with many other fears and stressors about current events. But it’s absolutely true that doing a little something makes us feel better than doing nothing. Honestly, how much better is the reusable stuff than the … [Read more…]

House of Pestilence

In the past 8 days, our whole family has cycled through the same sickness. Well, that’s not entirely accurate, because, lucky me, I’ve been sick twice with two different fabulous bugs. Just when I figured I’d gotten over my unique manifestation of what everybody else had, I realized that no, I’d had something special and … [Read more…]

Another Restaurant

We went to someplace we hardly ever go over the weekend: Applebee’s. It was a little bit of a command performance, because J and her school volleyball teammates had a pancake breakfast fundraiser there. J was very good about going out and selling tickets, but I think all of her buyers’ enthusiasm was pretty low. … [Read more…]

Tanpopo Ramen and Sake Bar

There’s a new restaurant on Upper Union Street! It’s Tanpopo Ramen and Sake Bar, and it’s in the old Hot Harry’s location on the corner with Keyes. Cute W and I realized rather belatedly that both our daughters were participating in Relay for Life on Saturday night, which meant that we could have a date … [Read more…]