Health and Beauty Aids

Over the course of the pandemic, I’ve doubled down on the “Self Care” with things like meditation and working out. But along the way, I’ve also permitted myself random indulgences of a more superficial nature. First, new tweezers. This is mostly because my damn kids would always steal my tweezers, and then I realized it … [Read more…]

Girls’ Trip to Savannah

In early spring, I planned a trip for M, J, and me to go to Savannah in large part because we expected M to spend her summer working as a camp counselor, and I wanted to grab the chance for her to visit my mom between her various gigs. It turns out that she’s now … [Read more…]

Back to Traveling

After spending so much time stuck at home, I’ve actually traveled for the last three weekends in a row. The bad news for YOU is that I am way, way out of practice when it comes to documenting my trips. Did I keep track of restaurants? Nope. Did I take pictures of kid-friendly attractions or … [Read more…]

Trophy

A QUICK NOTE: M is home and thus it’s safe to share this. This has been languishing, unpublished, for a while, actually, and was mostly written when she was only almost-home. I saw these trophies at Target the other day and I just barely restrained myself from purchasing one: See that? It says “CONGRATS ON … [Read more…]

Houseplants, Revisited

Since the last time I wrote about plants, I’ve killed a couple more. However, I’ve acquired still more plants, and some of them are thriving. I also had to come up with some more places to put them in our small-ish house, so I bought this little shelf to stick in our packed-with-bright-but-indirect-light master bathroom: … [Read more…]

Half Bath Before and After

We are still recovering at our house, a bit, but it is lovely to have M back. She was very excited to be home for the first few days, but then she remembered that we are kind of boring. The summer job she’d planned to do is not happening, through no fault of her own, … [Read more…]

Springtime

We’ve had a tough couple of weeks. Since my last post, Cute W fixed up our half-bathroom on the first floor. This is wonderful now that it’s finished, but the process itself was very stressful. He’d taken off spring break week to do the work, hoping he’d be able to do it and then have … [Read more…]

There should be a German word for this.

I already mentioned that I wasn’t feeling well over the weekend, but it ended up going way beyond that. There was an accumulation of episodes of melancholia that all seem to fall under the same general category, a category I am just making up that seems like it should be a German word because they … [Read more…]

Isn’t it Ironic?

On Friday, I received my Pfizer #2 shot on the SUNY Albany campus. I actually had an appointment for 9:30 am, and I left with enough time to arrive ten minutes early because I could not wait to get that shot. While I was on the highway, a sudden rain downpour started and stopped within … [Read more…]

Mini DIY (or WDIH, really)

You might remember that we repainted the kitchen a couple of years ago, and I included before-and-after shots in that post. At the time, I didn’t share a photo with the microwave, and that’s partly because the space above the microwave has always irritated me. I did, however, take a picture while the painting project … [Read more…]