Holiday Weekend

On the morning of the 4th of July, Cute W made his delicious pancakes for a full house: M has arrived home from her semester abroad in Chile, J came home for the weekend from her lab work at Smith, G was celebrating her last full day in the US, and her friend on a … [Read more…]

Free Summer Fun

Every year I am particularly proud of my big roundup of free summer fun, so I’m feeling a little silly that I haven’t shared this article until now. Tons of stuff is happening! And I took a little bike ride today, and it was early and so lovely out that I thought I’d take some … [Read more…]

Catching Up!

I haven’t been super-awesome at keeping up here, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been keeping myself busy. So here’s what’s been going on. First, with spring, there’s been lots of gardening. Cute W has begun his most ambitious vegetable garden yet, while I continue with my native plant-a-palooza. This year, that’s mostly been … [Read more…]

Tourist Time in D.C.

We are in the home stretch for G’s stay here in the US, which means that we are packing in as many of her bucket list activities as possible. For Memorial Day weekend, we took advantage of her time off from school to drive down to Washington, DC. Cute W and I are big fans … [Read more…]

New Schenectady Spots

I’ve had a good time checking out a few new local places, so I thought I’d do a little report on them. First: Unbeetable on Clinton Street in downtown Schenectady. This is a fully vegan restaurant, bar, and arcade, and I’ve been meaning to check it out, but then recently it was the venue for … [Read more…]

Throwback Photos – Part 2

I promised photos of me as Thespian and Style Icon, and when I started this post, I thought I’d capture both in a single post, but it turns out that my Style Icon collection was much weaker than I originally thought, so I’ll have to check the archives and see if I can add a … [Read more…]

Throwback Photos – Part 1

I mentioned that my Mom sent me home from my last visit with old photos, and one of my tasks lately has been to get them sorted and organized. This is a huge project that is getting folded into sorting through more recent photos that I already had stored away and have been meaning to … [Read more…]

Embroidered Sneakers

I’m still doing embroidery, and I decided, after the tragic loss of my baseball cap, that my next project would be to embroider a pair of sneakers. You may have seen all sorts of embroidered Converse on Etsy and elsewhere, and they are adorable. However, I wasn’t sure if mine would end up adorable, and … [Read more…]

Eclipse 2024

Hey! I don’t know what your level of enthusiasm was for the recent solar eclipse, but it’s been a hot topic among my work colleagues for literally years. To catch yourself up on why, read last week’s KidsOutAndAbout publisher’s note, which I hijacked from Deb. We had made tentative eclipse Zone of Totality plans and … [Read more…]