For a household in which only two family members exceed 4′ in height, it’s amazing how much there is to do. Appointments with doctors, dentists, and veterinarians, kindergarten registration, soccer, swim team practices and meets, work appointments, riding, and the list goes on. I’m a pretty big fan of our iPhone calendars for keeping track… Read More Where am I?? What’s going on??
On June 5, we tried a horse. We tried him in the hope that he would be the right horse to bring back home to the suburbs of Chicago, the newest member of our family. We tried a horse that day after having tried two others, neither of which were right for Mark and me.… Read More Finding Blue
This morning, a producer from Chicago’s CBS affiliate came to our kitchen for help with a piece on Keurig (and other one-cup) coffee makers. With the help of Loyola University Medical Center, she’s hoping to find out what sort of unwelcome flora might be growing in these handy little brewers. I’ve owned my Keurig since 2006 or… Read More Keurig Cooties?
While talking with my mom on the phone the other day, I told her I’d given up on Zoe’s monthly photos. Even since I’d made a mess of the chalkboard I used for her 1-month photos, I’d kind of allowed myself to fall off the bandwagon. My mother informed me, from a second child’s perspective,… Read More Zoe Elizabeth, 4+ months
Yesterday, I turned 36. Closer now to 40 than 30, I once again must square my notions about what an age means with how I actually feel, having arrived there. When I was in elementary school, the fifth graders were awe-inspiring. They were such big kids, they were all so smart, and the girls were… Read More On 36
On vacation this week in Osterville. My Mom says, “I don’t know. Is it time for a beer?” Mark says, “It was time some time ago.”
Daniel and the Lion and Toad the Wet Sprocket open for Counting Crows at Ravinia. A marvelous night for a picnic!