Why Buy the Cow?

My proof copy of my book arrived in the mail yesterday. I found it on my kitchen island when I returned home from work around 8:30 last night, in a most undignified place (at the bottom pf the pile of mail). I picked it up and said to my husband (who was standing at the … Continue reading Why Buy the Cow?


Somethin’ Sweet Bakery in Sanford

Maybe it's Sunday afternoon and 86 degrees and the last thing in the world you want to do is hang around the house with your cranky kids, since you yourself are very cranky. Here's an idea: throw...er, put the kids in the car and drive over to Somethin' Sweet Bakery, 883 Main Street Suite 1 … Continue reading Somethin’ Sweet Bakery in Sanford

Setting up a home office: the desk arrives

We got the call that the desk had arrived at the furniture warehouse and was ready to be picked up. They offered one more time to deliver it and assemble it in our home for the low, low price of $75. We had already turned this down once, but on this particular day my husband … Continue reading Setting up a home office: the desk arrives

Date night at the Ogunquit Playhouse

Summer of Love is the current show at the Ogunquit Playhouse. May I just say this: save your money. Skip this show and buy tickets to Legally Blonde instead, which stars Sally Struthers (among others) and runs from 8/24-9/17. I have seen Sally Struthers in two other Playhouse Productions and (both my husband and I … Continue reading Date night at the Ogunquit Playhouse

Clear the clutter: get real

I'm still thinking about my New Year's Resolution: my one word that morphed into two words: Edit and Focus. After beginning the process of setting up a home office and the necessary decluttering that has come along with that, I am thinking it makes sense to continue the momentum that I've got built up and "take … Continue reading Clear the clutter: get real

Home Office: Post book purge

It took several days and lots of cold hard decision-making, but the purge is (almost) complete. It was interesting (and sad) for me to note that I had no less than 5 books about Simplifying My Life. We don't know when we'll be transitioned to working at home but we've pretty much been told to … Continue reading Home Office: Post book purge

Date night: afternoon movie

We haven't had a babysitter in a while so we decided to watch a movie at home. Next up in the Netflix Queue was The Company Men. We found out about this movie from the preview of another movie (don't ask me which one).  I was surprised to know that it was a relatively recent … Continue reading Date night: afternoon movie

Setting up a home office, continued: the purge

I've been reading Mary Carlomango's book Live More, Want Less slowly over a period of months. It's organized into 52 chapters and my initial intent was to read a chapter a week (as the author suggested), then implement the "action items"  listed at the end of each chapter to help pare down my belongings, hopefully simplifying my … Continue reading Setting up a home office, continued: the purge

Date night at the Ogunquit Playhouse

Avenue Q opened up the season at the Ogunquit Playhouse this year. The show is sort of a perversion of Sesame Street that is funny as hell and certainly worth seeing. The night we went was during one of the Bruins' Playoff games (season ticket holders have only limited say over what night the tickets … Continue reading Date night at the Ogunquit Playhouse

Setting up a home office, Part Four: Flooring

We had a Berber carpet down in the room. Nothing wrong with it. Nothing except that it wasn't a wood floor and that's what we both really wanted. After we bought the house we planned to replace that floor at some point, and had been talking about it for about 5 years or so. We … Continue reading Setting up a home office, Part Four: Flooring