Midlife crisis, part one: losing my mind

I was standing in the kitchen talking to my husband last week, and he told me he was irritated because of something I'd told him earlier in the week that turned out not to be true.  What was it? I sure don't know. I didn't know then, and I don't know now. He remembered the … Continue reading Midlife crisis, part one: losing my mind

The rule of tree…I mean three

So, although I'd been complaining in an earlier post about the homework my daughter's teachers had been assigning to the parents...I mean, the kids... I have to revisit my resentment some in light of the unexpected gifts that one of these assignments has had for us. The (dreaded) Tree Project is the assignment to which … Continue reading The rule of tree…I mean three

Children’s theater

Consider taking a break from the movies this weekend. There are shows this summer at the Ogunquit Playhouse for kids of all ages. If you have some free time this weekend, head over to the Playhouse to see this week's show: Jack and the Beanstalk. The show times are Saturday August 7th at 10AM and … Continue reading Children’s theater

Despicable Me, the movie

I took my daughter to see "Despicable me"  this past weekend and we both loved it. It's no "Toy Story 3", but definitely is worth the price of admission (so to speak).  The main character, Gru, is played by Steve Carell, and he becomes a dad after he adopts 3 orphaned girls for bad-deed-doing purposes. … Continue reading Despicable Me, the movie

Late Summer Wish List

Now that summer is underway, I realized that I forgot some of our "must do" activities, not to mention several that usually make the list but don't get done (after all, summer is only a few short weeks and getting shorter every year, with kids having to go back to school sometimes in August (what … Continue reading Late Summer Wish List

parting is such…(insert oxymoronic phrase)

my best work friend is moving on to greener pastures in the workforce...happy for her, sad for me.  of course,we plan to stay in touch and have even gone so far as to devise ways to accomplish this (we don't live near each other), but it is still happy/sad. In The Happiness Project (http://www.happiness-project.com/), author … Continue reading parting is such…(insert oxymoronic phrase)


i was at my regular saturday morning yoga class and the teacher taught us a short ashtanga (http://www.yogajournal.com/basics/1366) sequence that involved jumping. one of the women said something like, "kids do it all the time, but how often do adults get to jump in real life? never!".  i was thinking, "i do! i was jumping … Continue reading jumping


march is nutrition month, and this year we celebrated it at work by having a potluck. the general overall theme was healthy eating; the underlying challenge was to prepare and bring healthy foods that people wanted to eat, which left quite a wide range open for interpretation.  we had the requisite fruit and veggie tray, and … Continue reading potlucks

cookie break!

and speaking of cookies...recently my coworker was walking around with a plate of her latest offering: homemade cookies. way to boost morale in the workplace!  one of her favorite websites for recipes is http://www.kingarthurflour.com.  i tried some of the recipes from this website and had great success with them (the blueberry muffins were a big hit with … Continue reading cookie break!