Posted in November 2012

We’re Back!

…and recommitted! First, let me apologize for my blogging hiatus.  We were in Philly for 9 nights – 8 full days – and in that short time, we saw over 80 friends and family.  There were dinners and lunches and a date night and time spent sneaking away for runs (four total).  Each night we feel into … Continue reading


I’m not so sure you can really call it a vacation when you are going home to spend loads of quality time with your family.  (Visions of Four Christmases dance in my head.)  But we’re off. I’m reading A.J. Jacobs’ Drop Dead Healthy now, and came across an interesting theory that I believe will help … Continue reading

So close…

We had family photos done last weekend at our neighborhood park.  I already mentioned it here, but it bears repeating: I was reticent because I am still nearly 15 pounds overweight.  And then I saw the photos, and I thought: my God, what silliness.  We are so happy.  Waistlines will grow and shrink, but the … Continue reading


First, I have to tell you I’ve been up since 4:30.  I was scrolling through my Facebook feed while nursing A and a local friend shared that she had “roof rats”.  Apparently they are ROUSes and they race around all night in the roof to escape from the cold and then they will get into … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: Four More Weeks til Race Day

Top of the morning to you all!  Your fearless blogmistress has been up since five (it’s currently 6:14 AM), attempting to valiantly carbo-load before today’s long run.  It’s been a mostly futile exercise.  I’ve managed to choke down a pear and maybe 1/3 cup oatmeal with raisins and honey.  I’ll probably attempt to eat something else … Continue reading

Good Choice, Not-So-Good Choice

My son is having a tough time at school. A little background: we started Hendrik in a two year-old program in September.  I agonized over this decision (seriously, tears and spreadsheets and 867 school visits), but I knew he was ready for the challenge.  He was 2.25 years old, extremely verbal and bright, and needed … Continue reading


GAH. I just logged in to my old Hotmail account, ready to do some serious damage with the delete button, to find… NOTHING. My entire account – likely due to inactivity – has been wiped clean, and only one email exists (a cheery welcome from Hotmail, who just callously wiped out my entire history SINCE 1998). … Continue reading

Organized Christmas

There are few things I love more than a great organizational tip.  I’ve streamlined my life in many ways since having kids (travel packing spreadsheets; family calendars; meal planning; endless to-do lists), and now Christmas is getting the binder treatment. Check out Organized Christmas when you get a sec.  It’s got great PDFs you can … Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: Rock the Vote

It’s Election Day!  Finally, we shall be able to put the incessant political ads behind us, and also pick our next president and all that jazz.  I hope you are all getting to the polls today.  Ailie and I were there this morning, because despite having two weeks to cast my ballot early, I procrastinate.  … Continue reading

The Gym and Me: A Love Story

Do you remember when Chandler Bing wanted to quit the gym?  And it was virtually impossible?  Not so at LA Fitness (it was actually somewhat offensive, how unfazed they were by my leaving). In Queens, I was a member of the New York Sports Club.  It was about five blocks from my apartment; the price was … Continue reading