I don’t think I’ll be blogging much over the next 10 days. The kids are off school, and we’ll be going to New York, having some family over, and skiing. So here’s a round-up of a few things on my mind:
I want to start holiday shopping through the year. I don’t particularly like shopping, though I like finding good gifts for people… read more »
This past weekend was probably the peak time for December festivities, and it certainly was for me. But it wasn’t all hustle and bustle. I remain amazed at what can fit in the 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday alarm clock if you plan out weekends ahead of time. I also remain amazed at how relaxed a full weekend can still, at times, feel… read more »
Earlier this year, I read Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity. One of the novel’s recurring themes is the characters trying to list their top 5 albums — perhaps of all time, or in a particular category. I was thinking of this while driving down to Bethesda to give a speech last night. It was a 3-hour drive down and a 2.5-hour drive back. I brought a few old CDs to… read more »
The weather has definitely turned colder these last few weeks. Here in suburban Philadelphia, it also gets dark around 5 p.m. It’s tempting to hibernate indoors on weekends, particularly if we’re coming off busy days, but this past Sunday afternoon was a reminder of what happens when we attempt that with a 6-year-old, 4-year-old, and 2-year-old.… read more »
On Sunday, while I was feeling sorry for myself about not running the Philadelphia half-marathon, my husband and mother-in-law took the kids out. They left at around 10 a.m. I started writing this blog post at 5 p.m., at which point they hadn’t come back yet.
Perhaps the most productive thing to do would have been work, but I didn’t feel like working. B… read more »