Category: Weekends

Friday post: Deconstructing the week (plus my blog vacation)

I am on vacation next week and will not be blogging much (if at all). Try not to miss me too much 🙂 Some ups and downs this week as usual. I had scheduled a massage this morning — my little occasional treat — but after getting myself to the place on time, and then waiting for a while, I learned my masseuse was not there yet and was running at least 30 minutes late.… read more »

Weekends with kids: Benihana, Sesame Place, waking up before 7 a.m.

Weekends with kids are a wee bit different from weekends without kids. I was thinking of that as we were driving back this afternoon (Sunday) from Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA. This Sesame Street themed water park has its charms: a reasonable entry-level roller coaster, some nice water slides, a lazy river. However, it's highly unlikely I would be going the… read more »

Off the clock this weekend

The 2-year-old continues to be a handful, and to wake up too early. I also had a rather ugly showdown with the 10-year-old about bedtime on Friday night. However, there were a number of moments of near, or genuine relaxation/fun this weekend. Among them: The impromptu pool party. The boys had a half day Friday to end the school year. My 7-year-old was playing… read more »

Weekend highlights

A few highlights from this past weekend: On Friday, I went to Princeton for a low-key version of Reunions. It is not a major one for me (16th!) but there was a class happy hour, and since I live a mere hour away, I decided to go for it. I had a good time, and I was home around 9 p.m. Also, I got a hoagie from the Wawa, which made me relive my time there on so many levels. All I n… read more »

Over the castle on the hill

If you've listened to pop radio lately, you have no doubt heard Ed Sheeran reminiscing about the town where he grew up. The restless guitars lead to the chorus where Sheeran recounts going 90 down those country lanes, singing to Tiny Dancer, and missing the way he felt watching the sunset over the castle on the hill. It is a song thick with nostalgia, which I… read more »