Category: Weekends

Moments both intense and slow

This was quite a weekend, as I look back on it. I think it officially began for me Thursday night, when I went to a retirement party for a teacher at my kids' preschool. It was ladies only, and in the gorgeous backyard of a friend's house. The day had been hot, but the temperature dropped to perfect for an evening outside. My friend was worried about parking, so she t… read more »

“A good conscience is a continual Christmas”

I spent a lot of this weekend reading Benjamin Franklin. I have been noodling around the idea of creating a reading guide of sorts that would contain half a dozen ready-made "to be read" lists based around a theme. One of those is self-help (well, "your best life" sounds better). I'd remembered reading part of Ben Franklin's autobiography and liking it, and so… read more »

In which I chicken out

So I started the Cub Scout camping trip this weekend with high hopes. I packed rain gear and cold weather gear. I drove up with my 9-year-old and 7-year-old to Rickett's Glen State Park, which is a lovely place in the Poconos about 2 hours and 15 minutes north of us. I knew the weather was iffy, but the troop leaders decided the trip was still on, since it looked like… read more »

The natural snooze button

This weekend I enjoyed something I haven’t experienced in a while. On both weekend days, I woke up on my own. No alarm, no baby, no husband waking me up because he'd taken the baby at 5 a.m. and now it was my turn. On Friday night I went to bed at 11:30 p.m., and started drifting in and out around 7 a.m. At 7:30 a.m. I got up and made coffee (and woke my husband up since it… read more »

The case of the missing egg

After we arrived home on Saturday from Hawaii, my husband went shopping and got eggs and a dye kit. He hard boiled 48 eggs, and put four broken ones away for eating. During the 2-year-old's nap, the older kids decorated the 44 remaining eggs with the dye, stickers, and a shaving cream concoction that my husband said he learned from Martha Stewart (I kid you not… read more »