Mid-summer is a brief reprieve.

Ahhhhh, a post. This is what I’ve been longing to do for days now. Weeks? How long has it been? Time is slipping through my fingers as usual. Our recent weekend adventures that involve days of prepping the week before and bleed into the week after have sapped most semblance of normalcy around here. WeRead more

Family Biking Conundrum.

When I was a kid, biking was a given. My parents had bikes and before I could ride my own I rode in a seat on the back of theirs. I watched my siblings (I have three younger ones) rotate through the trailer, and didn’t look twice at my mom pulling them two at aRead more

A nice day.

Sometimes a nice day is just exactly what one needs. Not a fantastic day, or even a great one; these often are sandwiched by build-ups and let-downs (or in the mom’s case clean-up). Too much grandiose calls for exhaustion. And that pull-push pendulum of frenetic energy and depletion is exactly where we’ve been lately. TodayRead more

In Progress.

There are few posts in progress (in my head). The holiday weekend is actually still in progress around here. Spring turning into summer is absolutely still in progress. Can someone tell the Portland weather that Memorial Day weekend has passed? We have rain and highs of low 60’s for the next three days. A massRead more

Superkids Resale and Twice Around the Block (consignment sales in portland, or)

This is only my second consignment “season” but I was surprised that these sales ended up on the same weekend. On my first go-round this past fall they were a week a part. Since I’m a buyer and not a seller (not yet anyway!) it makes for a big extravaganza. Truth is, we didn’t needRead more

Snow Day, 2011.

Here’s how a snow day works in Oregon. First, there is about a week of speculation ending with a day or two of near frenzied will-it-or-won’t-it, stock up on necessities, watch every airing of the news (or, in these technological times, check The Weather Channel app on your iPhone constantly) pre-snow activity. People take chooseRead more