How Was Your Weekend

If you’re American and like a lot of Americans, you probably celebrated the Fourth of July in something like a stereotypical All-American style. There was family and friends and cookouts and parties and drinking and reds whites and blue everywhere, and of course fireworks. I decided to go against the grain. I decided to remodelContinue reading “How Was Your Weekend”

Road Trip 2015

School vacation week was this week. This year we decided to take a trip back down to the Maryland/Virginia area to visit family. We hadn’t been there in four years. It gave us the chance to catch up with family and a few old friends.  We started in Frederick, got the chance to both chillContinue reading “Road Trip 2015”

NaNoWriMo 2014 – Day 2

I promise not post progress every single day. I think will tend to make people bonkers. But here we are at the end of day two of NaNoWriMo, and I’m just curious: how’s it going? For myself, I’m justĀ overĀ 6000 words. It’s a nice start, especially since I know that once the work week hits, lifeContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2014 – Day 2”

How Was Your Weekend?

This weekend, like many of the weekends during the school year, was a blur. Ballet classes, Sunday school, grocery shopping, etcetera etcetera–the list runs long. One of the things we did was man a table at the local Farmer’s Market. The town Farmer’s Market has been running for about a month now, and will keepContinue reading “How Was Your Weekend?”

How Was Your Weekend (part 3) – New Books

(Last one, I promise.) Part of the Memorial Day festival in our town includes a library book sale. A buck a hardcover, or a buck for two paperbacks. This year I spent eight dollars and came away with some great reading: Some are books I’ve read before and loved but don’t own (South of Broad).Continue reading “How Was Your Weekend (part 3) – New Books”

How Was Your Weekend (part 2) – Updating the Addams Family Patch

The front part of my house gets no sunlight in the summer. I have a pretty large tree in the front yard, such as it is, and another tree right next to it. And because I don’t really have a house but rather a condo, I therefore don’t really have a yard so much asContinue reading “How Was Your Weekend (part 2) – Updating the Addams Family Patch”

How Was Your Weekend?

It was a long weekend here in the States, a holiday weekend. Memorial Day was today, which is the day we celebrate the men and women who served our country and gave their life in that service. To honor that sacrifice, our town holds a Memorial Day festival every year. And for a tiny townContinue reading “How Was Your Weekend?”

Movie Review: Muppets Most Wanted

My wife and I took the kids to see “Muppets Most Wanted” this weekend. As a matter of full disclosure, I should state up front that I didn’t really want to see it in the first place. From all the commercials and trailers, it didn’t look like it was up to the caliber of theContinue reading “Movie Review: Muppets Most Wanted”

How Was Your Weekend?

Won’t lie, this weekend was a little soul-crushing. We’ve decided to paint the master bedroom. Well, let’s back up a bit. We’ve decided we need a new bed. The current mattress is eleven years old, and nobody’s back is happy with that. So it’s time to replace it. Plus, the bed frame is the sameContinue reading “How Was Your Weekend?”