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Concrete jungles
Wednesday, March 30, 2016      4 comments

We were in NY yesterday. I don't think I'll ever complain about living in a quiet, dull place again, because driving through NY gridlock was painful. I feel for the natives who have to do that every day. At one point the gps gave us confusing... Read more
My old nemesis
Tuesday, March 29, 2016      4 comments

We are spending a full week on the road, touring college campuses with the soccer kid. This means a different hotel each night. And it means averting my eyes whenever I am faced with that most cruel invention, the full-length mirror. Yest... Read more
Sunnyside up
Monday, March 28, 2016      4 comments

Spending this week with our kid has helped me notice things I hadn't before. For example, who knew she was such a glass-is-half-full person? Today the campus tour was in pouring rain, and the kid still enjoyed herself. She wanted to have lunc... Read more
A historic day off
Sunday, March 27, 2016      3 comments

After a few late nights followed by several early mornings, we slept in today - what a treat! And then spent the afternoon doing the touristy thing, following the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston. It took us over an hour just to navigate the p... Read more
Two down
Saturday, March 26, 2016      2 comments

We just checked into our second hotel and have toured two campuses with the soccer kid. She loved the place we visited yesterday - it was our college kid's second choice a couple of years ago, so we've seen it before. The students were well tr... Read more
Open road
Friday, March 25, 2016      4 comments

I've stuffed eight days of clothes and toiletries into a carry-on bag - I'll be rumpled but at least everything will fit in the car! We will head out early in the morning for our soccer kid's first college tour. 11 campuses, 7 cities, 8 days. ... Read more
Hitting our limit
Thursday, March 24, 2016      3 comments

The soccer kid and I are on our fourth late night of staying up past 2 am together. We're averaging less than 5 hours of sleep this week, which is bad enough for an old dame like me but really awful for a growing teen like her. But she has no ... Read more
Night owling
Wednesday, March 23, 2016      6 comments

The soccer kid missed 6 days of school after her knee surgery and is still catching up on missed homework. She also missed 8 tests that she has to make up as well, while still keeping up with new assignments and tests. So she has been staying ... Read more
Loosening the apron strings
Tuesday, March 22, 2016      3 comments

Our soccer kid turned 16 last week and just found out today that she's been accepted into a full-time modestly paid summer internship program. And our college kid has accepted a co-op position so he will be working full-time all summer and fall... Read more
Monday, March 21, 2016      5 comments

The kid's spring break starts on Friday, so we are going to take her on her first college tour. I've put together an itinerary of 11 colleges in 7 cities, in 3 neighboring states. I've booked a bunch of hotels and registered for a pile of tour... Read more
Sunday, March 20, 2016      4 comments

I just read a very courageous post by a spark friend. She has loved ones with very complicated and painful lives, and I just cannot imagine the stress of her being so strong and wise and doing the right thing, which is often the really hard thi... Read more
Senior moments
Saturday, March 19, 2016      3 comments

The hub and I both thought we were invited to a St. Patrick's Day party Friday night. I sent him into the supermarket to buy green sugar sprinkles so I could decorate some treats to take to the party, and he happened to meet one of the party ho... Read more
Ms Grump
Friday, March 18, 2016      3 comments

I'm feeling trollish today. Like the grumpy antisocial creatures who live under bridges, not like the cretins who wander the internet to pick fights! I am mostly a stereotypical geeky introvert, but get stuck on a lot of committees for balance... Read more
My little hero
Thursday, March 17, 2016      5 comments

Our kid went back to school today. She had to hobble slowly with her crutches, and ask friends to carry her heavy school bag between classes. The school nurse lent her an elevator key so she wouldn't have to deal with stairs. And she lasted t... Read more
Birthday hangover
Wednesday, March 16, 2016      3 comments

The soccer kid has spent 8 days at home recovering a bit from her knee surgery, and is going to try to return to school tomorrow. She can barely hobble on crutches, and can barely bend her knee enough to sit down, so I doubt she will last the w... Read more

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