Vacation

I am on my way to a five day vacation with three women I know from elementary and middle school. We come from very diverse backgrounds and have chosen very different paths in life. Our lives and get together could probably qualify for some mid-life chick flick. The vacation is a reunion for all of…

Bucket List

I don’t have a bucket list to complete “before I die.” I was born with this strange innate clock that is always running, reminding me that my time on earth is limited so I better use it while I’ve got it. It took me a long time to realize that not everyone feels that same…

The Philadelphia Zoo

I wrote several weeks ago about playing hooky with kids and spending the day at the Philadelphia Zoo. As we plan to head back today on a school-is-out celebratory trip with  friends, I wanted to write about the Zoo itself. We LOVE this zoo. I do not know if it is just because it is…

Playing Hooky

I had a glorious day this week playing hooky with all of my kids. We own a game that is no longer produced (by Mattell) called Chatter Matters.* It is a very hokey family game designed to get the family “talking”. One has to answer questions about how well they know other family members, about…

Winter break

Today is day 3 of the kids being home for winter break. DH and I planned a day at the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. Needless to say, such an outing, even with only six of the seven kids, is a production. Lots of planning….. DH broke his toe last night (I can’t even…