I have been longing to return to the routine of the school year, back from the chaotic pace of a particularly unpredictable summer break. I have been waiting to return to regular carpool, homework, dinner at 6:30, bedtime at 8:30, making lunches and having a sense of command and control. I have been looking forward … Continue reading The green, green grass.
After eight weeks of family eating free-for-all and suspension of nightly bedtimes, we are heading back to the world of routines, schedules and reminders. As the time between school years draws to a close, these are the lists I'll be tucking into a folder full of mementos that one day might populate a scrapbook (or … Continue reading Wildness and mayhem. (dinner plan, week of july 29)
School starts in 10 days, and I am not ready to give up summer.
It is time to divulge a secret about myself that very few people know: I'm a math geek. Not a Rainman, slay-the-tables-in-Vegas math geek, just a place-out-of-freshman-math-at-Princeton math geek. My dad was a math geek, and we used to have fun making up goofy algebra problems for no good reason other than to entertain ourselves. … Continue reading Order of operations.
I remember the day I met Bernard. I was in Jackson, Wyoming on a mission to determine whether or not my sister had lost her mind. Six weeks earlier she had called in the middle of the night to inform me she was getting married. This news was a surprise, as the last time I … Continue reading The heart of the matter.
I'm writing this post on my tiny iPhone, having been without Internet, home phone or TV service since Tuesday due to the massive AT&T U-verse outage. It's fitting actually, after an extended long weekend of family camping (okay, my husband was the main camper) at the local school board holding a place in line to … Continue reading Unplugged
Ours came home Thursday. If you have children in school, you probably received one too. It's the letter describing the "new" safety protocols. The procedures aren't new, at least ours aren't; they're really just a renewed commitment to the basics like "all visitors must enter through the front door," and "the school will conduct periodic … Continue reading The new normal.