Yesterday, we headed out to Homestead Nursery at Galloway to tag our trees (one balled, one cut) from our favorite local organic family-owned tree farm because it was a sunny mild day and we knew that a Nor’easter was heading our way.… Read more
Giving Greg a gift anytime of year is next to impossible. He is a man of no wants! His socks have large holes in the soles even though I bought him new socks, he wears his shoes until the soles crack and leak, most of his clothes and suits are 1-2 decades old, and he doesn’t like any material possessions other than comfy clothes when not dressed for work (they too are older than our girls), his iPhone 4, his TiVo, and money in his pocket to play poker as a means to decompress from corporate America.… Read more
My girls love to go door-to-door in costume while visiting all of our neighbors, but what do we do with all of our candy?
I buy gluten-free safe candy from the Natural Candy Store (gluten-free candy that is manufactured in a gluten-free facility) or Imake our own candyso they don’t go without sweet treats, and since the candy Ainsley and Sydney eat is not given out on Halloween, I created a different tradition combining several ideas along the way.… Read more
Father’s Day was here again, and I was put to the test yet again. Greg is a man who wants nothing. Literally, he doesn’t want us to buy him a single thing, and when we do, he returns it more times than not, so the girls and I were left to our own creativity.… Read more
Today, I announced a Curb Alert to my fellow Freecyclers while listing all the good stuff there for the taking, but before I could hit ‘send,’ Ainsley snatched up Santa and lugged him back into the house.
I woke up to the happiest little girls as Ainsley and Sydney couldn’t wait to give me their cards (Ainsley’s card contained a gift certificate to the Water Club Spa at the Borgata and Sydney’s card contained a note that we had a 5:30 dinner reservation for four at my favorite restaurant, Izakaya, which is also at the Borgata).… Read more