Deb’s Buffalo Marathon Report!! It was only fitting that Madeline and I drove to the Nissan Buffalo Marathon in her brand spanking new car bearing the same name. The name Nissan, to me, connotes durability, toughness and reliability. As I write this just 25 hours after crossing the finish line, however, I feel less like… Continue reading how do you spell poo-nah-nee?
Memorial day weekend has become a two-day pilgrimage for D and me with a solid set of rituals: Saturday is the village-wide garage sale, so we each spend the morning scouring our town for bargains before we leave, planning our convergence for noon. Inevitably I run late, but since I drive D must wait for… Continue reading the race report, buffalo half
After a week of painting and cleaning, and then a weekend of carousing with B’s family up from VA for B’s graduation, I slept for 12 hours, nearly straight. We returned from the graduation ceremony + dinner on Sunday night at about 6:30. I promptly put my fanny on the couch and slept until bedtime,… Continue reading the busy
Today I am grateful. It is a day of thanksgiving. Thank you to my amazing dissertation committee, who during my prospectus hearing yesterday were supportive and full of ideas and renewed my enthusiasm for my project. Thank you to my mom and my sister and all my far-flung friends (esp you, digital penny) whom I… Continue reading grateful
According to beloved B, my post yesterday didn’t appropriately convey the awesome-ness that is Little J, who is LITTLE (three short years he’s been on this planet) and who now can ride his bike without training wheels. I guess I’ve been living so long with super-freak kids, my baseline for what’s extraordinary is a bit… Continue reading not enough awe
The rundown since I’ve posted last: 1. Finished, almost, the article I’ve been working on for what seems like forever. 2. Decided that because of my knee injury, that I’m taking off from running until June. Yes, this means that I will not run in Buffalo (though I will still be on as D’s support… Continue reading listing
When my kids went down to stay with my mom during their spring break, they all came back a little bit different. Not only is my mom and the rest of my family made of strong personalities, but my kids are like me in that they tend to take on the mannerisms of the people… Continue reading remembering what’s important