I often joke that I moved to Suburbia, but we didn’t really move that far, only about 20 miles southwest of where we were before. There is world of difference, though, when you drive west on the 101 over the hills of the San Fernando Valley into the Conejo Valley. The temperature drops 10 degrees, [...]
Many of my friends are turning forty this year. I am not among them – no, I just turned 39 thankyouverymuch. And in case you’re playing along at home, my husband Stewart did a very nice job of making the day special. We waited until the following evening for the official celebration, when we hired [...]
This morning I posted my review of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief over at Swag of the Day. I wanted to like it. Really, I did.
*PITA = Pain In The Ass Life Lesson #476: no matter how move-in ready, your “new” house will be filled with idiosyncrasies that will eat up your time: The tiny kitchen whose cabinets force you to learn a new way of creative storage – like putting pasta in the hall closet because the water heater [...]