If I had two more hours in a day…

My house would be cleaner. Right now a twice weekly vacuuming, paired with a weekly bathroom cleaning and a more sporadic schedule of dusting, is the best I can do. I would bake my own bread - sans high fructose corn syrup and other bogus ingredients. The thank you cards and other correspondence I would … Continue reading If I had two more hours in a day…

Next week when I’m in Barcelona…

I will take a funicular ride to these trails and take a run - hopefully twice! There will be wine with lunch...followed by late afternoon naps. I will spend hours outdoors walking around to see as many of Gaudi's buildings as possible. Should there be rain, I will check out the Picasso museum. I will … Continue reading Next week when I’m in Barcelona…

Inspiring vs. Inciting – Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

Yesterday was a huge day for politics in Albany, our Capital City on the Hudson. My schedule only allowed for me to attend one of the three pre-primary political rallies, but I am ever so proud to say that my older sons represented at the two events held during the early afternoon. How cool is … Continue reading Inspiring vs. Inciting – Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

Le Petit Bistro – Rhinebeck

Have you been to Rhinebeck?  Long before Hudson got cool, Rhinebeck was the destination for a Hudson Valley afternoon of fine eating and interesting shopping. The drive is lovely with many different roads which all lead there in a most scenic fashion, as I’ve experienced it, be it from the north, south or west and … Continue reading Le Petit Bistro – Rhinebeck

The turtle that is Terrapin, Rhinebeck

Terrapin restaurant in Rhinebeck has been around for a long time, maybe 15 years at their current location inside a beautiful old church right on Route 9. Many years ago, I had dinner there with three other people and was completely put off by the service. I don't remember anything about the food because the … Continue reading The turtle that is Terrapin, Rhinebeck

Filling my garment rack at Nordstrom Rack

You know I'm not much of a follower, preferring to blaze my own trail when it comes to shopping. It doesn't matter if it's groceries (I still haven't been to Trader Joe's or Whole Foods) or clothing - you'll not see me waiting in line to get into the newest retail spot. As a matter … Continue reading Filling my garment rack at Nordstrom Rack