Saturday, August 27, 2016

I just finished The Couple Next Door. It reminded me a bit of Gone Girl, since it had so many twists and turns, but I actually liked it better. (I thought both Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train were overrated.)

Friday, August 26, 2016

I just saw an email that said, "New York Greenwich Village Preschool Registration Now Open," and I thought, "That's cute." Then I remembered my kids are too old for preschool. We found out who Zoe's kindergarten teacher will be. I had heard about the intense, neurotic teacher and the nice, nurturing teacher. She got the nice, nurturing one. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

I'm having a lot of fun with the Hillary app. One of the features is a virtual headquarters. For no apparent reason, they just gave me a dog named Winnie, and I can tap her bowl to give her food. I love it!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

I'm pleased to see that Daisy Goodwin has a new book coming out, called Victoria. Goodwin is a really good historical author and I always like learning more about Queen Victoria. Apparently she was a "party-loving teenager" when she inherited the throne. 
It's funny how kids can surprise you. Before Eric was born, I had a mental list of books I would get for him, books that I really liked when I was a kid, and hoped he might enjoy also. He has liked a number of them (Anastasia Krupnik, Laura Ingalls Wilder), but Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume, and Anne of Green Gables didn't grab him as much (though he's read some of them). A lot of stuff he reads, I've never read - Pippi Longstocking, the Boxcar Children, the Wizard of Oz series.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

I'm a weekly leader in New York on the Hillary app...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I just took a bike ride but it's disgustingly hot and sticky out there. I'll be glad when it cools down. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

I'm reading The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood. It's set in Providence and starts with a yarn bombing. What more could you ask for?