The High Life at the Seashore

This weekend, we headed to the coast of Massachusetts to visit J’s dad (MartiniShaker) and stepmom (GottaMove). I love going there because they have a beautiful home and we mostly just eat good food and drink alcohol. It’s like visiting the set of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, at least in comparison to our…

Where do your children play?

Before I begin my post, I’m going to put a disclaimer on it. I obviously don’t have any children, so I understand that a lot of my opinions are based on inexperience and ignorance. Saturday night, J hosted a program called “Where do the children play?” for his town. He spoke eloquently on the importance…

Back from the windy city

First of all, Happy belated Mother’s Day to all the mommas out there. I don’t know how you all do it, but kudos. Specifically to Short on Coffee … she is the best and I know she doesn’t realize it. She has so many good qualities (which I hope I inherited), including an unbelievable amount…

Free Movies

Most of you know J and I are thrifty, or as my Dad would say, downright cheap. So our local video store started a program a few months ago in which you could rent older movies for free on Thursdays. J and I jumped right on that! It fit perfectly with our plan to watch…

RIP Babchi

It’s been awhile since I last blogged. I have a good excuse. My grandma, Teofilia, or better known as “Tillie,” died last Saturday and so we spent the week juggling between returning from our respective trips, driving down to Jersey, attending the services, then returning to work. It was quite a whirlwind. A little bit…

Last weekend, this weekend

I’ve been super busy at work this week and every night, so my weekend update is a little delayed … Last weekend, J and I played house with my almost 6-year-old nephew, Bones, and 2-year-old niece, CurlyLocks. We volunteered to watch the kids for my sister, QuickQuestion, and brother-in-law, Yankee, because they had a christening…

Fly no more?

There’s been a lot of shakeup in the airline business and the recent closure of several airlines has us a little bit worried. The shutdown of Skybus hit close to home, actually. I previously blogged about our awesome experience with the airline for our trip to Danville in February. We knew Skybus was doomed from…

La Vigne is French for …

“The Lover.” That’s what J used to tell me when we first started dating. It’s actually “the vineyard.” So J has French descent, none of which he embraces, but that’s beside the point. Coincidentally, my first name is actually common among French … men. That wasn’t my Mom’s intent and our family has absolutely no…

20/20

I’m happy to report that my vision reached 20/20! I was 20/25 for the past two months, as we all know I had a very slllloooowwww healing process. The doctor said he doesn’t want to see me until December and that I can stop taking all my prescription drops!!! A long way from the repeated…

Green Nerds

You already know we’re nerds, so it shouldn’t surprise you that we participated in one hour of darkness tonight as part of a global climate change initiative. Earth Hour, now in its second year. Check it out. Small action, but pretty cool. PS — I swear I did the whole hour, but I think my…

NH’s idea of Spring

Dear Mother Nature, You do realize it is March 28? Just checking. Regards,First time in NH So yes, we got more snow today. Schools were even closed (which means J’s community and senior centers were closed, although he still worked). I think we got up to 6 inches and now it’s mainly just raining. The…