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We went to a farm today in Queens — the oldest running farm in New York state, I think. We fed goats (and sheep and an alpaca). Now I'm tired, which has as much to do with chasing my little animal around the farm as it does with hitting the vino a little too hard [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28k_SSOAUrA "Mad Men" starts up again on Sunday!!! To prepare, Drew and I have been re-watching the entire previous season, and now I'm more excited than a kid on Christmas Eve (if you don't have time to re-watch previous episodes, this is a great re-cap to remind you of where we left things when last [...]

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Happy Friday! How was your week? Mine was good. For the last three weeks, Jackson's babysitter has been working an extra morning, which was especially helpful for the two weeks straight that Jackson didn't nap because I would not have had much time to work otherwise. And then this week Jackson not only started napping [...]

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I am writing this as Jackson is napping, which is a really big deal because it is the first nap he has taken in two weeks straight, and it means that maybe he isn't completely done with naps just yet after all (though him barfing an hour before he passed out may have something to [...]

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It is spring!! Hallelujah, it is spring!! This morning Jackson and I celebrated the beginning of a new and better season by skipping dance class and hitting the playground, where we saw a bunch of friends and had a great time. I had to go and ruin the good vibe by taking him to a [...]

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Happy Friday! I don't know about you, but I'm glad this week is over. There were some highlights: Drew and I went to our first Broadway show in about four years (we saw "All The Way" with Bryan Cranston); I saw an old friend last night whom I hadn't seen since like June, we went [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr8ol8ufSRg Happy Friday, everyone! I want to use this space to thank you again for all the donations you've sent to help save this site. A few days ago, I really felt like I was in crisis mode, at least in terms of this part of my life. I love this site so much and [...]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGYAAsHT4QE Hooray, hooray, hooray — Mercury Retrograde is over today and so is February. Sayonara and adios! I will be happy to not see either of them again for a long time. And to celebrate their departure, I am heading to the airport and hightailing it to Chicago, by myself, for a long weekend of [...]

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This picture pretty much sums up my week. It was a doozy. And to top it all off, I recorded a Drinking With Wendy where I made a pomegranate margarita in honor of National Margarita Day, which is tomorrow, and the damn audio didn't work and I just didn't have the energy to re-record. Plus, [...]

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Happy Friday, full moon, Valentine's Day, y'all! I don't know about you, but I am so glad it's the weekend. Today is actually our Saturday because Drew is working a Sunday-Thursday schedule during the Olympics. He is also working late evenings and hasn't been coming home until after Jackson goes to bed, giving me a [...]

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I took this picture Wednesday morning after we were hit with a 1-2 punch of snow followed by an ice storm. It's pretty, but incredibly inconvenient. I'm not sure which is harder — digging a car out of several feet of snow and then trying to save your urban parking spot like I used to [...]

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Happy Friday! I had a pretty good week, did you? I especially enjoyed reading all the lurker introductions the other day. I read every single one and was so impressed with what an accomplished and eclectic readership we have. I wish all you lurkers commented a little more. Please do if you feel compelled to! [...]

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On Tuesday evening I had a date with my friend Mary to take her to dinner as a thank you for watching Simone and Miles for us while we were in Austin over New Year's. We planned to go to one of our favorite neighborhood spots — Chuko, a restaurant that specializes in some of [...]

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FRIDAY!!!!! Damn, it took long enough.

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This morning I took my first preschool tour (my first as a parent, that is). Here in NYC, the world of schools in general, and pre-schools specifically, is a crazy, kind of intense one. For a variety of reasons I won't bore you with, children start school early here (like, at 2 years old) and [...]

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