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Halloween Parade in Nyack

A rockin’ Saturday night in Nyack! A parade and two really fun parties. Here we go, folks… I was a cowgirl. Greg was “your worst nightmare.” Sam was a mouse., That ain’t coffee, friends. Halloween parade fun: Angie, I mean… […]

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Garage is Clean!

We have cleaned the garage! I should have taken a before photo, but I had so much anxiety about how messy it was I couldn’t bear to. I’m feeling better now — and we can find stuff again! Best feeling […]

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Fun at Tallman State Park

A simple trip to the playground turned into a serendipitous afternoon of fun with Ashely, Loa and Arlo. Yes, as we were walking up to the playground, I started squinting: Is that Ashley? Indeed it was. We played on the playground […]

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Trunk or Treat

The annual trunk or treat event at Upper Nyack Elementary is a fundraiser for the PTA, and a fun-raiser for all the kids. There’s a hand in there! The cars are really done up. Jen’s car: Creepy! Fall fun: All […]

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Sam Writes a Story

Our little auteur is making her debut. “Once upon a time…” Get pen to paper, girl! And we have to document on social media, or it didn’t happen, right? Related posts: A Story with Irene Farmers Market Loot Flowers and […]

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Supper at the Ranch

Saturday night supper at Leigh and Sondra’s. One in a series of “Leigh with a drink.” And mom, too. Chicken supper with kale. Love and grammy. Related posts: Saturday Supper at the Ranch Supper at the Ranch Saturday Night Supper […]

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Secor Farm in Fall

Our second annual trip to Secor Farm, for a hayride and a little pumpkin patch. Hay ride: Ooh, scary! Pumpkin patch (sort of): Here we are! Corn maze! Corn: Hello silly family: Some fall portraits of Sam: Selfies! Cute girl. […]

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Fall Festival at Green Meadow Waldorf

A fine fall day at Green Meadow Waldorf, where we rode on a dragon coaster, took a hay ride and made some candles. Orchard:   Candle dipping: Caramel apple! Related posts: Fall Festival at Green Meadow Waldorf School A Few […]

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Blessing of the Animals

This year’s Feast of Saint Francis — the Blessing of the Animals — was really something. We had a mule show up! Plus all the usual critters: dogs, cats, even turtles. It’s an event I look forward to every year. […]

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Day Off!

Some much needed R&R on a Friday off. Yoga, massage, and new hair. In the chair! Done. And, in the evening, a birthday party for Gigi! Can you believe they’re six now? Related posts: Gigi’s Birthday Party at Muscoot Farm […]

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Concert in the Park

One of the best things about the concert in the South Nyack park — the little one between Depot Place and Franklin — is that we can enjoy the music while keeping an eye on Sam as she plays on […]

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First Fire of the Season

Sometimes a fire is more welcome when the day has been warm. It takes off the chill of the evening. We started outside with martinis — — and a few rounds of “My Little Pony.” Then the cold chased us […]

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Happy Birthday Campbell!

A neighborhood party for Campbell! The album cover: Happy Birthday! Related posts: Campbell’s Birthday Party Happy Birthday Claire! Happy Birthday James! Happy Sixth Birthday to Claire!

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Nyack Drive-In: The Wizard of Oz

Hooray for Kris and Rivertown Film. Another fun community event downtown: the screening of The Wizard of Oz on the telephone building. What a world! What a world! Related posts: Drive-In Nyack: Mary Poppins Outdoor Movie Night Downtown: Cartoons! ‘The […]

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First Day of School: First Grade

First day of first grade, can you believe it? Our big girl. Obviously on the first day of school, we are out of coffee, so at the crack of dawn, I’m down at Starbucks. My reward: a beautiful sunrise. Always […]

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Labor Day at Oratamin

Nice weather this year for the annual Labor Day Games at Oratamin. I made Snappy Bloody Marys (and regular ones) for the club, Samantha competed in a few races, and, later, Candace and Chris joined us for a drink poolside. […]

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Sunday in the Park (and at the Pool)

Karen’s visit continues with sunbathing, swimming and a concert in the South Nyack park. Randomly matching bathing suit and borrowed goggles: Obviously gin and tonics are involved. Yay! Related posts: Concert at Franklin Street Park The First Concert in the Park! […]

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A Visit with Karen

More pool time, this time with supper — and a special guest from Australia: Karen! Related posts: Fall at the Farmers Market, With Karen! Back at Ippudo, With Karen! To Harry’s, with Karen Aviation Cocktails with Karen

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Swimming and Sunning

Here’s the thing about repetitive shots of G&Ts and roses and Sam swimming. They show how often we enjoyed the swim club this summer. Most every weekend. Lots of weeknights, too. It was relaxing, easy and enjoyable. And she loved […]

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Summer Friday

  One last day off this staycation, spent sunning and swimming. Caprese! Back home, enjoying the summer sky.   Related posts: Fun Friday Relaxing at the Pool Summer Day at the Pool Summer Supper: Burgers and Tomatoes

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Pool Afternoon

On this vacation, an activity in the morning, and the pool in the afternoon. Cheers! Steak with arugula and tomatoes. Sammy and Mommy. Related posts: Photos from an Afternoon at the Pool Afternoon at the Pool Hot Dog Supper at […]

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Pool Supper

More summer suppers — a beautiful Caprese, grilled zucchini, corn and chicken. Related posts: Grilled Pork Chop Supper Caprese Supper at the Pool Corn and Zucchini Salad Family Supper on the Porch

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Flowers and a Story

More flowers for the office, and an evening on the patio with The Little Prince. A good Monday.   Related posts: On the Hunt for Evening Fragrant Flowers Ugly Flowers Cocktail Porch Flowers 2014: Shopping at Rosedale with Sam Barrel-Aged […]

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Caprese Supper at the Pool

It just doesn’t get old. And the best summer supper. Related posts: Hot Dog Supper at the Pool Relaxing at the Pool The Season’s First Caprese Salad! Brrr! Turning Blue at the Pool

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Lazy Sunday

A fun Sunday, with a breakfast at Art Cafe, a trip to the farmers market and an afternoon at the pool, where we celebrated Chris’ 50th and played a round of cornhole. We ended with a nightcap on the patio. […]

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Selfies in August

Actually the first two are not a selfies, but …. those glasses, tho. My new headshot, shot by the incomparable Tania. Heading to the beach with wine and a crossword. Related posts: First Storm of 2014: Sidecars and Selfies Selfies with […]

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Fun Friday

It was one of those serendipitous evening at Oratamin, when everybody decided to pack a picnic — and the gin and tonics — and make an evening of it. Children played, adults laughed, we all ate well. This is summer. […]

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Rock Out, Man! Crush Plays the Park

A super-fun concert this time around: Crush, a 80s and 90s cover band rocked the house. Everything from Def Leppard to Joan Jett to Bon Jovi. We loved it! Related posts: Concert in the Park The First Concert at the […]