Santa Barbara: The Good

Back again from Santa Barbara, which has become our summer tradition. It’s not that we aren’t willing to travel anywhere else, it’s just that Santa Barbara is so nice, and so easy–easy to get to, and easy to be in. … Continue reading

Summer in Santa Barbara

I wish we could spend the whole summer in Santa Barbara, but I really can’t complain about having a week there. While Kauai is our top vacation spot, it’s a little out of our reach right now. Three plane tickets … Continue reading

Sand Pail List – What I Want To Do This Summer

Happy First Day of Summer, all! Last year I created my first Sand Pail List, and I think I can call it a rousing 50% success. This year’s list has some similar items, but with a few changes: Go to … Continue reading

How Was Your Weekend?

Ours started a day early, kind of. On Friday, Baguette’s cast came off (huzzah!). What was her response to this development? Sock all gone. I got a foot! At the moment she walks with that foot turned out, and she … Continue reading

Sand Pail List, Revisited

In May, I created my “Sand Pail List” of things I wanted to accomplish this summer. How’d we do? Let’s take a look: Going to the park We did go to local playgrounds, but not nearly as often as I’d … Continue reading

Sand Pail List

The latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens (and with that, I am officially my mother–or, since she read Woman’s Day and Family Circle, perhaps one of her close cousins) encourages people to make a “Sand Pail List” of things … Continue reading