home life

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Leaving on a Jet Plane

March was miserable, but April’s already an improvement. Not only because the office politics are settling out, but because I left the country. Let me tell you, THAT really helps! Yes, we managed to jump through all the pandemic travel hoops, and here we are […]

Guided by Dog

Guided by Dog

Alot of people warned us that if we got a dog, we’d never sleep in late again. But they were wrong. WE got a dog, and I’VE never slept in late again. This pup is up a bit after dawn every day. He sleeps on […]

COVID in the HOUSE

COVID in the HOUSE

Sunday, January 3rd was a particularly eventful day for us. Yes, it was the Patriot’s last game of the season, which impacted us in more ways than one. It was also the day I got dose #1 of the Moderna SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, which was lucky […]

COVID Call

COVID Call

I’m on call for our practice this weekend, through Thanksgiving. I’m not sure I need to give much intro to this other than to flash this current graph from the Massachusetts Department of Health: Soooooo now you know what I’ve been paged about pretty much […]

Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes

It really is my birthday. Yesterday during the Pats game (yes, during, because the game was pretty painful to watch), my family threw me a party with a homemade apple pie (thanks, bro) and a beautiful strawberry shortcake from Montilio’s (thanks Mom)! As I blew […]

Sunday Morning Nature Walk

Sunday Morning Nature Walk

I just couldn’t do ZOOM church this morning. Again. Sigh. I miss our church and our friends, but our weekdays are so hectic, what with a crush of exhausting ZOOM meetings (the kids too, as they are both doing full-remote school), coordinating my office days […]

A Pawsitive Post

A Pawsitive Post

Sometimes I just need to write about what is really going on in our lives: We adopted a puppy! The puppy thing has been in the works for many moons, since we relocated to a home that actually has a yard with a fence around […]

Personal and Family Crises

Personal and Family Crises

Yes, it’s been a month since my last post, and I owe you all an explanation. So here’s what’s been happening: In mid-February, my dad fell down his stairs and hit his head. He hit hard, but seemed okay, at first. It was four days […]

Phooey to the Flu

Phooey to the Flu

Okay, so despite all the usual precautions, me and the kids got the flu. Again. It was my day “off” when the nurse called me to come pick up Babygirl from school. I wasn’t the only parent summoned to pick up a febrile sickie; the […]

Vacation Message

Vacation Message

You can have your vacation, and eat healthy/ exercise/ relax/ sleep, too! This is our family vacation, and I mean family:¬†Grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins… The idea is very simple. We rent a house near the beach in Maine, and then everyone takes turns visiting […]