Coming Up: Snow on the Square (Sat 19 Nov)

Rolling Blizzard

Yesterday we had tornado warnings and terrible thunderstorms. But Saturday it will be SNOWING on the square, thanks to Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Chloe purchased the latest Wimpy Kid book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, from Little Shop of Stories

Living: Decatur Wine Fest

glasses - 5 nov 2011

A week and a half ago, as we neared the end of our mission to empty the house of the odds and ends we had accumulated over the years, I took a break to volunteer at the Decatur Wine Festival. Luckily, the day was a gorgeous fall day, perfect for sipping wine, tasting the treats …

Mission Downsize: Complete!

condo - 14 nov 2011

Wowza! It feels like absolutely forever, but, in reality, it was just less than two months ago that we made our first offer and a little over a month ago that we made the jump over. In that time, we found homes for most of the furniture, books, toys, tools and all the rest that …

DecaturSquared Datebook: Coming Up

decatur square - 9 nov 2011

We are now HOURS away from being totally moved out of our old house. While we still have some work to do here (wall hangings, shelves, chalkboard paint!), we are so, so close to being done with this downsize move to the square. And look at all the great things coming up for us to …

Eating: Thumbs Up

thumbs up - 30 oct 2011

Back in early September when we were learning about the various condos for sale around the square, the girls agreed that the one redeeming bit about the location of The Artisan (too far! from the Yogurt Tap) is that the Thumbs Up Diner is right across the street. Assuming that we’d never have to make …

Kids: HomeGrown Halloween Parade

homegrown halloween - 30 oct 2011

Despite being knocked out with a sinus headache (believe the culprit was musty winter clothes), I managed to get three girls (my two plus an extra) out the door and across the street to the HomeGrown Halloween Parade and Monster Ball. What fun! The event was slightly disorganized, but the crowds were very understanding. We …

Eating: Swirlin’ Twirlin’

frozen yogurt -28 oct 2011

A little over a week ago, Chloe and I brave the rain and lines and attended the grand opening of Swirlin’ Twirlin’, Decatur’s newest frozen yogurt shop. For our “bravery”, we were treated to free frozen yogurt with toppings. Yum!

DecaturSquared Datebook: Coming Up

Monster Ball - 30 oct 2011

I had really thought moving was close to being done. But I guess we’ve fallen into the “diminishing returns” part. The last 5-10% is the absolute hardest part, I think. I cannot wait for this move to be done; it has taken a lot out of me, and I’m exhausted. Sat Nov 5, 2011 9am-1pm …

Kids: On the Same Page

poster - 27 oct 2011

Thursday evening, after grabbing a bite to eat at the Food Trucks, we parked the car at home and walked down to the Decatur High School Auditorium for the On the Same Page screening of The Phantom Tollbooth. A nice crowd of folks turned out for the movie! I read The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton …