Did you know that nearly 20 percent of the population experiences the winter blues? Sad, but true! As the days get shorter and the temperature gets colder, even the most preternaturally cheerful among us can start to feel a sort of lingering dissatisfaction.… READ MORE!
Archives for January 2017
After finishing “The Crown” over winter break (I love British historical dramas!), I needed something new to binge watch. “Search Party,” a 30-minute dark comedy on TBS, had made a couple of year-end “Best Of” lists, so I decided to give it a shot. Although I’m only a few episodes in, I’m obsessed with both the plot (a group of 20-something friends in New York City are trying to solve the mystery of a college acquaintance’s disappearance) and actress Alia Shawkat’s curly bangs.
My husband, who does most of the cooking in our house, thought that baking Hanukkah cookies and other tasty treats over winter break would be a fun way to entertain the kids. Normally, he’s not a fan of baking (too boring, he says), but he must’ve been feeling the holiday spirit something fierce because he made no less than five different baked goods last week.
While snacking on homemade biscotti and Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookies, our 5 year old declared that daddy is “the best cook at home.” That is, he’s the best home cook — but not quite as good a restaurant chef.
“So what am I the best at?” I asked, hoping Levi would say something like “taking care of us” or “playing with us” or, at the very least, “getting us dressed every day.”… READ MORE!