How to fit the NY skyline in a 1200 sq ft house

The organized soul has one book beside the bed. The glutton sleeps
with the New York Skyline lurching an inch from the bed. ~ Charlotte Gray

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Just dropping a short note to let you all know that (drum roll) I HAVE FINALLY ADDED THE HEADMASTER! (I hope…) It took a while, but I think I finally did it. We’ll find out when he tries post. But it should work.
Hum… can’t think of anything else to post, my mind’s rather foggy, as I have a cough and a cold. If I think of anything else I’ll be sure to post.

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The Family Blog remains a new frontier for the Equuschick. She is not sure how the whole comment thing is managed, either the leaving of them or replying to them. She apologizes for her stupidity and shall manage as best she can.
Her morning has been spent reading and enjoying the first few chapters of “The Solitaire Mystery” and devising a treatmant plan for a sick cat. She is still in her pajamas at 11:13 am, her time. She wonders if she should get dressed and begin lunch.

She decides not just yet. She remains.

She has great plans of visiting the Shedd Aquarium this month and includes a link for the interested few:

Her family departs in an hour for the library and grocery store, she really ought to get dressed. (She means, of course, RE-dressed. In other clothes…)

{remainder of this post deleted by the Deputy Headmistress. Equuschick is now in disgrace in the attic, but don’t worry, we feed her fishheads through the grating in the floor. On Alternate Tuesdays.}

Ergo, she departs.

Deputy Headmistress: to the aforementioned garret in the attic

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The Deputy Headmistress has had some self-debates on the merits of sharing the following link. After all, we want to be known here for our erudite brilliance. We wish to be a shining star in the blogosphere firmament, or at least the firmament of our small circle of internet friends.
But watching this short video just gives our family too much delight to keep to ourselves. We looked around the web to find a little more background (the song is Romanian, the group is O-Zone, the kid is an unknown Dutch lad), and we noted some unfortunate personal remarks about this delightful young person.
We are dismayed to find such cynicism, but not surprised. We do not expect to find it mirrored in our friends.

Sometimes one must simply abandon all reserve and indulge in a little unrepressed joy. And get a load of the eyebrow action.

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Blogging on the bog

Further down the Headmistress briefly refers to the bog in our yard. The bog where she abruptly and involuntarily parked the van Tuesday night (you can see a picture here).

From the air The Common Room driveway looks like a large needle, or at least, it did before the Deputy Headmistress and Zookeeper did some impromptu landscaping with the van.

There is a long, straight entrance from the road. Then, if you like, you can make a circle, so that you can park facing the road rather than backing out. At least it appears that you may do this. Appearances are snares and delusions. The ‘eye’ of the needle is the verdant green center of that circle at the end of the needle- green, green, green. Always green. Except for when it’s greener. This is because there is plenty of moisture there.

On Tuesday night the Deputy Headmistress and Zookeeper intended to drive the van around the eye of the needle, but the Common Room van does not turn on a dime. It does not turn on a quarter or a silver dollar, nay, nor does it turn on the largest turkey platter ever used in a Marine Corps dining facility. It turns on a city block when it’s feeling fine and sassy (the van, not the city block).

Being the brilliant educator that she is, the Deputy Headmistress and Zookeeper quickly realized she was stuck and decided not to make matters worse, so she turned the van off and went inside to await the Headmaster. He was too tired to bother with it so suggested they all sleep on it. By Wednesday morning the back end of the van was exhaust-pipe deep in mud. (Probably having nine of us sleeping on it hadn’t helped matters any- ha).

Fifty pounds of kitty litter poured into the hole simply made a slurping sound and disappeared. We think we heard the bog say, “Yum. Give me more.”

The Common Room denizens have always been extraordinarily blessed in friends, and one of the Princes Among the Friends came over tonight and helped the Headmaster pull the van out. We expect to make a pond in the eye of the needle come spring. Or rather, we expect to have to wall in the growing pond come spring.

We shall stock it with little fishes most delicious and we’ll have them for supper and we’ll have them for tea.

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