ARCHIVE FOR January, 2012

A *Must* Watch7

Posted by Deirdre // 01-19-2012


I will now watch for the 2nd time today, and not the last. The only thing it’s missing is the parenting perspective. I think we’ve got ourselves a project.

Update: No, someone did it. Shit Park Slope Parents say.


And now for the Country mouse POV…11

Posted by Deirdre // 01-11-2012


So the other day I got a tweet from REALDutchessMom asking if I was having a hard time leaving the city. Yep, pretty much. But then again I have a hard time deciding what to have for lunch – I’m just not great at choosing one thing over another (much to the dismay of my husband). You might guess that I love small plate restaurants and sharing dishes. This is true.


And it happens to host the Dutchess County Fair

So she offered to “convince me” and I took her up on it. She kindly created a whole post devoted to this! Honestly, I don’t need much convincing for *considering* that area, Rhinebeck/Red Hook/Tivoli. It’s definitely on our short list, which exists somewhere in our heads and within the pages of this blog.  And I envy much of her life – growing vegetables, having a big dog, doing Pilates (sure I can do that here but I don’t). So having just featured a mostly pro-city post, I thought it was appropriate to see the other side.


Leaving the City – The Horror68

Posted by Deirdre // 01-09-2012



Is it me or does this country mouse look like he's about to skin the other alive?

Okay, that’s a bit of a dramatic title, but the people behind Reclaimed Home Blog (Brooklynites once again) called one of their posts on the subject “Heart of Darkness” and referred to it as The Horror. We often dream about living in a house out in the country, but I think my husband would no longer have a social life or career that involves travel as I’d be terrified to be alone at night. Or I’d just sleep in my kid’s bed.

Even more apropos to the group is their other post featuring a caution/checklist/challenge for those considering the move, which is AMAZING (I’m sorry I hadn’t seen it before now!). Note that they moved back from Beacon, which has been on the minds and tongues of several on the group of late (not to mention the NY Times). As she says, it’s up to personal choice of course. So maybe you belong in nature, with fresh air and open spaces. Or maybe the thought of no delivery and everyone knowing your biz is like starring in your own horror flick. 

Thanks to the fab Upstater Blog for the tip!