Hi all! It's March 20th again... the day when spring arrives in name if not in spirit, and the day of my birth. Am I another year wiser? When it comes to the habits of two-year-olds, yes. What else have I learned? Polka dots are fun. Buckwheat pancakes are good only in theory. Vikings make a great subject for a tv series. There are lots of beautiful old barns in upstate New York. They are hard to photograph when your child is asleep in the car and you don't want to wake her. Air conditioning is grand. So are slippers. It feels good to go for a walk in the snow. It feels just as good to enjoy hot tea afterwards. You can't go to the zoo too often. Not all cars fit in all parking garages. Porgy and Bess is kinda sad. Old Fisher-Price toys are way better than new ones. Thirty-four isn't much older than 33. In fact, I probably look less haggard this year (for getting nearly normal amounts of sleep all year). Last year was good to me, and I look forward to what this coming year brings.