Great news! I've goaded (her term) another friend, Sonya, into starting a blog. Fun fact: Sonya is the only person I know who loves "Fair and Tender Ladies" by Lee Smith as much as I do. She's only a few posts into her blog but you should definitely check it out -- and leave a comment. It is so much fun to get blog comments.
On an unrelated note, day No. 1 of the great gym experiment went perfectly today. Claire didn't even look up when I left her in the kids' center, which may or may not have been solely because THE Riley Kirby was there at the same time. I guess we'll find out how big of a factor that was the first time we go without Riley, but so far, so good!