Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com Like all families, we have had some inconveniences and disappointments due to Covid, however, unlike over 350,000 thousand American families, we have not experienced the unimaginable heartbreak that a death due to the Coronavirus brings. I know the isolation has been devastating to those who are social, to kids, … Continue reading Goose Chase
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Pexels.com Two weeks before school started, two weeks before the School Board mandated "Open as usual. 100% capacity. Full time," I was told that in an effort to keep class sizes down, I was being moved out of the library and into a middle school teaching block and that the … Continue reading The Library is Closed
Photo by Chevanon Photography on Pexels.com As I sit here this rainy morning, drinking my coffee, like I always do, I am contemplating how so many of our family rituals have coffee at the center. Every night, Scott cleans the carafe, grinds the beans and sets the timer. Every night. In the morning, the dog … Continue reading Coffee Culture
I live in Ketchikan, Alaska where we get 150 inches of rain per year on average. Really. Google it. When I saw the Saturday Six Word Story prompt was "Rain," I knew I had the perfect story-telling picture in my phone. Recesses are rainy here, and the kids don't let that stop them.
I love a pumpkin spice latte and a cozy sweater the much as the next person. I love a crisp fall day with yellow leaves crunching underfoot, I love inky skies with bright stars, but I have to admit, I absolutely love summer. Summer, and all it brings. In summertime the air is soft, leaves … Continue reading Summertime, And The Living Is Easy…
I am enjoying these picture prompts!! I wanted to take a selfie with my darling grandson, but my efficacy was dashed when a naughty puppy interrupted the conversation with a cold wet nose! It did not help the design of the photo when little grandson offered aid by fixing my hair!! (five prompt words in … Continue reading Nosy and a little Naughty
A fun new prompt today asked that we find a song that fits one of these prompt words: Baking/Bread/Cake/Pie/Picnic Of course the FIRST song to pop in my head was "Someone Left The Cake Out In The Rain," which I JUST discussed with my husband describing the WORST song ever written. I googled Cake and … Continue reading Good Old Classic
Here is the perfect picture for BOTH "Pair" and "Water, Water Everywhere!" One, two, three and sweet little pair of salt shakers. Don't you love the simple things in life? And speaking of the simple things in life... what about the small things? The beauty of a raindrop. Woke up to rain this morning. Dug … Continue reading CHEERS! – Water, Water Everywhere!
I only remember Bridget from pictures. A sassy siamese who hid under the bed, scratched and hissed at us kids, and loved only my mom. She died when my family moved to Alaska, so I must have been 6 then. It was a bit tragic - a hard lesson in living in the frigid cold. … Continue reading Not a Cat Lady!
This is our second summer in our new house. Last year we put in a lot of work on the garden: We tore out some sod and created two flower spaces, or "Pocket Gardens"... one I call "The Woodland Garden," and the other is "The Cottage Garden." The woodland garden is nestled under the cedars … Continue reading Pocket Gardens: (Flower Challenge)