Today my 18 month old grandson lightly hit his head and exclaimed, "owww." His mother's response? "Oh, did Monica Bang?" Which would normally be a weird response, and for those that know, you know. For those that don't know, this is a scene from our favorite family show, "FRIENDS." One rainy summer day in the … Continue reading F*R*I*E*N*D*S
When I was a teenager, my mother was enamored with a new type of lodging called "The B&B." I suppose it was not new of course, but it was recently getting trendy - it was in it's zenith. My parents scheduled a few trips, stayed at B&Bs and Country Inns, then came home to tell … Continue reading Our B&B Adventures.
Photo by Jens Mahnke on Pexels.com I have been retired 26 days. I am a teacher, so when people ask me how I like retirement, I always say, "Ask again in September, then it will be real." So like most summers, I have relaxed a little, slept in a little, played in my garden a … Continue reading How We Remember: Camping
Part One: The beginning A Quilt Guild comment of, "You mean, IF you go to Europe," in reference to Covid and my upcoming trip to Paris and Portugal was the first inkling of how life changing this thing was going to be. I laughed, a joke I thought. By mid February we had nailed down … Continue reading Covid – 19: A Journal
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 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 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 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)
I am heading home today and it is Soooo hard to say goodbye to this sweet little babe. To you, my newest grandson, Viggo. I was so lucky to be here to meet you when you just hours old, and to spend the first few weeks of your life with you! It is worth noting … Continue reading Sweet Baby Blessings