I have always been fueled by stories. The first story that fed me was The Wizard of Oz.  CBS would air it once a year and, from one year old, I would watch.  The concept of fiction meant nothing to me.  Dorothy and her friends and the Wicked Witch with her winged monkey were as real […]

I’ve been meaning to write this post for days, but have just not gotten around to it. Part of it is because I tend to wait until the kids are in bed and then I’m tired. Part of it is that, right now, there just isn’t that much to say. Our lives are quite dull […]

Well, I certainly didn’t mean for 5 days to go by without a post! I normally write posts at night, but Pat and I have been walking once things cool down and then I just want to go to bed, so no posting! I can’t say that much has happened since I last wrote. The […]

Well, we survived the weekend! I know that sounds a bit cliche, but my kids will tell you that it was really touch and go for a while. As I said in an earlier post, we decided to do a hike at the Trappist Monastery in Lafayette. Of course, once the kids found out the […]

I notice that I’ve become more sporadic with these posts. I certainly didn’t intend for that to happen, but I think it comes down to 2 reasons. Well, 1 reason and 1 excuse. The excuse is that Pat and I have been taking walks in the evening when it is a little cooler and I’m […]

Remember when I said that we had great plans for this weekend? Well, we kind of/sort of ended up doing them. There were actually 2 different things we had planned. On Saturday evening, we were thinking of taking the kids out to Hagg Lake for a picnic and fishing (Pat and the kids would fish, […]

I’ve realized that this quarantine may really be messing today. I took Lillie to the library to pick up her holds, which went well. Everything was set up outside and the librarians had her books waiting for her. I was able to return the books I’ve had since March, although they won’t actually be checked […]