Happy Mother’s Day to all who are celebrating in some way! My day has been low-key, which is just what I wanted. My dinner plans were to get take out from our favorite German restaurant, but they were out of pretty much everything we tried to order. So I opted for Red Robin, but their […]

Happy May, everyone! May is normally a stressful month for me. Most of this is due to the fact that we are nearing the end of the school year and, at least at the school the kids used to attend, all the events tended to be in May. Under normal circumstances, it is slightly less […]

I made it! I’m on the other side on my 2nd vaccine and I’m less that 2 weeks from full immunity! Even better, Pat was able to get his first shot this week, so we’ll be both have full immunity in about a month (well, 5 weeks). Now, I’m just waiting for them to approve […]

All I can say that is that if you don’t live in the Pacific Northwest this weekend, you are missing out! The weather has been in the 80s, the fruit trees are in bloom, and our backyard has become a Utopia! Pat is grilling dinner last night and, hopefully, we can eat outside. Other than […]

Welcome to spring. At least here in the Pacific Northwest it is starting to feel like Spring. We had some variable weather this week, but we should be close to 80 degrees by the end of next week. It may be time to break out the shorts again! In fact, we are breaking out the […]

Happy Easter to all who celebrate! I have to admit that this year was too low-key for us. Last year, the low-key Easter was a novelty. This year, it was a reminder that we are still in this mess. I just have to keep reminding myself that the end is in sight. Speaking of which, […]

The big news is that I HAVE A VACCINE APPOINTMENT! I’ll be schlepping across town to the Portland Convention Center for my first Fauci Ouchie on Thursday. I never thought I would be so excited for a shot. My impending vaccination got me thinking about this blog. When will the “dispatches from the distancing” end? […]

My apologies for missing last week. All I can say is that the time change messed me up! For 12 years, I’ve been bemoaning how hard the time change is on the kids. However, I realized that they are fine–I’m the one who can’t handle it! Anyway, I can’t say that anything that momentous happened […]

I’m afraid to say this out loud (or to type it), but it feels like spring is coming. As is typical, we’ve had all the weather in the past few days. Well, maybe not all. We didn’t have snow. Or hurricanes. Luckily, the weather report is showing more sun than rain the next week, so […]

I’m feeling a bit discombobulated at the moment because we had a gorgeous day, weather-wise, and I can’t remember the last time that happened! We spent a bulk of it in the car–we had to deliver our last Girl Scout cookies to family down in Salem. We didn’t visit long–thank you COVID–but it was nice […]