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I love the library summer reading programs. Some of my fondest childhood memories were trying to make progress on my summer reading so I could get the coupon for an ice cream cone or a roller skating session or something of the like. I still have this very clear vision of the children’s room at […]

I am a podcast addict. I tend to have a podcast going for most of the day. I think it started when Pat was at work, the kids were at school, and it was just Alice and I at home. And, let’s face it, Alice is not the best conversationalist. It started with one or […]

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to those in the US. I hope you not only enjoy this weekend, but also take a moment to remember those who have died to give us the freedoms we enjoy. I am slowly easing into the (almost) post-pandemic world. Yesterday, Pat and I went to the Hillsboro Farmer’s Market for […]

I have said many times that I am not a reading challenge person. In fact, the only one I normally do is the Goodreads challenge, which is nothing more than how many books you read in a year. Well, buckle in folks, because I AM DOING ANOTHER CHALLENGE! Every year, Sue at Book by Book […]

I have to apologize that I wasn’t able to visit everyone’s blogs last week….and I had every intention to do more posting this week, which also didn’t happen. I’ve been whining that I had a very busy week. What did I have? Well, on one day I had 2 appointments and then I met a […]

Notice that my longer than we could ever imagine “Dispatches from the Distancing” series has end. As I said in my last post, I had defined an ending point and, well, it happened. Clearly, we are not out of the woods yet but at least I can stop counting days for my posts! The good […]

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 […]