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Pat and I achieved a major accomplishment tonight—we finished Doc Martin! Well, at least all the episodes up to now…the series isn’t over and there will be, at the very least, one more season at some point in the future. Now we just need to find another show to watch together. Pat has been watching […]

You know, I really thought that the transition from school to summer would be nothing this year…I was wrong. Admittedly, it’s not a gigantic change, but the changes aren’t so subtle that you don’t notice them. The only schedule we really have right now is Pat’s work schedule, and that has always had some “give,” […]

I ventured out today…to New Seasons. I haven’t been in a grocery store in over 3 months (except Costco), but I refuse to go inside Fred Meyer, my usual store. New Seasons, however, requires customers to wear masks, limits the people in the store, etc. I was in desperate need of some fresh produce and […]

We have officially reached summer in our house. Today was Lillie’s last day of 5th grade, which was rather anti-climatic. I was so involved with Chris’s distance learning that his last day was a big deal. Lillie, however, pretty much did her distance learning completely on her own so her last day really didn’t bring […]

I think I got a glimpse of what summer will be this year–lots of kids in my house. We had not one, but two, extra kids over today. Chris has struck up a friendship with a boy who is visiting his grandparents for the summer. He’s a few years older–he was in 6th this year, […]

I have been in a funk this weekend–I’m chalking it up to the weather. While we normally have nice, but seasonal, weather it has decided to be crap this weekend. I know that rain and wind doesn’t seem so bad and, honestly, it isn’t. It’s the fact that it comes and goes so you never […]

Well, we’ve reached 50% summer. As of 11:30 this morning (but really at about 10am) Chris was done with school for the year. It’s bittersweet because I wanted him to have the full experience with his teacher, but I guess he’ll never forget his 3rd grade year now. And how did we celebrate? Well, I […]

I was listening to a podcast this morning that suggested that we should bring back Happy Hour. Well, Happy Hour was the suggestion, but the bigger idea was to bring back some ritual that marked the time. Daily morning prayer could work just as well. But, well, Happy Hour! This evening, once the kids were […]