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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 […]

I’m writing this at just after 5:30 pm and it is still light out, which seems like a miracle right now! I’m the sort of person who is ready for spring on January 2nd, so this last part of winter (which is all of winter after the first two weeks), is always tough for me. […]

Super Bowl Sunday! I’m still smarting from the fact that the Packers aren’t there (but….AARON RODGERS MVP!), and my feelings about a certain quarterback apparently don’t change depending on what team he is playing on, so GO CHIEFS! Of course, the important part of the Super Bowl is the food…and we’ve got over an a […]