My cousin stopped by today on his way from Bismarck, North Dakota to his home in Bullhead City, Arizona. He’s been working with his cousin, who is a commercial beekeeper. He brought us 5 pounds of raw honey. I’m going…
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Sometimes You Have to Check a Bag

You all know I’m pretty obsessive about traveling with only a carry on bag. But there are exceptions… This weekend, along with other family members, I attended my step-father’s memorial service. He was a veteran, and the American Legion turned…
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Dry State, Thirsty Tree

We put up and decorated the tree yesterday, so this morning I asked my Beloved to check the water and refill it. He responded, “Yeah, the cat has been drinking out of it.” How much water can an 8 pound…
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Graduation and Reunion

Thoughts from a parent and alumna on attending my daughter’s graduation from William & Mary: So hot and humid! After 16 years in the Rocky Mountain west, I can’t understand how people can live there… …but the heat and humidity…
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A Day in the Life (of my new camera)

In anticipation of our trip to Italy this fall, I bought a camera. I’m not much of a picture taking person (as my children will attest), but maybe I’ll reform. The camera came, I read the user’s manual, and today…
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Mommy moment

My clever and talented daughter’s singing group will be opening for Dar Williams!