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Zeb and Bri Visit

A highlight of this sabbatical included a short trip from two of our kids. Zeb and Bri few in from Utah for a visit east before our grandson is born. The night was beautiful and had the nicest warm wind. We didn’t realize the renovations at the Albany airport had come so far, and we […]

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Kinda Back

We tend to learn far more from a mind that is cantankerous and restless Headspace.com Love that quote from the meditation app that I use. Sometimes our best thoughts and realizations come out when life seems messed up. That pain in a neck that I had was a bit worse than I realized, and I […]

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Young Relatives Meeting

One of the silly things about our lock-down is that my earring holes keep trying to close. This is odd to me since I regularly work from home and wouldn’t think I would be putting in earrings any less. Ah well. As Chris and I drove down the road I mentioned that the last time […]

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Lazy Days of June

Highlights during the past few weeks: The final patch of snow melted June 6, and I got to see the change. Summer activities are going to happen, and I get to see the prep for the June 27th opening of resort activities. My friend Gail visited. We walked and talked and enjoyed being the first […]

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Adventure Bite

Every day or so I get a new Avalon picture, because the kids are great sports. I try not to bug them too much. But I am addicted to the little girl. She eats regular food as shown in one of the recent pics, and it reminds me of the days when we ran a […]

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Floored

We just put in a new floor. We meaning Chris did. And I cheered him on. My man who does everything. Naming this post was tricky. Should I call it Grounded? This was a project we had planned to do in August after we traveled around the world during my sabbatical (more on that in […]

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Are you Okay?

I’m just asking because I’m telling everyone I’m okay. But I’m not really, terribly okay. So yeah, in first world things, I’m okay. Embarrassingly okay. But I miss people. Like, live people not on a screen. I miss hugs and real life conversations and direct eye contact. I picked two fights at work. One with […]

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A Tale of Teeth

Today my kids shared a picture of Avalon feeding herself “real” un-pureed food. Last time I saw her in person, she was beginning to explore food that didn’t come in a bottle. How is time going so fast? She now has two teeth almost ready to use. One broke through the gum already, and the […]