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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 […]

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Easter 2020

Gotta admit. That was one of my favorite Easter Sundays ever. No fancy dresses, no muss no fuss. I woke up at the crack of 10 am (how lazy can one get?) so I’d be ready for 10:30 Zoom church. A few minutes later, Zeb called and we got to talk with Zeb, Bri, Mollie […]

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A Whole New World

How I wish you all could meet my 86-year-old mom-in-law. She’s amazing. I think if she were young in the world today, she would be a computer programmer. But she also still has the traditional homey gifts of cooking and sewing, etc. For me that’s an either/or. I can rock a computer…but sewing? Not so […]