Books of 2022

I tried to read some longer books last year, to get more of an immersive experience. I’m still working on that goal for this year. I changed a few things–didn’t do goodreads, stopped running to the blog to write down every book read, did mini reviews in my journal, and I think some of those… Continue reading Books of 2022

August–No Posts

Wow. I didn’t post at all in August. I think that’s the first time since I started my blog that I haven’t posted in a month. August was hot and special. The first bit of August was consumed with getting home, unpacking, and working on some of the things we had neglected. Seamus and Gilbert… Continue reading August–No Posts

New Orleans

I’m in NOLA for a work conference, and I just love this city so much. I flew out this morning, arrived to MSY around 2, and caught the city bus into town. It’s super easy now, because you can buy a 1 or 3 day Jazzy Pass for unlimited transportation on the bus, streetcar, or… Continue reading New Orleans

Books of 2021

I read more books than I have since I started keeping track, and it was fun, but less fulfilling than I’d hoped to read a lot of books. I have some tweaks to make for next year, but for now, here’s the list for the archives, and some reflection. * indicates e-reader ^^indicates audio 1)… Continue reading Books of 2021

Lead Up to Break

We had a solid run up to Christmas, with some lovely traditions. We added some new things. For the first time, we put some lights on our bushes outside. I took Porter and a friend to see Junie B Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, a play at the community center that Porter’s friend was performing in.… Continue reading Lead Up to Break

More Fun

Porter, Harlan, and I went to the tree lighting ceremony on campus. They had cookies and hot cocoa afterwards, but their favorite part was rolling down the big, steep hill on campus! I took the younger boys to Scottish Walk. Definitely festive to see the bagpipers and the kennel clubs with the different dogs–corgis, Westies,… Continue reading More Fun