You know you’re in Las Vegas when you get high just walking down the street, your hotel digital assistant tells you she’s a naughty girl, and the drinks light up as much as the strip. I’m here in Vegas attending a conference for work. I was glad to see everyone at the airport and on… Continue reading Sin City
When I go to the store, people are everywhere. No more social distancing, and essentially no mask wearing. When I go by or to a restaurant, people are sitting at most or all of the seats. No more social distancing, and no more mask wearing by customers waiting, and wait staff in masks is hit… Continue reading COVID-19 Is Over, Praise Be!
Tis a great Thanksgiving! I had several of the people who mean the most to me all around the dinner table. Then our three older children called us on their own volition to wish us Happy Thanksgiving. In a little while, we will be FaceTiming to see our grandson, and it will be the first… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2021 is in the Books
I’m so glad I took this week off as vacation. I think I’ve been doing nothing but running around since Saturday, and I’m loving it, if anyone was curious. It started with picking my mom up this past Saturday. My nephew (thank you Matthew) brought her to my sister’s new house. Meeting there was nice… Continue reading Planning Aplenty
There were several major stories this week. We had the verdict out of Kenosha. The trial of the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery. Another trial involving the planning of the violent white nationalist protest in Virginia. A book came out by one of Trump’s minions. Finally we had the President signing a true infrastructure bill… Continue reading Blurry Focus
I finally have the menu ready for Thanksgiving. It will be: TurkeyMashed PotatoesGravyGreen BeansSweet PotatoesCranberriesStuffingPumpkin PieSaladRed Chili with pork We decided to keep the gathering a little smaller again this year. There will be my husband and I, our youngest, the Papas, my mom, and hopefully my good friend Brooke. It will be our first… Continue reading It’s Thanksgiving Planning Time
A couple of years ago, two of my coworkers and I were talking books while waiting at the airport after a conference we had attended. They asked if I was on Goodreads. I let them know I had been at one point in time, but hadn’t kept up on it. After chatting, they convinced me… Continue reading Just One More
It is our last Bands of America as a band parent. Back next week for politics talk.
We have started a tradition of having Sunday dinner with the Papas now that they live close to us again. There are new recipes and the tried and true. This past Sunday I decided I wanted to make some salmon, green beans, stuffed mushrooms, and potatoes. For dessert, a last minute decision, I made a… Continue reading Where is My Horseradish?
10 years goes by ever so much faster than one can ever imagine. Our oldest started playing an instrument in fourth grade. Then the next, and the next, and finally our youngest then began. We’ve listened to the worst playing one can barely handle. A trumpet, a saxophone, a clarinet, a french horn, a keyboard,… Continue reading Sunset on a Long Band Run