Tag: Life

September Kismet and School Daze

September is my favorite month, the blending of summer and fall, a time of beginnings and endings. It reminds me of those early days of grade school – seven years to be exact – spent at Frank B. Cooper School. The building is still… Continue Reading “September Kismet and School Daze”

It’s a Coffee Kind of Day

Coffee. Because it’s another day. ~ Susanne

Happy Fourth of July!

~ Susanne

A Conversation with Benji in Quarantine

I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I had this conversation with Benji, but it feels like we’re finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!

Morning Crazies in the Office

“What gets into you Benji?” “What do you mean Sue?” “In the morning I mean. You become a different animal. Like a wild cat.” “Pent up energy. Just like you Sue.” “Huh?” “You were a wild woman this morning. The way you turned this… Continue Reading “Morning Crazies in the Office”

A New Day Has Dawned

~ Susanne

Hoist a Paw

It’s late afternoon and I’m in the kitchen making dinner. The boys hear the pantry door open and show up with eager eyes. I know why. “Who wants a snack?” I say. “Raise your paw.” They answer by dancing around. I find the treats… Continue Reading “Hoist a Paw”

A Week Like No Other

We’ve had relentless, pounding rain in the Pacific Northwest all week long but this morning broke like springtime. We went to Coulon Park for a walk and paused at the end of the lake for these views. Skyscrapers from the Seattle skyline can be… Continue Reading “A Week Like No Other”

Hindsight is Always 2020 – A look Back

We started 2020 in the Pacific Northwest lamenting the rain and planning an escape to where the sun always shines. For us that was Oahu and the timing in February was perfect – a month later would be too late. In early March we… Continue Reading “Hindsight is Always 2020 – A look Back”

The Sun Also Rises

We saw torrential downpours on the first day of winter here in the Pacific Northwest. Those further north enjoyed the first snow though none of it made it to the ground at my house. But yesterday dawned clear and cold and temperatures rose during… Continue Reading “The Sun Also Rises”

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