Tag: Life

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”

A Strange New Fall and a Skinny Fair

It seems that by the time summer finally arrives in the Pacific Northwest it’s already on its way out. And while I always welcome fall, this year will hardly be typical. Back to school? Learning will start online, something not dreamed of when this… Continue Reading “A Strange New Fall and a Skinny Fair”

And Yet There is Still Beauty

I, like you, have been greatly disturbed, distressed, and even depressed over what I have seen in our country this past week. Yes, I remember the sixties but this feels worse somehow. I am doing my best to stay focused on the things I… Continue Reading “And Yet There is Still Beauty”

Sir Tom Moore: Knight of the Realm

Originally posted on beetleypete:
Not long after the news media began to tell us about the impact of the Coronavirus pressures on the staff of the NHS, there was a feature about an elderly man who was hoping to raise £1,000 to donate to…

The Unintended Consequences of Staying at Home

Yesterday I went to the grocery store – early in the day and wearing a mask and rubber gloves  – and spent a whopping $400 – the most ever at a single time.  That should hold me over for a couple of weeks.  I… Continue Reading “The Unintended Consequences of Staying at Home”

Life During a Pandemic – A River Walk and Facetime with Mom

Yesterday we walked along the Cedar River Trail. There were a handful of others with the same idea and we all kept our distance, even the ducks. The willow trees were beautiful and weeping once more The cherry trees (or plum – I can’t… Continue Reading “Life During a Pandemic – A River Walk and Facetime with Mom”

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