Happy Anniversary, Again

Yesterday I posted about the wedding anniversary (actually tomorrow) of my paternal great-grandparents, who married on May 6, 1902. But today is another wedding anniversary: my own. On May 5, 1990, thirty-three years ago (and eighty-eight years almost to the day from my great-grandparents’ wedding), Robert Morgan and I were married in Fairfax Station, Virginia.Continue reading “Happy Anniversary, Again”

Camp NaNoWriMo: Day 11

It’s 11 days into Camp NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month — and I haven’t posted an update since last week. My word count on Day 11 is 30,483 words, way ahead of target, since the ultimate goal is 50,000 words in 30 days. I was even able to fit in a daily NaNo sessionContinue reading “Camp NaNoWriMo: Day 11”

Spring Begins as Spring Break Ends

My son’s spring break ended yesterday, and he returned to campus. And today, spring begins. I was sorry to see him go back to school — though, of course, I am also pleased that he is doing so well at his university and has forged some strong friendships. But I will miss him. I readContinue reading “Spring Begins as Spring Break Ends”

LetterMo 2023, Days 17-28

I completed the Month of Letters challenge in February, but got sidetracked and did not report my progress through much of the second half of the month, so I’m going to catch up on that now. Month of Letters, or LetterMo, encourages participants to write and send at least one piece of handwritten snail mailContinue reading “LetterMo 2023, Days 17-28”

LetterMo 2023, Days 7-10

I am still managing to send mail every day for the Month of Letters challenge. Here is what I have sent in the past few days: I hope I’ve got those right; I really need to keep better records! But so far, I have sent something each day this month, even if my record-keeping hasContinue reading “LetterMo 2023, Days 7-10”

Six More Weeks of Winter for 2023

It’s Groundhog Day 2023! This morning, the world’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, emerged from his winter home and saw his shadow. Again. In other words, Phil predicts that we’re getting six more weeks of winter. (Here’s a link to live footage of Phil from this morning.) Of course, Phil is not the only prognosticatingContinue reading “Six More Weeks of Winter for 2023”

A New Semester Begins

Winter break is over, and my son went back to campus today. It’s also his 21st birthday! So he’s out of that gray area between 17 and 21, when he was an adult for some things and not others. It shouldn’t be that hard to believe. He’s 6-foot-3 and wears a size 15 shoe. ButContinue reading “A New Semester Begins”