In a Hole in the Ground, There Lived a Hobbit…

Greetings from Middle Earth, where it was snowing as I arrived here in the Shire on Monday. This was after a 75-degree day on Sunday, and temperatures in the 80s for several days before that. Bob and I had driven down to Harrisonburg on Saturday to spend Easter with Jon Morgan at JMU. I bookedContinue reading “In a Hole in the Ground, There Lived a Hobbit…”

The Door to Spring

We’ve had lovely weather, with temperatures in the 60s. The forsythia, daffodils, and apple blossoms are blooming in my yard. Spring seemed to be here, so I replaced the winter wreath with the spring wreath — and within hours, winter was back. It’s 40 degrees out now, and going below freezing tonight. I wanted toContinue reading “The Door to Spring”

Art Makes Me Happy

A new seascape will soon brighten my living room! Today was the annual Patrons’ Show fundraiser at the Art League. The Art League is based at the Torpedo Factory Art Center here in Alexandria, but for the second year in a row, this event was held online, due to the pandemic. Here is how itContinue reading “Art Makes Me Happy”

One More Post About the Coffee Table

When we checked into a hotel in Quakertown, PA, Friday night, the clerk asked what brought us there from Virginia in the middle of a snowstorm. I told him we’d found the perfect coffee table online, so we drove 3.5 hours to buy it. He replied, “That must be a really good coffee table.” WeContinue reading “One More Post About the Coffee Table”

Bagging the Elusive Coffee Table

I posted recently about finally finding a coffee table that I liked — except that I’d found it on an online auction site, and the actual table was 3.5 hours away, at an antique store in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A major snowstorm was in the forecast, preparing to pound its way up the East Coast,Continue reading “Bagging the Elusive Coffee Table”