Boosterization Happy Dance

The teen has been boosterized! Yippee! Friends in other parts of the country talk about how difficult it is to get a covid-19 vaccination. Not here. Last month I received a text from the state health department, saying I could get my Pfizer booster, with a link to options for signing up. I made anContinue reading “Boosterization Happy Dance”

Homecoming

My college student is coming home tonight for Thanksgiving break. His roommate’s parents went down this evening to pick up both of them. Bob or I will drive them both back to campus at the end of the break. He’s a sophomore and is having a much, much better year than last year. Freshman yearContinue reading “Homecoming”

An Extra Boost of Immunity

Earlier this month I received a text from the state department of health saying I was eligible for my covid-19 vaccination booster shot. I was surprised. It had been almost six months since my second of the two initial Pfizer doses, but I’m not 65 years old, and I thought the state was prioritizing olderContinue reading “An Extra Boost of Immunity”

Photo Friday: Eating for a Good Cause

My neighborhood’s annual art festival, Art on the Avenue, is generally the busiest, most lucrative day of the year for local restaurants. After a year and a half of the pandemic, many of the businesses are operating on razor-thin margins. They needed a lot of sales during Art on the Avenue, held earlier this month.Continue reading “Photo Friday: Eating for a Good Cause”

A Musical Interlude

Two days ago, I learned from the father of my son’s college roommate that they had a concert planned for tonight! (They’re both violinists in the university’s Chamber Orchestra.) My son never mentioned it because he couldn’t imagine we would want to drive 2.5 hours just to attend an hour-long concert. Oh, he of littleContinue reading “A Musical Interlude”

Parallel Travelogue

Some quantum physicists theorize that every decision we make splits off a parallel universe in which we chose a different course. If that is true, then somewhere in a parallel universe, I will arrive today in Great Britain. Last May, when covid-19 vaccinations were spreading far and wide, and the virus’s Delta variant was barelyContinue reading “Parallel Travelogue”

Art Festival, Pandemic-Style

Today was Art on the Avenue, usually my favorite neighborhood event of the year. This year was difficult. I love this art festival and really wanted to go. Most years I volunteer there, and spend the whole day. But we’re still in the middle of a pandemic, and I’ve been avoiding crowds. So I feltContinue reading “Art Festival, Pandemic-Style”

Twenty Years

I posted these memories a year ago, near the nineteenth anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001. It was called “Nineteen Years” then. I’m updating it for today, the twentieth anniversary of that terrible day. I was five months pregnant and in bed that morning nineteen years ago, thinking about getting up to packContinue reading “Twenty Years”

Farewell to Cornwall in October

I was so looking forward to our trip to the United Kingdom in October. We’d planned to spend time in Cornwall and other points in the southwestern corner of England, as well as taking a day trip into Wales. We were planning to stay in the house that’s used as Doc Martin’s home and surgeryContinue reading “Farewell to Cornwall in October”