Photo Friday: Father’s Day

In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, here is a photo of my own dad, seen here with my son. This was taken three years ago in South Carolina. My husband, son, and I traveled there to visit my sister Sue, while my father and stepmother joined us from California. We were supposed to getContinue reading “Photo Friday: Father’s Day”

Friday Five: Best Trips Ever

I was going to do the Friday Five (a weekly blog prompt) because I like the questions this week, which are all about travel. But I started writing and realized that my entry would be way too long, partly because one of the questions asks about my favorite trip ever, and I couldn’t narrow itContinue reading “Friday Five: Best Trips Ever”

Friday Photo: Prairie Dog 2

Oops. When I scheduled this week’s Friday Photo, I hit the wrong date and it posted yesterday. Is Thursday the new Friday? With the pandemic shutdown in effect, sometimes it’s hard to tell. You can check out yesterday’s post if you’d like to see the photo I posted of this prairie dog’s cousin. And hereContinue reading “Friday Photo: Prairie Dog 2”

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Mother’s Day

The last few days have been trying — even more so than the coronavirus shutdown brand of trying we’ve been living with for the past two months — and I am so far behind on posting to this blog. Sunday was Mother’s Day. We’d planned to drive to Williamsburg to check on my mom. IContinue reading “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Mother’s Day”

Photo Friday: World’s Largest Rocking Chair

Thanks to pandemic-related lockdowns, most of us are stuck at home and probably sitting a lot more than usual. And that puts me in mind of a chair. This is not just any chair. This Missouri landmark was the world’s largest rocking chair. The last time I took a road trip to a conference inContinue reading “Photo Friday: World’s Largest Rocking Chair”

Photo Friday: Along the Arno

When in doubt, look to Italy. If that’s not my motto, well, it should be. I was stumped for a photo to post today, so once again I’m turning to my favorite country, the country of my ancestors. This is from Florence, which, in addition to being in my favorite country, is pretty much myContinue reading “Photo Friday: Along the Arno”

All-State Auditions

Over the weekend we drove back down to the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, for the second time this month. The first time was because my son has applied for admission there for next year and had to audition to get into the music department. He auditioned on piano, and he thinksContinue reading “All-State Auditions”