When your Pops offers some poignant and positive parental perspective on the precipice of a pandemic. “Isn’t life amazing, you just can’t stop it!” 🌲💚🌱 #natureisfreakinlit #johnmuirakadadwisdom
So now that I’ve waxed poetic about our first Portland abode, I must tell you why we left it. For one, our 2-month lease was up May 1st. For two, we realized that, while we *think* we really love Portland, it’s certainly not the right time to experience its full glory. With non-existent work travel,… Continue reading Camp Quarantine
After 11+ years in Orange County, Steve and I donated most of our belongings and moved to Portland, OR. We arrived on March 1. Ten days later, we were essentially locked-down. A global pandemic certainly didn’t align with our plans for a new start in a new city. It has limited our opportunities to get… Continue reading Delight at a Distance
Spring in Portland is like nothing we have ever experienced. Our restricted, but daily walks with Westi have given us an intimate look at our neighborhood landscape. We keep things interesting by picking a color and finding flowers that correspond with said hue. I then compile them into a daily collage. This is the result… Continue reading Spring Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday was my birthday. Many of you lovely people know this because you sent me well-wishes and happy thoughts. Thank you so very much. I felt the love from near and, mostly, from far. Obviously, like all Aries this year, my day was spent at home. I cooked Ina’s Herbed-Baked Eggs: https://barefootcontessa.com/recipes/herbed-baked-eggs (OMG – yum!). … Continue reading As you wish.
Quick note about my last couple of posts. I received many messages of love, support and a little bit of concern. I want to say, “Don’t worry about me! I’m fine.” But we should probably all be a little bit worried about everyone right now, huh? Check in and reach out. I love you… Continue reading Look Up to the Futcher
(P.P.S. If you or someone you know is struggling, please pass along my info. I’d be happy to talk to anyone about anything. Also, AA is holding about 10,000 meetings every hour of every day online right now via Zoom. They are surprisingly wonderful. Message me for more info.—> This was at the bottom of… Continue reading Nothing but Time.