I have been going non-stop this week. Work got frantically busy with a bunch of stuff happening all at once, things are breaking or need updating all over our house, the kids have appointments, paperwork needs filled out, the swim team needs our volunteer time, and every waking minute has had something crammed into it. … Continue reading Respite

Pool fancies

Swimming laps for exercise is high maintenance. It used to be that I could swim laps before work, at 5:30am, while our daughter was at practice. Since the college swim team appropriated that early morning time slot, our daughter’s practice has moved to later in the day, and the pool is no longer open for … Continue reading Pool fancies

Orange blush

We live in a college town in the Appalachian mountains. Our town’s population doubles when classes are in session, and swells again when there’s a football game. It is Homecoming this weekend. There was a parade last night, which we avoided downtown because of, and the football game is today at 3pm. I debated whether … Continue reading Orange blush

Cats and leaves

I really do love my new office setup. I sat at my desk working today and heard an alarming CLANK from the window sill. Our cat’s tail had whacked the ceramic salad plate that holds one of my plants. I peeked over my computer monitor — since my desk now faces the window — to … Continue reading Cats and leaves