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A Little Dose of Cuteness

After a long trip to North Dakota and an even longer week tackling the work that piled up in my absence, I’m finally ready to re-enter the World of Blogging. Unfortunately, I have nothing profound or pithy to say, so I’ll compensate with a little dose of cuteness. Here goes: I couldn’t have said it […]

Hover Boy

I admit, I was skeptical when Sage first started campaigning for a hover board. From the way he explained it, it sounded like a Segue without the stick–and I don’t even understand the point of a Segue WITH a stick when owned by a person with functioning legs! But Sage was adamant: He HAD to […]

The Squirrel Visitation

Many people consider squirrels mundane, ubiquitous, and perhaps even annoying. Not my dogs, though; they’ve been fascinated by the plump squirrels that have been raiding the bird feeders on our deck. Squirrels are a surprising novelty out here in the country; they generally keep to the woods, so it’s rare for us to see them. […]

The Pizza Chef

On one of the (now numerous) days when Sage’s school was cancelled because of snow and/or frigid temperatures, he discovered his inner Pizza Chef. I’d tried a new recipe for flatbread a few days before, and he’d been quick to notice that the bread would make an excellent pizza crust. So, holed up in the […]

A Memorable Day in Trombone History

Today was a memorable day in trombone history: Sage played in his first Solo and Ensemble festival. Since he’s only in fifth grade, he didn’t receive a score, but his band teacher enrolled him in the festival for the experience and feedback. Sage did some last-minute practicing before we left: And in the gym: Unfortunately, […]

Canine Besties

Like every staid middle-ager who just wants to rest, sometimes Court is less than thrilled by Caesar’s frequent play bouncing. Still, the two dogs have overcome their differences in age and size to become canine besties. Here are a few scenes from their friendship: It is, indeed, a dog’s life.

Male Bonding, Halloween Style

I have to confess, I’m the Halloween equivalent of the Grinch: I don’t like gorging on candy, and I REALLY don’t like dressing up. My menfolk, on the other hand, have no such problem. Sage got his costume–a disturbingly large baby mask and a red skin suit that made him look distressingly like a flayed […]