20 August 2014 Surprise Visit

August 20th, 2014

Surprise visit

from Heidi and Tristan, who now live in NC.

19 August 2014 Sold!

August 19th, 2014

I sold a story to Highlights Magazine this month and the check came in the mail today. For so many reasons–no, actually for just ONE reason (my left foot)–I needed this good news about now.

18 August 2014 Phillip the Bear Goes to the Dentist

August 18th, 2014

Phillip the bear goes to the dentist

I also thought about titling this, “Bear Bottom at the Dentist.”

17 August 2014 Sam Consents to Smile!

August 17th, 2014

Sam consents to smile with grandparents

16 August 2014 Colorful Ladies

August 16th, 2014

Colorful ladies

15 August 2014 Sushi Friends

August 15th, 2014

Sushi friends

14 August 2014 Cat and Penguins Alike

August 14th, 2014

cat in the scooter
enjoy the utility of the knee scooter.

13 August 2014 Road Trip

August 14th, 2014

Emma listens to a podcast
Emma Bear enjoys listening to the History of Rome podcast.

12 August 2014 I Get A Second Opinion

August 12th, 2014

Second Opinion
at the Little Cville hospital at the Virginia Discovery Museum. The doctors think my foot is healing nicely. Yay!

11 August 2014 Catch at Dusk

August 11th, 2014

Catch at dusk
I gave Sam some catching practice today from my perch on the back step.

10 August 2014 Pimento Pepper

August 10th, 2014

Pimento Pepper

9 August 2014 Zucchini Pizza Bites

August 9th, 2014

Zucchini pizza bites

8 August 2014 Gazpacho

August 8th, 2014

It’s tomato time in the garden!

7 August 2014 Have Scooter Will Travel

August 7th, 2014

Scooter at the pool

6 August 2014 Motorin’

August 6th, 2014

Motorin' in Kroger
(This one’s for you, Aunt Skip).

Yes, I did. I used one of the motorized/handicapped wheelchairs at the grocery store today. It delighted Sam. And it did make things a lot easier on my booted foot.

5 August 2014 Synchronized Jumping

August 5th, 2014

Synchronized jumping

4 August 2014 Pan Con Tomate

August 4th, 2014

Pan con tomate

One of our favorite summer treats. AC and I first had pan con tomate in Barcelona 16 years ago (!) It consists of toasted bread, garlic, fresh tomato, olive oil and salt. We’ve Italianized the recipe with basil over the years.

3 August 2014 The Garden is Starting to Yield Salsa

August 3rd, 2014


2 August 2014 Their First Sleepover

August 2nd, 2014

And the giggles have begun.

1 August 2014 Having to Stay Off My Feet Has Some Advantages

August 1st, 2014

My Maids