Archive for August, 2014

31 August 2014 Big Slide

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

30 August 2014 Afternoon at the Pool

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

29 August 2014 Pappadum

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Celebrating the sale of my story “Pappadum Pizza” with pappadum.

28 August 2014 Cat Trainer

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

27 August 2014 Brother and Salmon

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The neighborhood cats really enjoy our outdoor lawn furniture. In true cat style, they think we put the bench out for them.

26 August 2014 Water Taxi

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Sam hitches a ride on a kayak out to the island at Sherando Lake.

25 August 2014 Rite of Late Summer

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Making pesto from the basil in the garden.

24 August 2014 Cemetery Garden Late Summer Update

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

I’ve neglected the garden horribly this year and it looks a tangled mess, but it is still pumping out tomatoes at an unbelievable rate. Peppers, collards and basil still abound. The cucumbers succumbed to bacterial wilt, probably from an infestation of cucumber beetles 🙁 Only one edamame plant sprouted and Sam declares we will be […]

23 August 2014 What Happens When It Rains

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

And you are all dressed for the pool… it seemed perfectly reasonable for AC and Sam to run around in the rain, since they were already dressed in their bathing suits. Then, to get out of the rain, they climbed into an (empty) compartment of the compost bin. Apparently it was quite cozy and pleasant. […]

22 August 2014 The Jets

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Sam was invited to join the Little Gym’s advanced gymnastics team this year– the Jets. Only two Jets showed up today. Maybe the Sharks got em?

21 August 2014 Hot Day for a Reindeer

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

When I went to make dinner this evening, I discovered a reindeer cooling off in the fridge.

20 August 2014 Surprise Visit

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

from Heidi and Tristan, who now live in NC.

19 August 2014 Sold!

Tuesday, 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

Monday, August 18th, 2014

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

17 August 2014 Sam Consents to Smile!

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

16 August 2014 Colorful Ladies

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

15 August 2014 Sushi Friends

Friday, August 15th, 2014

14 August 2014 Cat and Penguins Alike

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

enjoy the utility of the knee scooter.

13 August 2014 Road Trip

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Emma Bear enjoys listening to the History of Rome podcast.

12 August 2014 I Get A Second Opinion

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

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