My Easter egg Hunt

My Reward Easter is in the rearview mirror and today I went out and did some weed eating I should have done before we hosted, but the weather and me not wanting to got in the way. I did mow so I wasn’t a total slacker. With Lindsey and I hosting I was in charge … Continue reading My Easter egg Hunt

Lessons Learned: Our Not So Barn Cats

Milly likes to supervise Martha and Moxie's dinner time Milly sharing her bed with Moxie (front) and Martha (leg draped) Our family has never been cat people. Lindsey and I both had them as kids, but having a house cat has never really appealed to us. Plus, I’m allergic to them, so having itchy eyes … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Our Not So Barn Cats

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

Paul Bar/Food is my new favorite restaurant in Palm Springs On a recent trip to Palm Springs, we were looking for a place to celebrate a friend’s birthday, and we landed on Paul Bar/Food. We had never heard of it, but the menu looked good. The location was a little way off the main drag … Continue reading Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

Enjoy Something For What It Is

Bowling Across America By Mike Walsh I love games. I love playing them. I love learning about them. I even love reading about them. I love games so much that I have an Instagram page dedicated to nothing but games, @yardgamenation. I am always on the lookout for books about games in hopes that I … Continue reading Enjoy Something For What It Is

How Much is Too Much?

There is a good chance you are waking up from a night of overindulging, and if not last night, the holiday season likely meant consumption on a grand scale. Frankly, it’s one of my favorite things about the time from Halloween through New Year’s. To my doctor’s dismay, it is a time to consume. Candy … Continue reading How Much is Too Much?

White Christmas

In our corner of the world, the Pacific Northwest, we get a wide variety of weather. This year, it has been exceptionally varied. I saw the thermometer at my house hit 108; we got something called an atmosphere river which means it rained a lot and caused awful flooding. My phone is now telling me … Continue reading White Christmas

In Search of a Sunken Ship

I'm currently sitting in Maui, Hawaii, with a couple days left on our family vacation, waiting for it to get light out so that I begin my search once more. I'm staying on Sugar Beach, and there is a rumor of a sunken sailboat just a little way offshore in water shallow enough that it … Continue reading In Search of a Sunken Ship

Quirks

As we go about our daily lives we interact with all sorts of people. Some we know intimately and others we share the briefest of moments as we pass by them in life. From our closest friends and family to the barista at the coffee shop we get know the people in our lives from … Continue reading Quirks

“How Are You?”

Changing cell phones can be a pain in the neck. It has gotten much easier now that information is easily transferred between the phones and gone are the days of manually entering all your contacts or going to a kiosk in the mall to have them transferred over, but the process can still be cumbersome. … Continue reading “How Are You?”

The Year Long Hangover

2020 Hangover 2021 I started writing this post by sarcastically rehashing 2020 then deleted it deciding this was not the place for that. You know what just happened, you lived it and don’t need to relive it again right now. I’m sure Time Magazine, Fox News, NPR, and all the other media outlets will be … Continue reading The Year Long Hangover