My understanding is that people across the country are starting to feel a little stir crazy already from our current exercise in limiting contact with each other. When picking out socks this morning, then...
One of my first tasks to kick off the upcoming weeks of “social distancing” was to find the appropriate pair of socks from the archives. As it turns out, though, I don’t actually have any pairs with either pandemic symbols or adorable little hazmat suits in a spot pattern. Since I couldn’t find a pair … Continue reading Socks for Social Distancing
This is our 2018, in one image. These are the "Happy New Year" socks I wore yesterday. After taking the picture below, I used the 365 images of the socks from the past year and some nifty software to make the mosaic above. I won't lie; I'm pretty darned happy with how it turned out.
Exactly 370 days ago, I sat on my back patio and took a photo of some fledgling green peppers and posted it. A few days later I started a huge project at work and Life, well, life did what life does when you reach the dread Middle Ages and have somehow become a person of … Continue reading A Year And Five Days Later
On occasion, if you're lucky, one a random Wednesday night, a seven year old who happens to live at the same address as you do might come up to you out of the blue and ask, "Dad, can we make oatmeal cookies like we used to last year?" And, sure, at first you hesitate … Continue reading A Night For Last Year’s Cookies
I know I’m jumping the gun by a hair here, but as far as I’m concerned, today is the first day of the Dread/Celebrated Holidays. What makes me say such a vile, presumptuous thing? Well… I heard all the radio people talking about Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals this morning* My kids are off school for … Continue reading The Holidays Be Upon Us
I went out on our back patio last night to enjoy the dwindling moments of daylight and the evening breeze with The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom. What I found before settling in astonished me. We have… …made the green… …things grow! I realize that many of you are probably eying my … Continue reading A Backyard Summer Miracle
Don't forget, most of us living in the United States will be turning our clocks forward Saturday night. And while losing an hour of sleep is never one of my favorite things, I don't mind admitting that I'm very much looking forward to the neighborhood being a good deal brighter outside at 6:50 PM next week.Who'd have … Continue reading Daylight Saving Time
I’m this close (*presses finger and thumb together*) to finishing this pass of revisions on Project Hermey and shipping it off to interested beta readers who have been ridiculously patient with all the extra time it’s taken me. Huzzah! for that! But, it means I've got very little time to post today. I had leaving you … Continue reading Of Apples And Dinosaur Ambition
So here’s what I’m looking at right now. At nearly 50 degrees this afternoon, I thought it seemed like the perfect opportunity to spend a little time on my back porch, revising Project Hermey under an unseasonably crystal blue February sky. The Attitude agreed, at least about it being ridonkulously nice for the second month … Continue reading The Saturday Afternoon View From My Porch