Conker Park

R, Sidney and I have a lot of “traditions” we’ve established in the last three years and one of those is “Conker Park” in the fall. It involves loading the top of a riding toy in the park with conkers and then making them fly off… we even went in late summer, even though we […]

Sidney Day

For three years R and I have spent one day a week with our grandson Sidney.  In September Sidney will be in school everyday and our daycare days will end, so these last few “Sidney Days” are precious…this week we had coffee and bubbles on the deck then headed downtown to Blackfish gallery to see […]

The Life I Lead

Life changes in a second or two…we have come to know that.  A misstep, a speeding paint truck, a diagnosis, a sloppy politician who has the nuclear codes, a tsunami or earthquake…poof…our beautiful lives are gone or irrevocably changed.  While we are in these lives though, it is worthwhile to notice them, to be impressed […]

Sidney Day…

the usual blend of magic and fun.  The day began with a quick chat before the parents headed to work when suddenly Zach noticed that a deer was staring right at us… and then it started to rain and POUR, so the projected park visit was out.  Sidney gave me some advice on the last […]

The One Sunny Day

What a wet winter this has been…and still is.  One sunny day seems like a miracle, and the most recent one coincided with Sidney Day which meant more fun…the usual early departure…misty sun along the river… Playground action all morning…”who’s that trippy-tropping on my bridge?” a great slide… producing some static electricity in the hair […]