I looked out the window this morning and saw it was going to be a beautiful sunrise. I threw on pants, sweatshirt, sneakers, and raced out the door in an attempt to catch nature’s show. Apparently this is something I do on January 9, at least according to my Facebook memories. As I arrived atContinue reading “January 9 Day 672: Catching Sunrise”
Happy New Year. May 2022 bring health and happiness to all–or at least a little less stress and turmoil. I’ve been working to prepare my winter classes (the first meeting is in 3 days!) I think I have the course site completed with dates, assignments, and readings–at least for the first two weeks. I amContinue reading “January 1 Day 664: In the New Year, I Can Do Better.”
… it was over. I was back to feeling like my regular self by morning. My arms don’t even feel that sore. (Flu shot in the left, COVID booster in the right.) Now it’s my husband’s turn to feel crappy. He got his booster yesterday and the after effects hit this morning. I’m trying toContinue reading “November 13 Day 615: And Just like That…”
I noticed a real change today. It was not the same thing, day after day, living my life in the same space in the same repetitive way. I went to a live concert. My husband and I had to wear masks and show proof of vaccination to gain entry. But we got to experience ourContinue reading “May 22 Day 440: Something Different”
Today was Zachary’s first vaccination. Washington State opened vaccinations to people 16 years and older on April 15. I found a drive through site in Dupont administering the Pfizer vaccine with open appointments last week and this morning we drove the 30 minutes (with traffic), to the location. It was extremely well-organized. The concentric circlesContinue reading “April 20 Day 408: One Step Closer”
I’m waiting my 15 minutes, followed by 2 more weeks. I’m surprised how emotional I feel. There is a lump in my throat and tears pool in my eyes as I thank everyone involved from the volunteers on crowd control to the RNs dispensing the coveted elixir. I can finally imagine visiting my family inContinue reading “April 7 Day 395: Second Hope”
On this morning’s walk, my husband Mark and I saw a juvenile bald eagle land on a lamppost at Dune Peninsula Park. It’s wingspan was huge. We were treated to two other bald eagles with the characteristic white heads. And a harbor seal. Sometimes it’s worth getting up early. No joke.
I know it’s a few days until the equinox and the official start to the Spring, but I feel like tonight I am putting Winter (or at the very least winter quarter) to bed. Yesterday I administered the final oral interviews for Abstract Algebra. After struggling through teaching for three remote quarters (Spring 2020, AutumnContinue reading “March 19 Day 376: The End of Winter”
Today has the least light and most dark of the year. That means tomorrow things will start to brighten—imperceptibly at first but the little gains will accumulate and bring those beautiful bright long days of summer.
My youngest son spent the day putting the finishing touches on his college applications. My husband and I sat here as he hit submit— and celebrated each one. Even the computer threw confetti on screen. Personally, I think he has our credit card number memorized from typing it in ten times. He has selected aContinue reading “November 29 Day 266: Excitement of New Possibilities”