Day 3: Tele-working in a time of COVID-19 and teaching mom new tricks

The wind howled through Thursday night into the wee hours of Friday morning. I mean, howled. Like a tormented wolf, it shook the window screens off the house and at one point I stared through the dark at the ceiling just waiting for our roof to peel off. The creaks and groans made Beatrice, Executive … Continue reading Day 3: Tele-working in a time of COVID-19 and teaching mom new tricks

Day #20 of Wild and Exciting Little Things: Fog

This morning, the fields near our home were layered in fog. I love when the fog creeps in overnight. There is something eerie, yet magical about the way it silently fills the space between earth and sky. But, this fog was different. It lingered just a few feet above the brown-gold fields, just high enough for the … Continue reading Day #20 of Wild and Exciting Little Things: Fog

What a Difference a Week Makes

My intent was to wait until the Monday evening celebration of our Final Four Shocker team to wrap up our whirlwind trip in a final post. I planned to share our photos, write about the championship game and give a summary of one of the best weekends I've ever experienced, especially with my father. But, two … Continue reading What a Difference a Week Makes

My floor rocks (or Home Project Finale)

First, a correction to the previous post. Brad does not use a roller to apply stain to large areas, but a sprayer. Now, the final floor. Now we repaint the walls, put in two new windows, do some redecorating, add an area rug (no, it won't cover the design), and we're finished. I won't bore … Continue reading My floor rocks (or Home Project Finale)

A little reminder

Actually, quite a few good-sized reminders. Just when we began to envision the trees blooming with fall colors, feel a hint of crisp air at night, prepare for the chill of autumn evenings and mornings...Mother Nature decided to slap us with a little reminder. She rules this earth. She is the Mother. And don't forget … Continue reading A little reminder

Harriet’s Flowers

Harriet J. Graham was an incredible woman. In 1964, she was the first female elected to the Kansas State Legislature from Sedgwick County. The lone female in the house, she served on the committees for Roads and Highways, Education, and Welfare. But when the chairman of the tax committee blocked her from serving, stating "women don't … Continue reading Harriet’s Flowers