Friday, February 16, 2018

Flashback Friday

February 2013: Galveston for the day

February 2018: Igloos for the day

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

All My Valentines

Sugar and Spice
 

Energy
 

Charm
 
Partner in it all.
And I couldn't imagine a better one.
 
 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

So Many Inches

Friday.  Snow day except for the Army, of course.
So we shoveled out.
 

And the neighborhood dogs played while we were all out. 
We laughed at the Alabamians in the snow.
The neighbor came over and helped with her snow blower at the end.
The other neighbors good naturedly wondered how we earned such help and why they weren't allowed to sleep in? Bring some muffins and it would have been a block party.
 
 

Saturday, we shoveled for the second and third time.
Because of course the Army was working over the weekend.
 

By Sunday, the fun had officially worn off.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Worlds Apart

Nine Days in Africa.
 

Returning to Nine Days of Snow in Chicago.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Conversations with Ben

"Mom, you have many arduous tasks."
 
And then a smile creeps into his face. 
 
"See mom, I'm learning all sorts of new vocabulary these days. Aren't you proud of me?"

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Opening Doors

I went to the mall recently for an uncharacteristic shopping trip for my most recent business travel.  I was alone; I didn't even carry a purse, just a wallet; I didn't have a timeline to be home.
 
I opened doors for three women with strollers and one person in a wheelchair with a spring in my step and a smile on my face.  That was the best part of shopping. 

Monday, February 5, 2018