Coming home

Neil and I spent five glorious days in California. We saw so many friends, visited favorite haunts, ate at familiar places, shopped at stores we knew and understood. It was nonstop action! Almost every minute was spent storing up as much California as we could squeeze in. It was great. Like taking deep lungfuls of…

Home

We sold our home, packed our stuff, hugged a million friends and headed to Panama. Next week will be the first time any of us have headed back to the U.S. Neil and I are making a quick trip. School holidays give Neil 6 days of California sunshine (hopefully). Looking forward to seeing friends, eating…

Friday night movie lights

The menfolk saw "It" last night. I did not. I'm not great with scary movies. I'm still haunted by the after school horror movie on TV that I watched in eighth grade. In fact, I was a little afraid to stay at home... alone... at night... while they watched the movie. Guessing when a movie…

High school for Neil

  Neil survived his first day of high school! New country, new home, new school! This kid is knocking it out of the park. High school is daunting enough but Neil put on a uniform and walked into the unknown. I swear he's the bravest of us all. I'm so proud of him. He has…