Total Solar Eclipse 2017!

Total Eclipse of the Sun t-shirt

Monday. August 21, 2017, was a big day in history, as you probably well know — there was a total solar eclipse! We decided it would be worth it to drive up to Franklin, North Carolina, to be in the…

Working From Home in an Empty House

Work from home

Today is a very strange day. Not only is it a strange day in itself, but it marks the beginning of a whole new stage of life for me, which is pretty daunting. Bittersweet. Exciting. Frightening. Lonely. So many things.…

Listening to Hamilton

Hamilton the musical

One nice thing about having teenagers is that get to learn about … well, I would say “learn about what’s hip,” except that I’ve been informed that the word “hip” is totally outdated slang, so maybe …well, let’s just say…

Rock Wall Climbing!

rock-wall-climbing-3

Since I am (I’m very sorry to say) one of the most un-cool people around, it is kind of neat that the kids and I have started doing something that seems pretty darn cool. We joined a rock wall climbing…

5 Lovely Christmas Tree Music Boxes

Christmas Tree Music Boxes

A Christmas tree music box makes a beautiful decoration for the holidays. It looks lovely sitting on a shelf, possibly with other collectibles, on top of a piano, or as a conversation piece for a holiday party. I found these…