Archive for chit chat
It’s the end of an era, here at Polka Dot Cottage, as we bid farewell to a true fixture around these parts: my van.continue reading "A little send-off"
I’ve missed you while I’ve been doing things that are not blogging.continue reading "Hello."
It snowed yesterday.continue reading "Snow"
Photo-a-day prompts, and merrymaking activities. This is the stuff of December this year.continue reading "Making merry"
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then consider this an 8,000-word essay on How I’ve Spent My Time Lately.continue reading "All manner of busy-ness"
Some days it’s all about appreciating the little things.continue reading "Lazy Sunday Afternoon"
Allow me to introduce to you our family’s poster boy for Crazy Things Happening: This is Neil. You may remember him from last July’s heart attack or the kidney stone two weeks later. Perhaps you know him from the broken wisdom tooth I probably never told you about in October, or the defibrillator surgery in […]continue reading "Best-laid plans…"
Last year at this time, in the context of doing taxes and spending nearly an entire week populating all of the months of 2011 in my financial spreadsheet, I said this: The good news is that I have been keeping the 2012 financial spreadsheet up to date since January, so there will be none of […]continue reading "Quotes from the past"
I think you’ll agree that my last few posts have been super meaty. Today, I could use a break from all of that thinking. And writing. So, I’m enjoying the arrival of spring (at last!) here in New Jersey. I have to admit seeing how utterly green Oregon was last week made me a little […]continue reading "There is no meat in this post"
One of the great things about blogging is that it keeps valuable records for me. For instance, I am able to verify that every single year since at least 2007, I have found March to be a particularly unlovable month. I wish I could say that all has changed. It would be lovely to say that in […]continue reading "March 19th: a photo essay"