This guy graduates from high school this weekend and then jets off to South Korea Monday with his little brother for tae kwon do training. Here are 2 TBT pictures taken June 11, 2011, right after the boys earned their white belts (the first belt you earn in TKD), Ethan is on the left. So … Continue reading TBT: My Middle Son
In keeping with November and NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), where participants attempt to write a 50,000 word novel over the course of the month, April is NaPoWriMo, National Poetry Writing Month. I'm thinking about participating again to see if I can write more than the 12 poems I did in 2014. Are any of … Continue reading NaPoWriMo, 100 Day Project, An Old Poem
A selection of pictures of signs that I found notable at the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. My friends and I were on Independence Avenue (where the stage was) close to the corner of 7th Street SW, on the back side of the Air & Space Museum.
It's been quite a while since my last knitting-related post. I'm still working on my Bohus cardi, The Green Wood. I started knitting the sleeves after we got back from New Zealand and I can't say that they're going as quickly as I would like. I've been distracted from knitting since we got back; since … Continue reading While I was knitting …
Writing this last NZ travelogue post means that the trip is really really over, so I've been putting it off even though I've now been back from the trip for as long as we were gone. Goodbyes are hard. Our last full day in New Zealand we took it easy: we slept in and were … Continue reading NZ Day 14 & 15: Dim Sum, Downtown Auckland, Departure
After our most busy day on the trip on New Years Day, January 2 found us limping along. Or at least I was limping along. We were all tired and cranky, and Mr. Q and I started the day of pretty tensely because of some petty disagreement the previous day whose origins I can't even … Continue reading NZ Day 12: Waiotapu Thermal Park, (Luge), Rotorua
On our 7th day, we loaded into 2 cars and headed for the far north, to Ninety Mile Beach and the dunes there. After some car sickness, lunch, and a stop at the famous Hundertwasser Toilets, we arrived. Ninety Mile Beach is actually 55 miles (88 km) long. The sand is hard & stable enough that … Continue reading NZ Days 7-8: Ninety Mile Beach, Waitangi National Reserve