Category Archives: family

Memories of My Grandma

When my Grandma Helen passed away, I wished that I had known her better, that I could have spent more time with her, and gotten to know who she was – what she was really like. I had so many … Continue reading

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Out of Town and Occupied

I just wanted to share a quick hello since I’ve been on “vacation” for more than a week longer than I anticipated. The week of August 15th was supposed to be a summer vacation filled with family, sun and swimming, … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day

I’m taking today to say thank you to my Uncle Russell (and all those who have served). My uncle passed away several years ago, so I find this day very emotional.  One of my favorite stories about Uncle Russell was … Continue reading

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The family comes for a visit!

In just a few short hours, my mom and brother will touch down in Oakland California! This is only their second visit since I’ve been living out here (for 3 years!) and I’m so happy to have them back here. … Continue reading

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Cool Creatures

I was forwarded this photo contest  and found the most lovely pictures of all kinds of mysterious sea creatures. This is one of my favorites: I want to make a pair of earrings based on their funny little stick legs and … Continue reading

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Brother & Sister

I’ve been in Maine for about a week and a half while my mother is recovering from surgery (knee replacements!). In between running errands, cooking, and hanging out, I’ve been doing some rumaging through old pictures. Here is a funny … Continue reading

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my mom

i’m thinking a lot about my mom these days. she’ll be undergoing some pretty serious surgery in a few weeks. it is a much need surgery, so i’m really relieved- but quite scared too. it feels really hard to articulate … Continue reading

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