Happy Valentine’s Day!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m sharing a little story about the gifts I have given my daughter over the years on this special day. Like many parents, I began giving my daughter a gift on Valentine's Day when she was a young child. For the first gift, I found a cute gift bag with... Continue Reading →

Travel Highlights of 2021

I’m so thankful for the vaccine which has allowed a little normalcy back into our lives. We were fully vaccinated by early April, and as a result, theTravelsketcher and I have taken a good number of trips this past year. Our first adventure was in April when we went to Eastern Washington to do some... Continue Reading →

Snowy Holidays

There’s nothing like gently falling snow on a quiet night to help set the stage for the holidays, at least for those of us who live in parts of the northern hemisphere. The December holidays and snow seem to go hand in hand. So to add to the festiveness of the season, I’m sharing a... Continue Reading →

A Quiet Christmas

We will have a quiet Christmas this year without any of the parties, festivities and family gatherings that are a traditional part of the holiday season. Yes, there will be some Zoom calls and a KAST event with our daughter and son-in-law, but nothing like in years past. It is sad and a bit depressing... Continue Reading →

A Different Kind of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner has always been my favorite holiday meal to prepare. I enjoy trying new recipes and making changes to traditional favorites, to add a new twist. Sharing the meal with friends and family is the best part; the more the merrier. So it was hard not to get sad and discouraged as it became... Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays!

It has been a busy month of holiday related activities for theTravelersketcher (my husband) and me, and the fun continues with many more functions and parties in the days ahead. We'll be in Oregon to visit family there, then back to Washington to celebrate with family and friends here. If you count your riches in... Continue Reading →

The Thanksgiving Feast

Societies have been feasting pretty much since the beginning of time. It is a tradition that is held in every society, and unlike many traditions, is one that has not diminished over the centuries. Early societies feasted for practical reasons, a large animal was killed, and since the meat would not last very long, a... Continue Reading →

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