Fall Festival on the West Coast

One of the things the kids look forward to every year is the elementary school’s Fall Festival, and this year Princess Nagger was happy to see her new school here on the West Coast does one as well.  Unfortunately Mother … Continue reading

Favorite Time of Year

This is my all-time favorite time of year.  With crisp clear air, the trees and foliage starting to turn into a gloriously painted landscape, what’s not to love?  Some trees tend to have that resistance factor, hanging on to their … Continue reading

Taken for Granted

Growing up in the State of Washington, when you see something every day for years, you tend not to notice it much in day-to-day living.  Until you’ve been gone for what seems like an eternity then return, you notice it … Continue reading