Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to wish my readers a Happy Thanksgiving.  I know that some of you have had a rough year and finding things to be thankful for may be a challenge.  Others are leading very busy lives and this holiday may feel like work to you, or it may feel like a chance to rest.  I hope that you can all spend Thanksgiving with loved ones. Continue reading

Jacksonport

My son and daughter-in-law are here to visit for a couple days.  This morning they came to see the house and the yard.  Sarah is good at identifying plants and she says she thinks I have grapes and golden raspberries in my yard.  She recommended we wait to see whether they are before we consider pulling them out. Continue reading

From La Grande, OR

My last day of work was on Tuesday, the 18th, and Tuesday evening Mark and I began to pack the accumulation of furniture and clothing that family had given us into the back of our truck.  Wednesday morning, I took Mark around with me to say goodbye to Mom’s neighbors whom I’d gotten to know.  We left Mom’s house and stopped in Vancouver to have lunch with Mark’s mom.  Then we headed up to Lynden, WA to get the rest of our stuff out of storage. Continue reading