I spent the last week with three of my grandsons (aged 7 and three year old twins) while their parents were in Europe. There was lots of time for colorful chemistry experiments, a treasure hunt, finger painting, trips to many playgrounds, and a visit to the zoo. But not much time for writing. And I […]
Adventures in LIfe
Random adventures in life I’ve taken or might want to take
The scent of fresh dill and cilantro whisks me back to markets in Russia where I’d buy cookies by the kilogram and beef that had been butchered an hour earlier. The fresh smell of pine after a rain reminds me of hiking among the towering sequoias. And the smell of popcorn transports me to my
Have You Ever Done This? It’s another entry in my stupid moves file… I was at the grocery store and was ready to pay. No credit card. I had my drivers’ license and shopping reward card, but nothing else. The sympathetic cashier said she’d ring it all up and would put my cart at customer
Last week I played hooky to go on an adventure of me own. Along with seven other people, we set off tubing down the Catawba River, enjoying some late summer sun on the water. And this wasn’t the tubing I remember from my younger days when we grabbed any old inner tube and jumped in.
I should have known better. Rushing always leads to trouble. I was in a hurry when I unplugged my laptop and managed to shut the lid on the end of the cord. Five seconds and one cracked screen later, I needed a new laptop. My husband lent me his old one so I could keep
Ever get the sense someone is watching you? A week or so ago I was diligently typing away, revising a scene from Flood of the Fire, when the back of my neck started prickling. I had the creepy sensation that someone was watching me. No one was in the room. Then I glanced out the
That’s what I told my husband when I suggested we go to the Van Gogh Immersive Exhibit. He said he was up for it. That conversation was three months ago. We finally made it, and it was truly like nothing I’d ever experienced. Not your usual art exhibit. Between the music and the way the
It was a close encounter, indeed. Grandson #4 decided it would be great fun to run his locomotive over my head. Which was no problem. Except that it was running. Before I knew it, the little wheels of the train had snagged my bangs. With every chug they grabbed more hair, pulling tighter and tighter.
I’m taking a moment to press the pause button and think about what could have been. It was a chilly, windy evening. And my husband ended up in a ditch. Not through any fault of his own, just some unstable rocks where he was walking. Fortunately, a tree broke his fall. Other than a pair
How’s this for an understatement: last week was a wild one. In my world, the excitement continues this week. Not only is do my birthday and wedding anniversary fall in the second week of November, but so does the birthday of my twin grandsons! These events are much better than the ones of the week