Category Archives: Andrew

Sampling the Icelandic rotten shark: a story in photos.

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Posted in Andrew, Food and Drink, Iceland, Photography | 7 Comments

Phone calls from Iceland, part 2.

Elder Son introduced tonight’s call by asking if the tale he was about to tell might remind us of stories told by someone we know. He then proceeded to tell of their journey from the southern coast into the highlands … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Iceland, Travel | 5 Comments

Phone calls from Iceland.

Elder Son says that when he calls us from Iceland the phone rings in Icelandic. He told us about doing laps in a pool heated by hot water springs with a view of mountains and oceans, also about maybe going … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Iceland, Travel | 4 Comments

Iceland photos.

Elder Son and GF called this afternoon. We all had a good time talking about how the spells for raising the dead that he learned at the museum could be extremely useful in his professional life as a physician. Smokey … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Iceland, Travel | 6 Comments

Elder Son goes to Iceland.

Elder Son and GF are going to Iceland for a two-week vacation. He has kept us in the loop as he made the arrangements over the past few months. “We ended up getting a 4-wheel drive, automatic transmission, compact SUV.  … Continue reading

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Tidbits from their travels.

Elder Son, who speaks neither German nor Norwegian: When I spoke in English to someone in Germany, they looked at me with a look as if someone had just asked them to recite the process to solve a quadratic equation … Continue reading

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My sons are traveling…together.

These are the same two sons who did not speak a civil word to each other until they were both out of high school. As an only child, I was unfamiliar with the ways of siblings: is this typical? Anyway, … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew, Matthew, Travel | 9 Comments

Stuff in bullet form.

We are in Zuni, New Mexico, to visit Elder Son and family. If you follow me on Instagram you have seen the photos from the 3-1/2 day drive to get here. A few highlights of my recent life: My car … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Current Affairs, knitting, New Mexico, Politics, national, Polk County politics, Shawls, Travel, What's going on | 8 Comments

What’s happening? Not much.

Not much to say, but I feel like I should post something. I have learned from experience, however, that if I have photos the post(s) write themselves. Here goes… Elder Son and GF have unpacked nearly all their books. That … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Animals, Books, Christmas, Milady, Percy, Winter | 5 Comments

Pro tip: count noses.

Smokey’s parents moved from Chicago to Palm Harbor FL after my FIL retired. We visited them for two weeks every Christmas; our boys never saw an actual white Christmas (Day) until they were 11 and 6. Generally, we drove the … Continue reading

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