Category Archives: Andrew

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

Posted in Andrew, Matthew, Travel | 6 Comments

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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Stuff in bullet form.

We are making an unscheduled road trip to Sioux Falls to deliver my 1998 Volvo to Elder Son and GF. This should make his move more pleasant. 2 adults + 12-yo girl + 120-pound dog + cat + luggage in … Continue reading

Posted in afghan, Amanda, Andrew, Animals, knitting, Motorcars, Rural life, Smokey, Squares | 6 Comments

Graduation #6*.

Elder Son graduated from his family medicine residency last weekend on Smokey’s birthday. Younger Son went with us to Sioux Falls to observe and celebrate. That evening we went to a Brazilian steakhouse for the traditional celebratory dinner. Neither Smokey … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Food and Drink, Matthew, Smokey | 8 Comments

Road trip!

Elder Son graduates from his residency program this weekend, so we are off to Sioux Falls. It’s a six-hour trip one way, more or less, so that means… NEW PROJECT! Ahem. Yeah, I already have a portable project OTN, but … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew, knitting, Scarves, Yarn | 5 Comments

Elder Son recommended an Icelandic group that he thought I might like.

He was right, but not for the reason he thought. See the lopapeysa in its natural habitat!

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Roots and wings.

Elder Son will finish his residency in family medicine in June. Last weekend he was flown to New Mexico to interview for 3-4 days at the Indian Health Service medical facility on the Zuni reservation there. His best friend from med … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew | 3 Comments