Wednesday, May 31, 2017

memorial day weekend, some more

 The boat was put into the water and rumbled off.

 This empty cabin on the island is always intriguing.

 Okay, this is a very gorgeous tiny bird that flew into John and Dannell's windows and died as a result of that impact.

Sad.  Not sure the best way to prevent these accidents.

And that's the end.

Sleep tight.

Love, Val

Monday, May 29, 2017


Whee.  Love, Val

Sunday, May 28, 2017

a few weekend pictures

Love always,  Val

Saturday, May 27, 2017

saturday sunset

Love, Val

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

tuesday piano recital

Tonight was  Tim's piano recital, and it was wonderful.   The teacher is a sweetheart, and the kids were cute--their hard work is paying off.

Tim practices on an old Baldwin organ/electronic piano here.  It's a fancy item a friend left here a long time ago.  If she or her kids ever want it, of course they can have it back, but here it still is over 20  years later.

We also have a keyboard my parents gave us up at the lake.

Anyway, the electronic pianos have a volume on them, so Tim practices quietly, usually while I'm working in the evening, so I hear very little piano practice music, and what I do here is muffled and soft.


In two years, he has learned to play the piano quite well.   I had no idea how good at it he's become.


Love always, Mom and Dad and Everybody

Monday, May 22, 2017

a quiet weekend, monday awards

 Sunday we drove up to Jay's parents and enjoyed my mother in law's cooking, card games all afternoon, a long walk between the rain, so low-key and lovely.

 She was as good as an eight month old puppy can be, no trouble at all--lots of sniffing to do.

 Tonight was Academic Awards. Our girl, Lydia, aka Kari received an award in English, which is good since she has straight As in French. We speak English in the home--she's proficient in this language, insults and all. Maybe specifically in insults.

And an award winner in English as well.

It was a great night.
And now it's now and time to sleep.

Love always, Val