2020 Thanksgiving – pandemic style

The holidays are weird when you are nine months into a pandemic, with cases on the rise. As of Nov. 28, there are 27,049 cases in Sedgwick County, 155,000 cases in Kansas, 13.2 million cases in the United States and 61.9 million cases worldwide. We are up to 265,000 COVID deaths in the United States. … Continue reading 2020 Thanksgiving – pandemic style

Christmas lights – it only took 23 years

I've been talking about hanging Christmas lights on our house for 23 years. I love the way they look during the holidays. But I always heard "it's too much work" or "it's too expensive to pay someone." So I've been living with lights on bushes or around windows. Which is *fine*. Then, last night, I … Continue reading Christmas lights – it only took 23 years

Christmas 2019 – San Francisco

Tuesday, December 24, Christmas Eve United Airlines alerted us via text that the first leg of our flight to San Francisco was delayed. We now departed Wichita at 11 a.m., instead of 9 a.m., which the boys thought was a better time anyway – more time to sleep. Wednesday, December 25, Christmas Day Not much … Continue reading Christmas 2019 – San Francisco