We bought a house! It’s kind of in the country (or country-ish, as we’ve been saying). So now we have a city and a country house. Not on purpose though. We actually need to sell the city house. Anyone looking for a big house in the capital city of Virginia? It’s got refinished hardwood floors… HGTV moment when we discovered we had hardwood under the vinyl in our foyer. #InstantCharacter So in addition to the downsizing and the painting I… Read more »

Since we got home from our Pacific Northwest vacation last month, I’ve basically been busy in a “middle place”. There’s been some pulling books out of the brain writing. Saw this artwork – Allocation of Memory by Malia Landis – in a Eureka, California bookstore. But there’s been more working at the library and house stuff. Did I mention we’ve started the process to downsize from the big house we’ve lived in for 20 years to a smaller one? #emptynestchanges… Read more »

Richmond pipeline walk upside down

I like to play with photo prompts on Instagram and this week one of those prompts was upside down.  Birds at Fountain Lake here in Richmond. So I flipped this photo and something about the birds flying into the bottom corner made my brain buzz (and maybe made me feel a tad dizzy.) Pipeline walk in downtown Richmond.  As much as I get a certain routine comfort in knowing I can plant myself on the couch in front of the… Read more »