I am sure I am forgetting something.
We had this family group photo done at an end-of-school promotion ceremony. I am so pleased to have a nice picture of us all — and me actually wearing nice clothes! I am so proud of my sons, some days I could just burst! The photographer works mostly in the Olympia area, and has a […]
Last Thursday, the younger stidkid was promoted from his school. Next year, on to bigger and even better adventures, one hopes. Here is a pic of my three menfolk, of whom I am (I think) justifiably proud. Each has qualities that are rare and wonderful, and I love them so much. My cup runneth over. […]
I have decided to slack off just a little this quarter.Â Without clear feedback from faculty, there isn’t much reason to go all-out, nor can I sustain my health if I do.Â So this quarter I am going to meet my obligations, but no more.Â I will accomplish what I can, be where I am […]
Murphy! (The most recently arrived of my Irish ancestors… in the 1870s we think) Conn, Porter. Downpatrick, County Down. Arrived in the 1850s. McConnell. County Down? Arrived in the early 1700s. Granville. The one who immigrated to the United States in the 1850s was born in Wales… and of course the name originates in French/Norman […]
Last Tuesday, Tom’s parents came through and we had supper together in Olympia. Left to Right: Tom, Grandpa, Stidkid#2, Stidkid#1 and Grandma. It was so nice to see them, I hope we can get together again soon. I am in the picture only virtually. I held the camera.