The Tale of Two Trails

A couple of weeks ago I went hiking in the Shenandoah National Park.  That Saturday, I ended up hiking two different trails.  The first was up to Mary’s Rock (https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/virginia/marys-rock-via-appalachian-trail-north-approach) and the other was down to the Hazel Falls (https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/virginia/hazel-falls-and-caves). … Continue Reading →

Empty Nest – Week 5?

Could it be the end of  Empty Nest Syndrome?   This past weekend we had a chance to hang out with the boys.  We met them in Leesburg, VA for a wedding (my niece, their cousin).  It was a fun event,… Continue Reading →

Empty Nest – Week 2.75

Little late in posting this, we are almost to the end of week 3! I’ve been trying to keep busy.  So far, I seem to have achieved that for the most part.  Keeping up with my evening workouts and fiddling… Continue Reading →

Empty Nest – Week 1

It has been a little over a week since the Empty Next phase began.  Nine days ago we dropped off my youngest at college to start on his new adventures and expand his independence (and hopefully his mind).  I knew… Continue Reading →

Goal today, Gone tomorrow

For years we have had a soccer goal in our front yard.  I know the neighbors probably hated it (but got used to it).  I am surprised the HOA didn’t give us nasty letters.  And even more amazed that errant… Continue Reading →

Colors

Doing laundry the other day I realized how much of my wardrobe is devoted to kids’ sports.  Between high school volleyball and soccer, club soccer and the Richmond Volleyball Club, I have a lot of T-shirts and sweatshirts to “represent”. … Continue Reading →

Morning Re-Routine

With the way the end of the year went, the realization came subtly.  COVID-19 shut down the schools and with it, disrupted the morning routine for everyone.  It didn’t take long for our high school senior to realize he could… Continue Reading →

The Season that Wasn’t

Today we got our high school soccer gear.  T-shirts, a couple polo shirts and a quarter zip for me.  And new this year, hats! We stocked up prior to the season so we could be fully decked out to support… Continue Reading →

Pandemic Profoundness

I started thinking about this piece a few days ago.  One of the more amazing things with current times is how fast things are changing.  We are in the midst of COVID-19. The novel coronavirus pandemic of 2020. What I… Continue Reading →

List of Lasts

Last week I edited the last high school indoor league soccer game where I have a son playing.  Last weekend I watched my youngest compete in his last indoor high school league game. The list of lasts continues marching on…. Continue Reading →

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