Week of Mar 23
Celebrated Kav’s birthday while the world was seeming to go crazier and becoming less certain. The antidote to the anxiety continues to be avoiding the news, playing games with the kids, and making things. Mainly drawings, ‘zines and crafts.
Week of Mar 16
Everyone is freaking out for Kav’s birthday it seems. We’re looking forward to celebrating and being together with or without things being open. Continuing to stay healthy and look for ways to be useful and help others as much as we can is the goal. Work and life continue on.
Week of Mar 9
Last week flew by but there was one big thing that we did: our 2019 US tax return! Ok, not that. Well yes, that too, but what was really noteworthy was that we put in an offer on a house. Trying to move things forward here with life in Scotland. Fingers crossed, we should find out soon.
Week of Mar 2
Getting back to normal after a month with one of our favorite guests and a bit of touring around the country. Time for taxes, house hunting and Kav’s birthday. Bye for now Dad.
Week of Feb 24
Off to Islay for the week and hopefully away from or through this the crazy weather. There is probably no escape actually but we’ll try. Last week it rained, snowed, hailed, sleeted and was perfectly beautifully sunny, sometimes all within the same hour, and it was all conducted amongst/within gale force winds. Our saving grace was Netflix mixed with a healthy dose of painting and card playing (cribbage). Card games have been a forgotten pleasure.
Week of Feb 17
After two major (named) winter storms in two consecutive weekends, the winter is dragging on us a bit. Playing tourist with my Dad, a visit to St Andrews and spending time together playing games with hot drinks is getting us through.
Week of Feb 10
My Dad arrived last week from the States. The first time he’s ever been in Scotland (or outside the US)! Time to play tourist, which is no bother as Kav and I love sightseeing and have a long list of things we want to see anyway. First order of business is a castle (Doune was first) and then golf (St Andrews next week). Oh and he’s already seen the brunt of winter with Storm Ciara hitting last weekend and the possibility of snow on the way.
This week Kav and I have been starting to weigh a big change in our house and how we’re living, and were explaining this to my Dad using the rationale that we like certain layouts because that’s what we’ve always had and what we’re used to. My Dad quickly pointed out that we might find that we like something different even more if we just tried it.
Indeed, maybe we should.
Week of Feb 3
We just replaced our tire on our car for the third time in 7 months! This farm road is killing the car. I blame these:
Sam and Vivi started swimming practice in preparation for a big summer holiday we’re planning. Work continues on our next move and we’re soon to hosts a special guest for the month of Feb. More travel in February on the books!
Week of Jan 27
After heading to Amsterdam, I’m now recovered and have some notes. I’ll be going back in the spring and next time I want to draw more. Kav and I are plotting our next move, literally. A shorter one this time, but still, we’re not where we want to be yet. Vivi is now stashing books and a night light under her pillow so she can stay up late (worse things there could be). Sam’s catching up quickly, but likes his sleep. He goes hard all day. Shouldn’t we all?