Buddy & Me (Leaving on a Jet Plane, Part 6)

Did you know that Buddy the Elf and I are related? We're like, twins. Naw. That's a fib. But we could be related. Like, remember how Buddy reacts to the news that  Santa is coming tomorrow? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jyCfRHumHU Well, that's me. Without the funky green suit.  Cuz I'm feeling like Buddy today! You know, bouncing-off-the-walls Excited! … Continue reading Buddy & Me (Leaving on a Jet Plane, Part 6)

The Countdown (Leaving on a Jet Plane, Part 5)

Happy Friday-Before-Christmas, Friends! Are you snug and cozy? The weather here has been cray-cray. Gale force winds. Power outages. Enough rain to float a battleship in the backyard. A little token of remembrance from yesterday's wind storm: In other words, "winter as usual' in the water-logged Pacific Northwest. Is this place great or what? Meanwhile, … Continue reading The Countdown (Leaving on a Jet Plane, Part 5)

‘What About Bob?’ (Leaving on a Jet Plane, Part 4)

Maybe because we share the same warped sense of humor, The Kid and I usually like the same movies. Especially if the movie also has a warped sense of humor. This is from one of our movie favorites. We trot it out whenever we get near water. In this case, he's off the Yucatan Peninsula: … Continue reading ‘What About Bob?’ (Leaving on a Jet Plane, Part 4)

Anchors Aweigh! (Leaving on a Jet Plane, Part 3)

Ever see Idaho from the sky? Good thing someone had a window seat: So The Kid & Co. made it to Florida in one piece yesterday. He took the red eye out of rainy, soggy, gray Portland on Friday, landing in rainy, soggy, gray New York early Saturday morning. (For background, see prior posts: First … Continue reading Anchors Aweigh! (Leaving on a Jet Plane, Part 3)

First Flight & The Mom Factor (Leaving on a Jet Plane, Part 2)

Well. That was hairy. Our youngest son & Co. left Portland PDX right on time last night. I got a text from The Kid, en route to his first-ever flight and first-ever Caribbean cruise, at 20:29 last night: “Boarding in 20 minutes!” (For background, see yesterday’s post, Leaving on a Jet Plane...) Here’s the short … Continue reading First Flight & The Mom Factor (Leaving on a Jet Plane, Part 2)

Leaving on a Jet Plane – Part I

I think I'll live. But it's gonna be close. In fact, right now it could go either way. Let me explain.Our youngest son, age 19, just left the house to drive to his girlfriend's family's house about an hour away. The family has booked a week-long Caribbean cruise for the holidays. Their fourth cruise of … Continue reading Leaving on a Jet Plane – Part I