Category Archives: Elizabeth

Things Which Make Me Think of Elizabeth, On Her Birthday

Big, red hearts, worn on sleeves Open mouths, suspended in shock, anger, the need to finish what they are saying Ears, the need to be heard. Footie pajamas. Too much tequila, bike wrecks, knitting in the round, family, travel, turtles … Continue reading

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50 Ways to Sleep in Public

or a Narcoleptic’s Guide to the Baltic and British Isles. Last summer our family took a vacation. My narcoleptic daughter took advantage of many opportunities to nap. I took advantage of the photo opp. Don’t be too angry on her … Continue reading

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is a long way from the harbor where our cruise ship anchored and we thought we were going on an excursion with the whole family that day. We were very disappointed to find that we had been the only … Continue reading

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Helsinki, Finland

  Helsinki may have been my favorite port. The ship docked really close to town and the day we docked happened to be one of sailboat racing just outside the security area at the terminal. That is not a picture … Continue reading

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St Petersburg, Russia

We went on a cruise of the Baltic Sea. St. Petersburg was one port of call. We were there for two days. This is where I booked excursions for everyone in spite of detesting commercialism of any kind because I … Continue reading

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Copenhagen, Denmark

This was our first stop on the cruise. We were jet-lagged, excited, exhausted and ready to get our feet on dry land, so we stepped off the ship at the Freeport docks and hoofed it into town. First stop, and … Continue reading

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Eli and Payday

A few days ago my daughter and her friend decided to go horseback riding. Eli wanted to ride Wind, the pony, but he’d already had a hard workout that day so she rode my 26 year old quarter horse and … Continue reading

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