Happy New Groundhog Year Day


That’s the latest holiday card I’ve ever received, but I give my daughter credit for getting something out, even in late January!

Since my last post was a Christmas memory, I too am running late, and for similar reasons–holidays, post-holiday catch-up, challenges with the grandparenting/parenting thing. Then on top of that, I spent most of January preparing for a solo gallery show of my art.

The parenting thing is going better. Coincidentally, I got her on health insurance and took her to a therapist on the same day, after five months of trying. She loves the guy and can’t wait for the next appointment. Bonus: he’s across the street from one of Austin’s iconic taco places, so Thursdays are now Torchy’s Taco night.

Update on the Saga of the Search for the Perfect Purse: the baby bag was getting a little bedraggled, plus it wasn’t quite perfect–a little too wide to set down in some places, like under the pew in church. I saw this on sale at Kohl’s (half the $90 price tag, which I would never have paid) and decided to try it. It’s TekGear, designed as workout bag (it even has a slot for a yoga mat). It’s tall rather than wide so it fits better, and it has the right pockets and straps, although I have yet to find a use for the yoga mat space. It’s a lot hipper to carry than a diaper bag, although that never stopped me. I did get asked in a book store to check my bag. I just stared the guy down and said “This is my purse.” Sometimes it’s not so bad being old. Nobody messes with you.

Tech gear bag


2 responses to “Happy New Groundhog Year Day”

  1. Melissa says :

    Hey now. It’s a New Year’s card.

  2. wigginswordsandimages says :

    Not sure if the image came through–it doesn’t on my phone, but on the computer there is a scan of the card (minus actual faces and names). https://wigginswordsandimages.wordpress.com/

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