When Your Spring Break Isn’t

This week, in our corner of Kansas, is Spring Break, that hallowed oasis in the middle of the Spring semester.  For a lot of families, it means vacations or trips to see family or just extra time at home together…but not for ours.  See, I married, and my children are fathered by, an optometrist, and(…)

Columbia, District of: Day 3

Jon had classes again Saturday morning, so as on Friday, Maddie and I were up bright and early, wandering the streets in search of food. (I like melodrama. I think it adds a certain, special something to my posts.) Having slept until a normal waking hour and also having just mastered waving, Maddie proceeded to(…)

Columbia, District of: Day 2

Friday began bright and early. Well, actually, I think it was just early, so early, in fact, that it may not have been so bright. Maddie woke up at 5:30 a.m EST, which would be 4:30 a.m. CST, which is the time zone we were trying to keep her in. Since Jon had classes to(…)

Columbia, District of: Day 1

Last week, the three of us joined Jon’s parents and brother in Washington, D.C. for an optometry conference and a little sightseeing. There’s a lot to share, so we’ve decided to blog it day by day, starting with Thursday, day one. Jon flew out to D.C. on Wednesday to take some continuing education courses, so(…)