Out and About

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Boosted!

I got my bivalent COVID booster earlier this week, along with this year’s flu shot. I’m hoping for another winter of good health. How about you?
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A wine for everyone

I recently had dinner at a restaurant in Colorado that specializes in local wines. Apparently, hundreds of them! It always surprises me to see the vast selection of wines available. I tend to find a couple of labels I like and stick to them. I used to be a chardonnay drinker until I realized I had an allergic reaction to the oak from being aged in oak barrels. Made me sneezy and sniffly. These days, it’s sauvignon blanc for me. I also enjoy a dry riesling from a winery in New York’s Finger Lakes region. Do you have a fave?
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You Know Your Child Is Grown When . . .

. . . You find a long list of alcoholic beverages in your car in your son’s handwriting, and realize there’s nothing you can (or should) say to him, because he’s thirty years old, and he was on a liquor store run for his grandmother. This incident happened ten years ago. Son is now forty, and his grandmother still needs liquor store runs on occasion. What made you realize your child was grown?
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The Kansas City Museum

My husband and I recently visited the renovated Kansas City Museum. The only building now open to is the Corinthian Hall, which contains memorabilia from the Long family on the first floor and an overview of Kansas City’s history on the second floor. Much of the museum has changed from its incarnation in the eighties and nineties, when we used to visit. But I immediately recognized the grand fireplace in the library, where I took my children to see the Fairy Princess at Christmas time. I’m not a Kansas City native, so that holiday tradition didn’t mean much to me.
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Who Visited Whom?

I spent an evening at a local library recently, and from my study room I saw these two fawns and their mother. They surprised and delighted me, but I don’t think I bothered them a bit. They didn’t even look up from their meal. What surprises have you had recently?