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Surfing Sunday 1.03

Happy freaking new year! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season. We are wrapping up two weeks off for all of us, and tomorrow we’re back to school and work. Well, “back to,” meaning logging onto our computers at the assigned times, possibly changing our pajamas before we do so, etc. We had…

Surfing Sunday 12.13

We celebrated Mike’s birthday last week! Like everything else in 2020, we didn’t celebrate like we normally do, but we still made the best of it! We got takeout from a couple of his favorite restaurants, and of course, we also had an ice cream cake. Here’s hoping his next trip around the sun is…

Surfing Sunday 11.29

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all who celebrate! This was the first Thanksgiving we haven’t spent in Northern California with Mike’s parents in…gosh, maybe 15 years? It was strange and sad to not be with them this week. We tried to make the most of it and went on hikes, rode bikes, and baked. We even…

Surfing Sunday 11.22

Maddie’s 13th birthday was last week, on the 11th. It’s hard celebrating her birthdays without her, but this year’s milestone was especially painful. She’d be a teenager, her own person with her own interests. Not knowing who she’d have become is, for me, one of the hardest parts of her death. I don’t get to…

Surfing Sunday 11.01

Friends! The Spohr house hasn’t been this busy since February. We’ve been carefully and cautiously venturing out into the world, trying to remember what the “real” world is like. Our county is doing very well containing Covid-19, so well that the schools will be opening in a week and some youth sports are back (with…

Why I’m Voting YES on Prop 22

My first experience with a truly functional public transportation system happened in my 20’s living in New York City. The notion that a subway or a bus could take me almost anywhere I needed to go was mindblowing. I never worried about how my friends and I would get home from a bar.  I never had…

Surfing Sunday 10.11

Time is flying – somehow, the sweet baby of the family, Harper, is two years old today! She’s so sweet and such a FORCE. With Annie and James refusing to stop growing older, my niece turning 11 last month, and my nephews in their teens, it’s really fun to have a toddler (and her 4.5…

Surfing Sunday 9.27

The kids had picture day at school at couple weeks ago. It was very different than usual (obviously). No class picture, just individual photos of each kid. Annie and James had an assigned time to show up, and the photographers were set up outside the school in tents. They wore masks until it was time…

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