Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring amidst a global pandemic.  I find myself seeking out beauty (however small) to stay positive during these dark days.  March 2020.

OMEBs

Reading the Smith College alumnae magazine, and I came across this acronym.  OMEB – Ordinary Moments of Extraordinary Bliss.  I love it, and I’m going to spread the word (literally).

Lunches at home

One of the real pleasures of working from home is that I don’t have to get up super early to pack all my meals.  Since I am doing intermittent fasting at the moment, I block ...

Tomatoes are special

You may ask yourself what is so special about tomatoes.  And, in fact, it’s not a particularly beautiful photograph, either.  But after a five-year hiatus, I am able to eat both raw and cooked tomatoes ...

Orchids

The Chicago Botanic Gardens has a spectacular orchid show in the late winter each year.  We haven’t in awhile, but I thought I would share these pictures from years past.

Growth

I’m lucky to work with such an amazing team at work.  Every once in awhile I get a thank you from someone on the team, and I feel so blessed that the appreciation is reciprocated.  ...

Almond Cow

Awhile back, I pre-ordered a new kitchen device called the Almond Cow, which is supposed to make milk from nuts.  I liked the idea because I’m allergic to so many of the additives in milk.  ...

Ripples

A grate near the new Veterans’ Park in Evanston Illinois. Since taking metalsmithing classes I am definitely seeing things like this in a new way. To me this looks like the ripples created on the ...

Shaymin

Shaymin is the gratitude Pokemon. The kids gave me this stuffie for my birthday a few years ago, and I keep him in our bedroom. I can never have enough reminder to be grateful!

Garfield Conservatory

After an inspiring field trip with his day camp, our little one requested to visit the Garfield Conservatory in Chicago again. We had good fun visiting with turtles, participating in the scavenger hunt, and feeding ...

Nursery beauty

My dad passed away earlier this summer, but he would have been 81 this week.  I am visiting my mom in Connecticut with my family, and trying hard to find beauty where I can.  Our ...