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 ...


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.


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.  ...


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

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 ...


If only a license plate could make it so! Though I’ve always believed that a positive attitude is a good place to start. 🙂