Starters

Friday, May 1, 2020

starter plants

My brother picked these up for me. I’m going to attempt a tiny herb garden on the patio. 🤞

Batshit

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Batshit Trump

Whipped this up for the Public Service Artists. If you’d like to download and print one off for your neighborhood, here you go.

It rained

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

rain on pane of glass

I quite like the rainy days. I don’t feel so guilty for staying inside.

Curbside

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

At the beginning of this pandemic, Ohio allowed certain “essential” stores to remain open but limited the number of folks allowed inside and employed cleaning protocols. No masks were required at the time, just encouraged.

I chose to learn Target’s complicated system for curbside delivery. (You *must* use the mobile app to choose this option.)

I got everything on my short list except for a bird feeder. Those were out of stock.

 

Aaron

Monday, April 27, 2020

Did a little collaboration with Aaron from DIY.

Plans to reopen

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Football helmets.

Physically distant dinner

Saturday, April 25, 2020

The original thought was to simply get some Sotto to go, support a local restaurant and take a night off from cooking. But I figured it might be possible to share the meal with friends, safely.

The idea met with approval and I set up the first floor lounge as a makeshift restaurant with tables 12 feet apart.

And it was soooo good. First, the food! Sotto made these bake at home lasagna kits and provided very specific instructions on timing. Kathryn brought over some caprese. We put on a restaurant playlist. Raised our glasses from a distance and enjoyed feeling like the world was some sort of normal for a few.

Weeks later we’d share the same articles that would indicate this setup to be less than safe. Being in an enclosed space for an extended period of time was a recipe for viral spread. Major adjustments would need to be made. We just didn’t know it yet.

Connected Through Generations

Friday, April 24, 2020

Connected Through Generations

After having made every meal for the past x number of days, I drove downtown for curbside dinner collection (a first since the ‘stay at home’ order). The meal would be for later, but in this moment it was just thrilling to see the city. But then again, it wasn’t…

The streets were almost entirely empty, but of the folks that were out, no one wore face coverings or kept distance.

Back to the upside: empty parking lots made it nice to see entire murals, like this one by Molly Costello.

Soul

Robert with his new Kia Soul

File under good news: My brother had been needing a reliable vehicle for some time.

He worked hard and was able to not just get any ride, but one he always wanted.

I was video chatting with my sister when he texted outside the building with it, so I live-streamed a reveal.

Look at the joy on his face.

So nice to share the moment.

diptych

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Just going to leave these here.