Melting

Sunday, February 3, 2019

A pile of snow on campus.

Still in cram mode, but I needed to step out for lunch and so very glad I did. The weather was incredibly nice. (And weird too because we had just exited a week of sub zero temperates due to a polar vortex.)

Back on the work tip, I realize what may be part of my value on a project is skepticism—I question things every step of the way and try and make sense of it all. If I would simply stop this I could get more Sundays off! Alas, I see the light at the end of the tunnel and I will indeed reclaim the downtime.

I did manage to do two additional things of note this weekend: Put together a Schwinn Airdyne on Saturday and rode it for 25 minutes on Sunday. It felt great! Until I finished and tried to walk away. Oooof. I have some work to do.

Game of Thrones

Saturday, February 2, 2019

House of Stark vs House of Lannister in the Game of Thrones

For Trivia Night 2019, we joined forces with another table to pull off our theme.

Like it is every year, the evening was a hoot. We came in like 4th or 5th trivia-wise, but none of that really matters as it’s all for a good cause: supporting the McGuffey Montessori.

Also? The functional “set” that Tom created was insanely great.

February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Oil slick outside the Honda service center

I was doing so good at the end of 2018, posting images here. But the new year kicked in and I needed to jump back into several consulting projects.

They’re becoming contained.

Yesterday I was able to leave my desk and go out to lunch and run some errands and I felt a brief sense of normalcy.

I have a folder of photos from January. There were some wonderful moments and images I’m hoping I can dust off sometime.

We had beautiful snow. (More than once!)
I gained a great nephew.
There was a fantastic wedding.
Had an intern, briefly.
Shared a few meals with friends.
Played some board games.
My cat was pretty cute.

Here’s hoping February of 2019 is chock full of more good stuff.

Into the Spiderverse

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Two enthusiastic thumbs up for Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse.

I feel like this is the first comic book movie that actually feels like a comic book.

Delightful in every way.

Azul

Friday, December 28, 2018

A much needed quiet evening playing card and board games.

Easy casual fun? LOOP, the Chicago train card game.

A bit more complicated but super fun? Azul, a beautiful board game inspired by Portuguese tiles.

Had to keep Floofer out of the wine.

Spontaneous lunch

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Wendy texted, “Just finished up an errand in Cincinnati. Wanna grab lunch?”

I had just finished meetings for the day and replied with an emphatic YES!

We didn’t eat in this parking garage, but around the corner at a favorite taco joint.

Caught our breaths and caught up with life, coloring in all those details that don’t fit neatly in a phone.

The Favourite

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Blurry photo (it was FREEZING) after a quick gift exchange following a viewing of The Favourite—a movie that made me cackle with laughter and conversely aghast by its darkness. Such an excellent film. Highly recommended.

Not pictured? A canvas print of Kyle with European Fanta in a gilded frame.

Triple Christmas

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Started Christmas Day at mom’s house and shared a meal that laid a foundation for a day filled with much joy.

Mom’s spirit was very present.

I am so very lucky to be surrounded by loved ones who reflect the light she brought into the world.

Stop #2 — Independence, Kentucky

An excellent photographer, this one.

Stop #3 – Blue Ash, Ohio

Bonus shot: Shadow ignoring laser.