Her lounge table

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Cat on coffee table

I should mention, this is exactly the spot where the space heater is directed.

Haircut

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Haircut, way overdue. Now complete.

With my glasses off, things are a little blurry. I caught these window cling cats out of the corner of my eye and I thought there were two huge animals with Santa hats sitting in the yard.

Speaking of cats. My barber, always thoughtful, gave me a blanket to make the holidays a little warmer. I won’t let Edie hog it.

It has been a year

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

One year ago, we lost her.

I don’t want to be the person that remembers the date, but there it was approaching on the calendar and I recalled each and every day leading up to it.

The moment was not lost. Friends and family reached out with support throughout the day.

I can hear her now. Don’t be sad. Celebrate the good.

So I took the day off and followed in her footsteps… Writing a few holiday cards… going to the post office… having a long lunch with friends at a favorite spot… wandering shops leisurely afterward… smiling, letting everyone go ahead in their bustle…

It was lovely.

I still miss her terribly but I’m determined to continue to learn, grow and strive to honor her spirit in my choices and actions.

Port ability

Monday, December 9, 2019

Sure I’m drooling over the powerful new laptops and pro desktop machines (and $6k 6k display), but these old ports work dandy and I’m going to cling to them for as long as I can.

In other news, my cat doesn’t really care about any of this technology stuff.

Physical media

Sunday, December 8, 2019

These photos don’t represent the best parts of the day, which was seeing Ford vs. Ferrari with my nephews and grabbing a beer afterward. The movie is quite good. So was the beer and hang time.

Unrelated, I’ve noticed how magazine sections are becoming less periodical and more special edition. Makes sense I suppose—folks get content on screens, and do we really need all that energy used in printing, shipping and discarding?

I digress.

Mendlesons

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Even when I lived in Dayton, I had not visited Mendlesons, until now.

It is (soon to be was) a liquidation outlet that had everything from soup to nuts, and lots of amp tubes and bits of electronics and overstock packaging materials and VHS tapes and restaurant equipment and construction apparel and and and…

We wandered around and all of a sudden hours had disappeared.

LOTS more photos

Hasty Tasty

Quick trip to Dayton to grab a bite and wander the city a little. Grace picked Hasty Tasty and what a find it was.

You might not see all the sides there, but Jello with Whipped Cream is at the top of the list. (+ zoom)

Related: One way to say Jell-O in German: der Wackelpudding.

Below? The Wisconsin Veggie Appetizer, which includes breaded buttered cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, cheddar snaps, mozzarella sticks and onion rings.

I had the Roast Beef Hotshot, sliced roast beef on bread with whipped potatoes all covered in gravy. This was a favorite family dish growing up.

Red Hypericum

Friday, December 6, 2019

Spent a good chunk of the morning organizing and prioritizing projects with Anne, and in the afternoon tackling the most pressing things.