Azul

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.

The Favourite

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

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 […]

Benihana, twice in one week

Full beards. Full bellies. Full moon. I’m good with the Benihana for another year. And this entirely concludes all celebration of birthday. Now researching cardio.

47

My 47th birthday was kicked in with the a very slow lunch at Benihana with my ol’ partner and friend Heather. It was hard to break free even after two and a half hours. There was so much to talk about. This time of year is always jam packed, but there is an extra strong […]

Back home

I shouldn’t have left that last post dangling for so many days. Mom came home with her heart back in rhythm after a week in the hospital. Family pulled together and made sure she was never alone through her stay. Now we sort through the path ahead, grateful and focused. We know more than we […]

New Year’s Eve 2017

Celebrated New Year’s Eve with an early dinner and a cocktail. Home by 9pm! The menu for the evening. Bad front facing camera shot of the crew. Forgot to bang on pans or eat sauerkraut at midnight.

Jumanji?!

Reaction when I heard there was another Jumanji movie: Whaat? Why? But it was a day off and it was cold outside—4 degrees to be precise. The movie turned out to be an absolute blast. I had to catch my breath from laughing more than once. At the end of it all I felt like […]