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 […]

Christmas Day 2017

Started the day with family and ended with friends playing some of that What Do You Meme, a card game in the vein of Cards Against Humanity, but maybe a bit more “blue“. Best seat in the house that day? Lola under the Christmas dinner table getting snacks from everyone:

Christmas Eve 2017

Celebrated Christmas Eve with friends, old and very new.

A little bit of snow

Not enough snow for my tastes, but for those 30 minutes or so? Gosh it was nice watching it fall outside a cafe.

An LED Christmas Tree

Tom had a little workshop on how to solder and put these LED Christmas Trees together at the Northside Depot. Normally? I’m horrible with soldering and today was no different. But daggunnit tree actually worked after I plopped in the batteries. Yay! Looking forward to more sharing knowledge to make things in the future in […]

Thanksgiving

Mental note: Tell everyone to laugh like they’re holding a salad and pass the potatoes so my Thanksgiving photo will look like that Normal Rockwell painting. As it stands, family and friends gathered potluck-style at mom’s and we were hyper-focused on digging in. By the time desserts were sampled, we were all smiles. My nephew […]