Friday, October 23, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
We found this fresh stump to wish upon. I won't say what we wished for but you might be able to guess shhh Go Cubs!
Pumpkin carving at its finest. The boy made some kind of horned dinosaur. Pretty clever, I thought. Cool weather is upon us. Fall!
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
At Groveland Grade School back in the 1970s, you had to decide who you were for: the Cubs or the Cardinals. It was a question that came up on the playground as often as, "Who are you for - Carter or Ford?" (yes, I'm old).
I made my choice and have been rooting for the Cubs ever since. Having grown up in central Illinois, attended college near Chicago and lived in the suburbs several years after graduation, I have strong loyalty to the Windy City and happy memories at Wrigley Field.
So proud the Cubs have won the NLDS. On to the playoffs! Go Cubs!
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
|the living room is slowly coming together.|
|some herbs bring a bit of color.|
|Revelator Coffee has opened downstairs.|
|So has Arcade Nashville children's shop.|
|Aertson Midtown continues to rise (the view from my office).|
Monday, September 21, 2015
I was feeling nostalgic and bought this platter over the weekend. It reminds me so much of my childhood working and playing on my grandparents' turkey farm.
My grandmother had what seems like a dozen enormous turkey platters arranged on a shelf that went along one wall of her kitchen.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, even if I no longer partake of the bird.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
the boy turned 10 and we celebrated in the florida panhandle. can't believe he's double-digits! our beach trip was magical and relaxing and perfect. so glad we got this in before summer ended!
Friday, September 11, 2015
Five years ago, for the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I has the privilege of interviewing several Vanderbilt co-workers and students for a story on where they were on Sep. 11, 2001.
Some watched the towers fall on TV, others watched from their apartment windows, some were in the thick of it, running for their lives.
Read the story and watch the video here.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
the best part of granny camp, well, one of the best parts, is going to dragonland pool with our co-bro's (cousin-brothers).
there are slides and floats and waterfalls.
it's endless fun, really. and the kids look forward to it every year.
of course my twinnie can't help looking glamorous where ever she goes.
summer, where did you go?
Friday, August 7, 2015
there were two houses on this road, including ours. neighbors were few, solitude was plentiful.
i am missing home today.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
I miss my people.
I miss the corn fields and the flat land and freshly painted barns. i miss my late night twin-chats talking about who we want to be and where we are going and how we want to change the world.
i miss hugs from my mom, and hearing my dad chuckle while he watches a movie with his grandsons.
i miss reading hardy boys out loud and bursting spontaneously into the Illinois state song.
I miss my people. I really do.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
first off, it rained. and rained. and rained. and rained.
and then it rained some more.
and little league games were rained out. five times in a row.
and then we had to cancel our vacation to florida because the baseball tournament wasn't over.
but then the sun came out.
and we played ball.
and it was glorious.
the boy's all star team went farther than the teams before them have gone in league history in this particular tournament.
so it was super exciting and i was so proud to watch my little nugget play.
and then we had ice cream. mango lassi sorbet at jeni's.
and then i got a kidney stone.
but i lived.
and now the sun is out and we have half the summer left.
let's hope for lots and lots of good things to come.