Monday, October 27, 2014

Forgot my Password

I hear blogging is dead.   I should move on to tweets or Instagram, but I'm still stuck in 2007.  As one online article said, "We shouldn't mourn the loss of casual bloggers as its raised the overall production quality of the blogosphere."   Well, I'm back to lower the blogosphere production quality!

Yesterday was so beautiful here in Wilmette.  I got a little blog-o-spired.  Then I couldn't even get on my blog this morning.  Forgot my password. Forgot my sign in.  I guess nursing school really has sucked a little brain juice.  The good news is I will be finished in May!  Maybe I'll start reading books again.  That's a nice thought. Or learn to sail. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Bathroom Window

This morning,
 a chilly 7 degree Saturday, 
I lift my bathroom shade to see this.

 After pausing a moment in awe
 I notice the ice forms 
an uncanny reflection 
of the outside world.

I begin to think about a conversation I had last summer 
with a neighbor who is Math professor at a Chicago University. 
 He spoke of how mathematicians are still exploring 
the mysteries of numbers and repeating patterns in nature.  

Within the hour the window design
 evaporates into the cold morning air. 
And it is gone.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Stop. Rewind.

Stop. Rewind. Press Play at the same time.  The scenes fly by in a strange fast forward, except reverse, direction.  The VCR plays the movie back, or forward, until you find the scene you want to replay. Remember those days?

This old blog, like an old VCR,  has been tossed into the closet to gather dust with the summer sunscreen and beach bags.  For the last three months life in these parts has felt like living with both the PLAY and the FF button pushed. Before the first snow falls I thought I'd push the STOP button.  Share a few pictures from our Iphones. Rewind. Replay a few frames from the Little Family in the Big City.

It is hard to believe we are in our fourth year living on Chicago's North Shore.  We love living on Maple Ave. and are thoroughly enjoying being back in a house with a yard and a puppy!  The contentment plane has finally landed in Chicago, and we have much for which to be thankful.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Some Summer Pictures

Bozeman, MT
Once again summer seems to be traveling at breakneck speed.  With a move, a new puppy, and some travels thrown in for extra spice, I feel like I can barely grasp the days before they are gone again.  Here are a few pictures from the last month...

Saturday, June 29, 2013


A week ago I put Rynn on a bus with a suitcase and a backpack
to travel more than five hours to camp in Wisconsin's North Woods.

It was her first sleep away camp experience,
and it more than exceeded expectations.

We got to join her on the last day of camp for Family Day-
a day to share in a rodeo, a ski show, and cookout. 
Eleanor is already convinced that she is going to be on that bus next year.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

School's Out

And so let summer begin...

It has been a cold and stormy spring.

But the weather cooperated just long enough for the annual tradition 
of hitting the beach on the last day of school.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Friends, meet our new Boxer

Nope, I'm not growing a beard.  
Just enjoying my favorite snack- mulch. 

I have this perfect little 'J' on my back 
that my mom thinks makes me the perfect fit for Jason.
He likes to call it my very own cowboy boot.

My family is pretty much smitten with me.  
And it isn't hard since I'm pretty amazing- 
already sleeping through the night in my crate
 and going the bathroom outside.
I'm super laid back, sweet, and think the world is pretty amazing.
I think I've brought a calm on this whole house 
that makes my people smile all the time.
Now if only they'd let me on that sofa...