Chicago visit #1

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Because, yes, there was a visit #2 in the same week. This one was a day trip with friends. Two of my crazy friends from work. (They look crazy, don’t they?) They were awesome travel companions, I must say. They talked the entire drive there (and back…and while we were traipsing all over the city) […]

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Four Mondays in a row!

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For some reason, I’m in a bit of a pattern here. Snap photos over the weekend. Post them on Monday. I’ve actually become quite offline-focused over my weekends. So much so that people are a bit amazed that I didn’t see a Facebook post or respond to their email. I’m in front of a computer all […]

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Up

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Spontaneity. It’s not my strong suit. It’s not like I plan and organize my days to the minute. Or even the hour. But I like to have an idea about what’s going to happen next. And make sure it’s feasible. The plan for Friday was to take the train into Chicago to visit some old […]

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Mmmm…caramel macchiato

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I have Festival photos to post, but I wanted to get these up first. Because my new favorite thing, I’ve decided just now, is making angel food cake. I’m guessing that’s because it tastes so darn good when it’s done. But I’m a bit enamored of the egg-white-whipping process as well. Geeky. This one I’d […]

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Words by me, photos by my sidekick

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It’s the time of year when I begin assaulting my viewers with photos of my garden. It’s all the pent-up eagerness that I can’t contain after months without blooms in my yard. But…I don’t have everything planted yet so I’ve been restricted to the tulips and emerging perennial leaves. So where did all of this glorious […]

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Local goodness

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The kiddo had this Friday off from school, so I took a day off from work as well. I love when we have opportunity to just hang out together. The thought was that we’d go to a movie and just enjoy the day. Which we did. But it ended up being jam-packed with more stuff (good […]

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A study in tulips

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My backyard is just bursting with blooms right now. The ones I planted out front, however, were ravaged by the squirrels. Or at least I’m going to blame them, even without proof. I have no idea why they’re too lazy to scale the fence and gnaw on the ones in back. But I’m very glad […]

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