This surgery recovery (see Nov. 1’s post) has reminded me how vincible I am. Ugh. Talk about feeling at a loss. The couch and I have become close friends, but it’s out of wisdom. It’s like entering my 30’s and deciding sunscreen application during outdoor fun is worth the time. So while I cut back… Continue reading The Human Factor.
Fort Update: Yes, the original fort from Saturday was torn down and a few ideas implemented in new structures. Once the kids got a taste of one design type, they enjoyed trying out tweaks and upgrades, such as placing different blankets in different spots. Forts got named, like “Fort Flannel” and “Fort ‘I Like It!’… Continue reading Fort Addendum
Can you see the snowflakes flying? Can you hear Michael Buble Christmas music playing in the background? I’ve infected them with my favorite music style, but they’ve infected me. See, the ‘rule’ is not to really get into the Christmas Season mood until at least December, if not more so until about ten days in… Continue reading Good Old-Fashioned Fun
While watching the kids take each other on a 1 v 1 water balloon fight, I began to notice the grass around my feet. Hey, wait!! I can manipulate this! Gosh. I don’t know what that extra “slack” is…. Extra fabric on my shorts?? The camera case??? Yeah, that’s probably it. Anyhow. Thus began the… Continue reading Shadow Figures
An opportunity opened up for us to attend a Cubs home game, and we took it! I’ll spare you the long story and get straight to the details: We took the ‘L’, got there early to see the trophy, and sat in the tippy-tippy-top, very last row. That’s okay: it was sheltered from the sun… Continue reading On the Bandwagon
Ordinary bricks, they are not. This is not biological, but it is in our DNA. Heart + Material + Messages = An Impromptu Memorial. Anything can be ordinary, but then that ordinary can be transformed into the extraordinary by fans joining en masse. These bricks @ Wrigley are my structural example of something wonderful. Hopes,… Continue reading Photo Challenge: Structure
When last you saw us, we were about to drive to the beach on Day 1. I wanted a free beach since our afternoon timing was restricted. It was steamy ‘inland’, but in true Lake Michigan fashion, it was cooler by the shore. Couple that with our mere three hours free, clouds, and a breeze,… Continue reading Holland Bound: Part 2