Category Archives: Musings and Inspiration

Q1 musings

I am listening to rain and occasional Thunder, while emergency vehicle sirens are offering a soundtrack on a regular basis. The fire station is a few blocks away, so it is not alarming, but they definitely are busy today. Yesterday I met with my accountant and thought I would blog upon coming home, but by […]

Snowglobe living

We’re back in the snow globe here in Evanston. Fortunately this arctic air won’t last as long as the polar vortex, but we still have to bundle up and watch for frostbite warnings. Of course we have to deal with this with humor. I try to take a walk when it isn’t this frigid, but […]

Gratitude

I am catching my breath for a minute, and thinking about gratitude this week. A lot is happening that has people in despair, and I am aware that the world seems tough. But at the same time, there is so much goodness and kindness and joy in the world. I Pollyanna a lot on social […]

Another year of joy

It’s officially birthday week and I am enjoying it all. I kicked off birthday month with my Sidewalk Sale splurges, and then just kept on celebrating. I had Andy’s Frozen Custard with a friend last weekend. We took in the lovely Evanston Art & Big Fork festival. I treated myself to Lucky Platter twice this […]

Strolling Calvary Cemetery

On my quest to find longer daily walk routes I decided to explore Calvary Cemetery in July. Just blocks from my house, I found a pedestrian entrance in a Hinman alley. Speed walking down the paths felt disrespectful, so I slowed my pace and admired the memorials. I read some of the tombstones, but soon the […]

Wellness as a lifestyle

Last year’s Harvey drama had me paying less attention to my self-care and triggered the comfort-food (and drink) habit a little too much. Waistbands and dresses got tighter, and I wasn’t happy with what I glimpsed in the mirror. While my buddy Grayson kept me from completely hibernating during the cold winter, those 20 minute […]

Staycation

Since Independence Day fell on a Wednesday, I gave myself permission to take the whole week off. As a self-employed person, work is always on the brain. However, since most regular job people would be taking some time off, I figured I should cut myself some slack after two intense months. The vacation kicked off […]

May Preparations

Like the plants shyly peeking their tips out of the soil to see if it is safe to come out yet, it feels like I am preparing a bunch of events that aren’t happening yet. May will be busy with 3 art fairs coming up. June is also starting to shape up as a busy […]

Waiting for blooms

“Always winter but never Christmas.” ~ C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Spring is teasing us this year, which is getting a bit old by now. I can see why several stories are obsessed with ice queens and white witches, because it does seem like winter will never end right now.  Lake Michigan is […]