Monday, November 30, 2009


Christmas Cards! (Anne these are majorly cute. Very creative!)

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Puzzles. There's no excuse in the world to ever do these when the weather is nice outside. But when it's cold, start a (fake) fire, turn on some 1950s satellite radio, and lose your self in a 1000 piece hypnosis.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


The Christmas tree at Daley Plaza. Even though this year, relatively speaking, it's a bit of a Charlie Brown tree. Lean times in the Windy City.

Friday, November 27, 2009



Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Sarah H. coming to town to make a turkey with us!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Putting George in his Christmas outfit

Monday, November 23, 2009


Gifts that show up on the front porch from Allstate. Spouses aren't invited to the holiday party this year. Chocolate is way better than corporate chit-chat. At least they know that.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


How stark can be a thing of beauty.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


The full and content afterglow from a yummy early thanksgiving dinner. I don't have a picture of that for you. Sorry.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009


'Excellent television' marathons during drizzly days.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Full permission to wear crazy fleecy things.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Mashed sweet potatoes.

Monday, November 16, 2009


That the absence of foliage makes deer both become more visible and blend in more. It's trippy.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Fires in the fireplace.

Saturday, November 14, 2009



(Now, what I really mean here is that I like the (non-blaring) sound of football playing in the distance while I do something else like make cookies or decoupage a candle holder. It's a wonderful homey fall sound that I grew up with. Now that I am grown up and married to a man who loves actually watching the games more than even eating reese's peanut butter cups, I am learning to like the sound from front and center and am even starting to understand what the sound means.) (Oh! And, Go Huskers!)

Friday, November 13, 2009



Thursday, November 12, 2009


Steaming hot coffee. (Don't tell tea, but my love for coffee runs deeper.)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


The sun's hue.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009


Little feathered friends with big appetites.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


The smell of dried leaves.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Indian summers.

Friday, November 6, 2009


I'm kind of burnt out on this blog. And the cooling of the weather puts me in a real funk (though today was beautiful in Chicago). Thanks to some inspiration from LK...her reminder of my love for lists, especially as defense mechanisms, I will take the next while to use this piece of cyberspace as a place to list the things I like about cold weather/this time of year. This is obviously just a way to kid myself.

#1 Co Co Wheats!

Co Co wheats, Co Co wheats can't be beat.
It's the creamy hot cereal with the co co treat.
To be big and strong, have lots of fun,
Eat Co Co Wheats everyone!

(Ask for yummy Co Co Wheats today!)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Here's a song from the cd that I can't turn off. I take it with me from the car to the house and from the house back to the car again. I can't part with it. It's Monsters of Folk. M. ward is in this band. Yep. I'm so predictable.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

El Sacapuntas

Current favorite Spanish vocab word.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Guess how many leaves we've raked up in the last 40 hours.  Hella many!

Sunday, November 1, 2009