Today I turned on The Flaming Lips’ At War With the Mystics for the kids. (Ya ya ya ya ya ya.) It took a nanosecond for my brain to whip-pan to my 20’s. The Flaming Lips at Stir Cove. Conor Oberst. Jenny Lewis at Slowdown. Andrew Bird. Feist at Memorial Park. Howl at Film Streams.… Continue reading My Secret Love Affair With Omaha
I took myself to the movies this weekend. It’s not something I’m in the habit of doing. In fact, I can’t recall ever going to the movies alone. I am sure, though, that my last trip to the cinema was to see Les Miserables when I was approximately 9 months pregnant; or, about a year… Continue reading Nebraska
Sure, our 5-month-old isn’t going to remember his first trip to the zoo. But I found that insisting he visits Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo before we leave is a fine justification for the whole family to enjoy a day there. We joined throngs of other stroller-pushing couples at the zoo this past Sunday and discovered… Continue reading 8 Things I Learned at the Zoo
I’m still getting a whiff of lilac while walking the dogs… but I can sense that the signs of spring are nearing their end.
Before today’s storms knock the pretty blossoms off the tree, I thought I would share a glimpse of springtime in Omaha. Tulip trees, fruit trees, dogwoods, forsythas, tulips and daffodils… such a lovely time of year!
One of my favorite things about the neighborhood I live in is that it includes eCreamery‘s boutique ice cream parlor. It feels extra-special because its custom ice cream has been featured as a hot gift idea in all kinds of places, like The View and USA Today. AND they’re headed to the South Beach Wine… Continue reading Sweet Dreams
This morning Plato and I headed out for a long walk to Elmwood Park. Missile acorns thrown at us by squirrels reminded me of a Flickr group I joined yesterday, bits and baubles from nature, which I discovered via Bliss. Scavenging for interesting bits from nature seemed like my cup of tea when I joined,… Continue reading Fall wanderings