SoCS: Lips and Gremlins

It’s been one of those weeks. Blipping tiring and frustrating. Mostly work related with a bit of messed-up weather. The Elevator Story I was out of town for a couple days this week, at a business meeting in Madison. One of my peers had been bemoaning the fact that “the gremlins” were after her all day Monday. Anything that could go wrong, went wrong. I sat next to her during the Tuesday portion of the meeting. At about 4:00 pm,Read more

Botanical Beauty

The brother was here this weekend, a quick visit for Mother’s Day. When he’s here, there are always specific places he likes to go – restaurants, brew pubs, points of interest – that are unique to the area. On Saturday, we headed north to the Green Bay Botanical Garden, per brother’s request. I’ve been there several times, for every season (except winter), and never tire of the display. We weren’t sure what to expect, so it was extremely delightful thatRead more

Fearful Buds

What is spring? Is it the bright kelly of the green grass? The soggy, muddy puddles from a week…nay, I say a month…of rain? Is spring in the Mallard duck duo that waddle the nearby field or the laborious, beginning push of daffodils and tulips? In the fearful black buds against a damp gray sky, it is here. Spring. Hiding in the thorny bushes, hiding from the golden sun, holding off its presence a bit more, a sneer upon its face,Read more