Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Return of the Mack

It’s been a while, huh? I’m sorry the blog stopped, but life interfered. I had to plan my wedding. I think that’s a pretty good excuse. But now that I’ve been (happily) married for 2 months and we’re starting to get back to “normal” life, I’m ready to write again and share images and words that make the silver linings in my life!

I always aspire to write and be creative. And as I’ve said before, working for a law firm just doesn’t give me those frills. So since I have to keep working at the firm, my blog will act as a daily check-in with the right side of my brain.
I’ll start my return to blogging slow. I don’t want to rush back and injure my creative drive. Although, I have a million ideas of things to post about. I'll start with this simple, yet pertinent picture. I found the below image somewhere on the interwebs and thought it reflected my current feelings of the need to create. 
I'm happy to bring the blog back to life after a brief but necessary hiatus. Look forward to some retro posts... catching you and my blog up on what's been happening; and what's been inspiring the happiness in my life lately.

Friday, November 18, 2011

A couple things I'm looking forward to

Sorry for the lack of posts. Life is has been incredibly busy lately! But I wanted to share a few things I’m looking forward to over the next few weeks. First up is Thanksigivng in Nebraska with Jay's family. But let me also say, I'm going to miss my family while I'm there!!! This is my first thanksgiving away from home and it's going to be quite a trip for me.
I’ve never been to the Midwest before. I’ve visited Minnesota and Illinois but never been to the real middle of our country. I’m looking forward to seeing Nebraska, after having heard so much about it. Also excited to see a football game.
I’m also looking forward to meeting Jay’s grandmother. I am so blessed to have the world’s best grandmothers. I really appreciate all that grandmothers bring to the world. I love my Nanny and Tulla!!!
I have to move on to the other things I'm looking forward to or I’m going to sit here and cry and think about my family too much. So... I’m also looking forward to the holiday movie selection out in theaters. The last movie I went to was sometime this summer. The top of the list?  Twilight, duh.
And after all these things happen, then it will be time to start looking forward to Christmas. This is going to be a very special and merry holiday season!
Hope everyone has a Happy Holiday season!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Friday

TGIF! Kate and Will have been absent on my blog for a while. Let's fix that, shall we? Here are a couple shots from their most recent outings. How awesome is that red coat and belt?! I’m so happy to see new photos of the newlyweds. They set a good example of a real marriage. I'm glad the younger generation has them to look up to. The Kardashians are a shame! I can't believe people pay them any attention. They are a mockery and their values are so out of whack. Come on America, just ignore them and they'll go away. On to the Duke and Duchess and charitable outings....
Beautiful! Classic, elegant, fresh! How does she (her design team) do it?!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Until Last Night...

I love watching Antiques Road Show on PBS. I could watch it for hours. I love seeing people from all over the country, listening to their stories, and seeing what they have brought in. I also love the appraisers; hearing what they have to say and discovering which gallery or auction houses they work for. Right out of college, I worked for McColl Fine Art. Coolest first job, ever. I worked with people like the appraisers on this show. I also spent some time working with auction houses and attended a few art and antique shows. I miss that world! And the road show brings me back a little...Love it.

But this is usually the only thing I watch on PBS. Until last night! The show “The Fabric of the Cosmos” came on right after Antiques Road Show. I was pretty much hooked from the title line. This show made me wish I had paid more attention in science class in high school. Wow. I had heard some of Albert Einstein’s theories before but never really grasped them…until last night! Probably, because they had never been properly explained to me. This show does a great job of explaining very complex ideas in way that a non-science oriented person can understand.
And the show went on to explain the theories that were developed after Einstein. The work of Peter Higgs for example and the amazing work that is being done at Cern. Let me just say, I was fascinated! Particles are everywhere!
Anyway, hopefully this is a series. I want to learn more! I know this sounds nuts, but all the sudden I’m interested in Nuclear Research. What?! I think I am going to start my new journey of learning with an Albert Einstein biography. Seems like a good place for me to start. I'm pretty sure diving into equations and theory wouldn't go so well. Not without a teacher anyway...
This one sounds pretty good! Who ever would have thought science would have captured my attention like this! I love being inspired to learn new things. Doesn't happen often, so I'm just gonna go with it. As Albert Einstein said "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing".
“To Infinity…and beyond!”