Forgive the lack of posting lately. It’s been somewhat busy in the small microcosm of the Freeman household. Boo recently was neutered. The surgery was successful and he returned to normal a few days later after the anesthesia wore off. I had him wear an inflatable “donut” around his neck so he could nap more …

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I don’t often post about more incendiary topics, but today is different. Yesterday, I posted what now seems like a very tone-deaf post about brunch, though that was not my intention and I could not have anticipated the violence and unrest that would occur throughout the late afternoon and evening in downtown Chicago. I know …

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Earlier this afternoon, I had my lovely friend, Sarah, over for one-on-one brunch (if you don’t include Boo). I haven’t seen her in so long and was really excited to catch up, show her my place, and introduce her to the puppy! For brunch, I served mimosas, spinach and goat cheese frittata, breakfast potatoes, and …

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One of the things that have long been associated with me is my aversion to cooking. I used to pronounce myself as the worst cook, too busy to do it, etc. It’s funny how extra time and a far superior kitchen can change that. I finally have an oven that fits a normal cookie sheet, …

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This past weekend, I felt emotionally rescued by my friend Andrea. She picked me up all the way from Arlington Heights. She and her three daughters who are like nieces to me brought me so much comfort. I’ve been quarantining alone, being extremely vigilant, as I know she has. We remained like that at her …

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Hello, friends. I haven’t written in a little while as I’ve been processing our new reality of quarantine and social distancing. It’s been challenging in the obvious ways but also quite revelatory on a personal level. I was video conferencing with a candidate yesterday and she said something that stuck with me: “I didn’t realize …

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Keeping it simple with today’s post. My health. My family and friends’ health. The seriousness with which my family and friends take their health, coronavirus, and the recommended precautions. Solo walks by Lake Michigan. A caring boss and the ability to work remotely that will allow me to maintain income. Access to food, water, and …

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This morning I woke up at 10:40 am; absolutely unheard of for me, but I’ll attribute it to stress management and wanting to stretch out the pleasant dream I was having for as long as possible. The first thing I decided to do was go for a very long walk. I was feeling incredibly stir …

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Hello friends. I hope you’re doing okay. I feel that most would agree with me that yesterday really marked a turning point with regards to anxiety levels regarding the coronavirus. It’s hard to focus on the facts and know how extreme or necessary recommended precautions are. As someone that likes to be prepared, I found …

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On Sunday while having lighthearted brunch with my lovely and hilarious friend Danielle, I received a text message that Kobe Bryant had died. I gasped audibly in the restaurant and a few expletives admittedly escaped my mouth. I’m not a sports fan, but I did grow up playing basketball. Regardless, everyone knows how iconic and …

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