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November 8, 2019


harvest, red cups, and new clothes
posted by soe 1:01 am

Three beautiful things from my past week:

1. Rudi went to the garden for me today to harvest before the temperature drops tomorrow. I’m hopeful my peppers might survive, but I knew the bush of the basil I’d left behind last weekend would not.

2. Despite not getting up at the crack of dawn, Rudi and I both managed to track down free reusable holiday cups at a national purveyor of hot beverages’ one-day promo event.

3. After several unsuccessful shopping trips attempting to boost my cooler weather professional wardrobe, I found several items at TJ Maxx that I think will now allow me to get through an entire week without stressing about outfits.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world lately?

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November 1, 2019


home pride, friend, and little monsters
posted by soe 1:13 am

Halloween Windows

Three beautiful things from my past week:

1. Did you hear the Nationals won the World Series?

2. The volleyball friend who lives closest to me and I walked home together after our game on Tuesday and both decided it was too beautiful to go inside for the night, so instead we stopped for an impromptu supper at our local watering hole.

Halloween

3. Five minutes before we were closing up our candy-dispensing operation, our largest crowd of small costumed characters — including a lion, The Stig and a scientist — arrived at our doorstep, ending our Halloween on an up note.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world lately?

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October 25, 2019


let’s play ball, decoration, and seasonal bounty
posted by soe 1:16 am

Three beautiful things from my past week:

1. I certainly didn’t expect (but am delighted nonetheless) to report that the Nationals have taken a 2-0 lead in the World Series. They return home tomorrow for Game 3 (and left fielder Juan Soto’s 21st birthday).

2. Leftover centerpieces from a summit my work hosted means I have a purple orchid sitting in a bowl on my desk.

3. My trip to the farmers market over the weekend netted a branch of Brussels sprouts, several quince, and a candy roaster squash nearly the length of my arm.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world lately?

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October 18, 2019


seasonal, downpour, and listening to the game
posted by soe 1:34 am

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Three beautiful things from my past week:

1. Today was cool and fall-like and I got to wear my new jewel-toned autumnal clothes.

2. Yesterday, it rained. It had been so long since we’d had precipitation that I could even forgive it cancelling my volleyball game.

3. Rudi and I were both tired on our drive back from Connecticut, and the radio was not being cooperative by playing something that didn’t annoy me. Eventually, I asked if the Yankees game was on, and Rudi was able to pull that up. There was a lot of background noise and the announcers and players were mostly new to me, but there is a cadence to baseball broadcasting that is common and familiar and comforting. (Plus, the Yankees have a woman doing color commentary for them, so Rudi and I got to spend some time learning about her and other female sports broadcasting trailblazers.)

How about you? What’ s been beautiful in your world lately?

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October 11, 2019


old friends, teammates, and distant relatives
posted by soe 1:49 am

Three beautiful things from my past week:

1. I went on a work trip to New York City today and wrapped up my day there with dinner with two dear friends from college.

2. My long-time volleyball team is reaching the end of our season, so we went out for an evening of drinks and laughter at a local bar.

3. At the zoo, Nicole and I took Juliet into the Ape House. We saw baby gorillas and orangutans, but even more fun was when a big gorilla plopped itself down right in front of us.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world lately?

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October 4, 2019


old friends, playing, and making it mine
posted by soe 1:59 am

Sunflower Bouquet

Three beautiful things from my past week:

1. Our friends John and Nicole and their daughter, Juliet, are back in town to visit Nicole’s parents after moving to the west coast a couple years ago, and we’ve been spending our evenings together. Today Juliet and I colored while waiting for our supper to arrive and the adults caught up on each other’s lives.

2. While we were waiting for John and Nicole to get back to their hotel this evening, Rudi and I hung out in a nearby park. An adorable black lab puppy was playing fetch with its owner and a squeaky ball.

3. I brought my happy lights into work this week and then added a bouquet of sunflowers from the farmers market to my desk, which means that everyone comments how bright and cheerful my cubicle is now. (This doesn’t seem like the sort of office culture where they’re going to be excited about themed light strands and desk toys, so I’m trying to build up slowly within the limits of where I think they’re going to have a hard time explaining why I can’t do something.)

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world lately?

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