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46 days

I finished ‘Du côté de chez Swann‘ by Proust. That was my quarantine read. There are 5 more volumes but not yet. I liked it when Swann idealizes Colette through Vermeer portraits. Vermeer portraits are beautiful. Krista Tippet, on the On Being podcast, interviews Stephen Batchelor about ‘Finding Ease in Aloneness’. They talk about Vermeer portraits.

The new album by Fiona Apple reminds me of Frank Zappa. I am no music critic. I just like it. My husband would probably disagree about the ressemblance, he is a big Frank Zappa fan. 24 years ago, when we started dating, he would listen to it all the time. When we lived in Paris, there was a bar in Rue Oberkampf that also played Frank Zappa. We named it ‘El Zappa’. It has probably been gentrified. I started a Tumblr where I put songs I like.

My cat Rasputín has stress. He overgrooms himself. We have hormone diffusers and a cream that he licks from his paws. I thought about giving it to the kids on days where they fight non stop. I haven’t. Yet.

It is 10am Saturday, I am wearing my ugliest pyjama, drinking coffee from a mug painted by my daughter, there is a lonely banana in the fruit bowl. The kids play video games. My neighbor has been cleaning the garden with his kids for an hour. I thought about unfollowing him to avoid the guilt but this is not Instagram. I am going to have a second coffee instead.

Good morning.

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Home Kids

21 días: Sardines

Juego de cartas durante la merienda.

Es mi carta favorita y le llamo Marcel.

El juego lo compré con los niños en Chantilly, Francia, hace unos años, en una tienda muy bonita cerca del colegio.

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19 días: Barbacoa nocturna.

Los que no tomamos hamburguesas, tomamos guacamole.

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Art Outings WordCamps

Viajes en 2019

En Enero fuimos a Chicago, a visitar el Adler Planetarium

En Marzo a Milwaukee, a visitar el museo de arte

Con el trabajo fui a Lisboa en Abril, para la reunión del equipo.

En el tranvía, foto de Paul Jacobson

En Abril a Washington DC, a visitar la ciudad y los museos

En Mayo a Chicago, de paseo con mi madre que vino de visita

A Cedarburg, al museo del Quilt

A Racine, a visitar las oficinas de SC Johnson de Frank Lloyd Wright

En Julio a Chicago, a visitar el Instituto de Arte.

En Agosto a España: Águilas y Saldaña.

En Septiembre a Florida, para el encuentro anual de toda la empresa, aunque no sé si contarlo como viaje porque aunque estuvo genial, sobre todo vi el hotel.

En Septiembre a Milwaukee, a hacer un tour del Pabst brewery

Y en Noviembre a Saint Louis, para WCUS. La única foto que tengo es esta del contributors day.

En Diciembre a Oshkosh a ver el museo de la aviación y a Oconomowoc a pasear un rato.

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Kids Running

Snow

First time running with snow. It was hard to get out then it felt really good.

While I was running, snow men grew.