I love vegetable gardening. For a long time that was about the only type of gardening I enjoyed. Flowers can be high maintenance, and I’m just not into high maintenance things! I tend to kill them despite all good intentions to the contrary. However, when we moved to Rochester, I inherited some flower beds in this beautiful place we call home, and [Read more…] about The Black Thumb Is No More!
Since moving to Rochester, I have the longest commute that I’ve ever had. It’s typically about 30 minutes in the morning, sometimes a little bit longer at night or in the winter. If it snows, I can plan on anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour. Having always had ridiculously short drives to work, I’ve never had the question of what to do while going to work – listening to KLOVE or a good classical station for 5 to 15 minutes is a no-brainer. However, with a longer drive on my hands now, I quickly wanted a little bit more out of my drive to and from the office each day. What to do? [Read more…] about Books on the Go
I’ll always remember the first time I laid eyes on that sign. It was a cold January evening, and I happened to be taking an alternate route home from work to avoid some kind of traffic backup. As I drove along Mt. Hope Avenue in Rochester, it was dark and snowing a little bit. I was tired, teary-eyed, missing a place that felt like home, missing a friend… just plain homesick. Rochester wasn’t home yet, as kind as everyone was. [Read more…] about Hope Lifts Our Hearts
We made a pretty drastic change to the way we (Brian and I, not Josh) eat late last fall, and I thought maybe I would post a little update on how that’s going. We adopted a ketogenic way of eating, although for Brian it’s more of a low carb thing at this point.
So far, we’ve found plenty of healthy and flavorful recipes to keep things interesting. [Read more…] about Still Kinda Keto
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of video games. There are too many video games, not enough time. But thanks to Twitch streams (and “Let’s Play” youtube videos), I don’t have to play every one to find good ones. Some gems have appeared early in 2017. I’ve already got some purchased and hopefully will have some free time to get into them soon, and there are some that I’m seriously interested in purchasing.
In no particular order, here they are:
This weekend, I had the chance to spend some time at a local pregnancy care center, CompassCare. My friend and I were there to go on a tour of their new facilities, and get some information on their annual fundraising event, Walk for Life.
I loved seeing their exam rooms (huge, beautiful, full of light), and hearing about their mission. [Read more…] about An Act of Grace