A little update from the garden. I stepped into the world of flower gardening this summer rather tentatively. I’m so thankful to have rid my body of inflammation, thereby becoming pain-free for the first time in years! I was a little afraid that I would re-injure something in my back and cause more of the same pain [Read more…] about I’ve been getting my hands dirty…
Today is our 18th anniversary. 18 years ago we stood up in front of family and friends, and made promises to each other. I’m not usually one to make big public declarations of love, but at eighteen years together I think I’d like to say this to the world. Or at least the three people that read our blog. [Read more…] about 18 and counting – that’s years, not kids!
Suddenly, we looked outside and the sun was shining, and when we ventured out, it was WARM! Today, in fact, my car said it was 98F when I turned it on after work. That means it was probably actually about 94-96F, but still. OH the warmth. I’ll be soaking up as much sunlight as I safely can to re-stock my vitamin D supplies, while trying to not turn the color of a cooked lobster.
So, we find ourselves at the end of June. [Read more…] about Summer Update
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