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!
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
This isn’t a food blog, it’s more of a whatever-we-feel-like-writing-about blog, but today it’s about food! Each Sunday, we have a group of hungry college students in our home for post-sermon application discussion and lunch. We have a fantastic food coordinator who loves students and loves to make sure they are well fed – she makes sure that someone makes lunch each week, and every 4th week that person is me!
Cooking for a crowd isn’t necessarily my forte, but this year I found something that seems to be a hit every time I make it. Slider sandwiches are a pretty big deal, apparently! I never have leftovers when I make them, and usually hear things like “oh man, those were delicious, I love those things”, which is music to my ears! [Read more…] about The Crowdpleasers!
One of the things I love to do when I need to buckle down and work on a project at work is to put a sign on the door (I have to be somewhat direct – do not open this door unless the zombie apocalypse has begun), plug my earbuds in, and find something appropriately motivating or relaxing to listen to. My current office is located right under some kind of HVAC unit. It often vibrates like it’s about to take off, so music is a big self-defense mechanism at the moment! Here are a few of my current favorites, including my personal favorite which is my own somewhat eclectic mix of genres: [Read more…] about Current Playlist Obsessions