Monday, January 13, 2014


From Facebook:
I Learned Everything I Needed to Know About Marriage From Pride and Prejudice - Karen Swallow Prior - The Atlantic

Christine Gross-Loh: Have American Parents Got It All Backwards?

(life is too short not to) wear red shoes: the story of us, part II

From watching Pan Am:

Flight Attendant Blog : The Flying Pinto

Lost in Travels - Spark Your Adventure

Five Flight Attendant Blogs You Should Read - Flying With Fish

Too much

Today I was a little exhausted. I think over Friday and Saturday I did too much. Friday I had four outings! First was toastmasters, then the functional neurologist, then the acupuncturist and then finally a bridal shower in the evening. Whew. On Saturday I was tempted to do too many things in an effort to cross things off my list so that by today I was definitely tired and even feeling a little dizzy. After church we had about 25 people over for Daniels 17th birthday, and approximately half of those seemed to be teenagers. It was loud!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Shopping and spending

Jacob (his shoes pictured above, photo by the man himself), mums and I all bought new shoes today. It was a win win win shopping trip, so yay Jesus. The gal who took my feet measurements confessed to being a little perplexed about my true foot size as my feet are narrow and my arches are long and start at different lengths. And this is why I hate shoe shopping. I forgot to ask her how narrow my feet were now; they used to be a 4A which is pretty crazy and made my 9-9 1/2 sized feet look deceptively tiny. We used to call them "hot dog" feet. 

In other news, I finally bought a purse. The last one I bought 3-4 years ago while we were waiting to stand in line for a Pioneer Woman book signing. So yes, it was looking a little sad. I settled on a sensible brown one, but I may throw caution to the wind and go back and get the tourquoise one instead. Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Dear friend

Today was the last day of Sharon's visit to Portland. I picked her up and we went out to breakfast at Bijou Cafe in downtown Portland where we split two delicious hashes. Then it was time for the airport and bittersweet goodbyes. I'm crossing my fingers and praying that it works out for her to move back here before too long!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Day 262

Today was another day hanging out at home. Bible time, a hike through the hills, a swim at the pond, and Call the Midwife (season 2) to finish the day off.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Day 261

Today Sally and I dropped the kids off at her parents house (Uncle Roger and Aunt Susan are amazing. It was their anniversary and they offered to watch them!) and then headed off to Ellen's house! After lunch at Rubio's and attempting to ride the wooden horses at the Nut Tree, we went to the Outlets. Then it was back to her house where we had an amazing steak, garlic green beans and garlic toast dinner with Jason and baby.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Day 260

Spent the day hanging out with Sally and the kiddos, enjoying their daily routine. Today involved a walk by the lake to the park, lunch time outside, a 2 hour conversation while the kids napped, sorting through baby clothes, night time stories and watching The Great Gatsby with her and David. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Day 259

The giant pink bunny welcomed Aunt Susan & I to Sacramento.
I flew back with her for a week long visit!
It was fun traveling on the same flight together; I'd never flown with a friend before. We enjoyed dinner and drinks together beforehand.
I started the second Foundation novel on the plane.
Uncle Roger picked us up and took us back to their house where Sally was waiting to take me home. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Day 222

1. Moving a ton of hog feed around with the tractor.
The feed gets placed into eight barrels which each weigh around 250lbs. I then manhandle two at a time onto the tractors bucket, drive the tractor inside the barn and then unload them onto pallets. Let's just say it's a really good workout.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Day 221

1.-3. From my morning walk  with Juli after toastmasters. I love the caravan!
4. Got the pigs settled in a new pasture.