Sunday Morning Ramblings

Posted by on April 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It is Sunday morning. I woke up at 7:30 a.m., which I secretly love, because Sunday mornings are my favorite mornings (even more than Saturday). I’ll make breakfast for myself–today it was eggs in a hole and coffee–and then I’ll plop myself on the sofa, snuggle in a blanket, and then I have a date with PostSecret and Pinterest. I also watch CBS Sunday morning, hosted by the affable Charles Osgood. This has been my Sunday morning routine for  the last few years, and it’s one of the happiest moments of my week....

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A moment to reflect

Posted by on April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A moment to reflect

Things have been nice and busy around here. First Josh got the flu, and those were a terrible few days. Not only that, but his birthday fell right in the midst of his illness. We didn’t get to celebrate much, but we did go to happy hour sushi. I also gave him this gigantic plant. He’s wanted to get a giant potted plant for a while now, but I was never too sure. We’ve got so many plants already and the big ones are just…so… big? I dunno. I just was never quite on board. But birthdays call for exceptions, so I...

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If You Wrote a Cookbook

Posted by on April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If You Wrote a Cookbook

  If I wrote a cookbook when I was a kid (and by kid I mean elementary age through pretty much all of college) the following recipes would have been the few–the proud–that made the cut: 1. Sandwiches: peanut butter and jelly, plain peanut butter, ham (with or without cheese), turkey (with or without cheese) 2. Salsa (from a jar) and Tostitos tortilla chips 3. French fries from a fast food restaurant 4. Chicken nuggets OR chicken tenders 5. Spaghetti with sprinkle cheese (NO sauce!) 6. Ice cream (so long as there are no nuts...

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Presenting your Certified Tourism Ambassador!

Posted by on March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thanks to my workplace, I’m now a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA). The CTA program teaches (for a small fee) a class about the city in which you live. Through the process you learn all about the history of the your city (and state), along with all the city and surrounding regions have to offer in the way of culture, art, dining, leisure, etc.   The class couldn’t have been more timely. Last year, around this time, I was DONE with Lansing. I’d had enough of her cold, her gray days, her wind… etc. etc. I found...

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The thaw

Posted by on March 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This winter has been a hard one for a lot of folks in many different states–Michigan included. This week, as we finally come upon several consecutive days of temperatures in the 30s and 40s, it’s made me think of the ways in which my relationship with the weather and how I’ve defined cold has changed. When I lived in NC, I perceived the temperature outside like this: 40 and below: WINTER WEAR! Layers, gloves, hats, scarf. Why is the world so cruel?? 40 – 50 degrees: A fleece. Definitely at least a fleece. Gosh...

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Recently…

Posted by on March 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Recently…

I’d like to say there’s a good excuse for why I haven’t written anything lately. But that would be a lie, because there’s not! At any rate, it’s been a fun and busy last few weeks!   Last weekend Josh and I had the opportunity to head up north to the Harbor Springs/Petoskey area to spend some time at a family friend’s condo. Both Josh and I were busy during the day on Saturday with work related things, but we weren’t about to pass up a weekend up north, so  we went up Saturday night, enjoyed a...

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Book #2 of 2014

Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Book #2 of 2014

[Each time I finish a book, I'll post a little something about it and add that post to the separate page on the blog I've created to keep track of the books I read this year called 31 Books in 2014.]   Book #2 of 2014: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, 4 our of 5 Today’s book is brought to you by our house guest, Andy the cat.   Is there anything better than a Barnes & Noble gift card? Nope. I was pretty happy when I received one from my brother-in-law and his girlfriend as a Hankkah/holiday gift. I didn’t have any books...

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More weather and a story about frostbite.

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

More weather and a story about frostbite.

You’d think I’d be able to write about something other than the snow and cold. But, no, that is not the case. So I’ll just lead off of talk of weather and snow and more snow and then move on to other things (if there are other things…). It’s still cold and it’s still snowy. I’m trying hard to find my pioneer spirit and channel Laura Ingalls Wilder: It’s working for the most part, but I still haven’t been able to build a snowman yet (snow is still too powdery). Last weekend Josh and I went...

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Yep, more snow.

Posted by on February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Yep, more snow.

Forecast says: Snow!   After several weeks of extreme cold, we finally seem to be in a stretch of what I’d consider normal and pleasant winter weather. The highs are in the upper teens to the low thirties. While I never thought I’d be happy to see weather like that, it’s a fact: a winter day in the 20s is bearable. A winter day where the high is in the single digits is painful (literally). The cold air hurts your face and makes your fingers feel like they’re going to fall off despite being bundled up. Each time I...

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I live here.

Posted by on January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The days are short. The sun makes few appearances. The wind slaps my face and burns my eyes. Winter in Michigan can be cruel. The weather makes a person want to build a blanket fort, put on jammies, and never come out. Before a meeting the other day, a co-worker looked out the window at the light snow whipping about and said, “This is it. We’re in the middle of it.” And it feels like it will never end. But January is almost over… And February is a short month… And March–well there’s nothing good about...

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