Friday, September 22, 2017

Fajitas on the patio

 Naomi and I took advantage of the fact that it was only the two of us for dinner on Wednesday night and ate fajitas on the patio. Our normal dinner companions would not have been nearly as enthusiastic to be eating a dish with peppers in the company of mosquitoes. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Canning tomatoes

I canned tomatoes last week.

On Saturday, I picked the tomatoes (from Lauren Mae's garden) and washed them.

On Monday, I sliced them and ground them (at my mom's house since my blender had a mishap with a spoon a few months ago).

On Tuesday, I ladled the tomato sauce into jars and canned it.

On Wednesday, I reprocessed the jar that didn't seal.

On Thursday, I removed the rings.

On Friday, I and washed the outside of the jars.

On Saturday, I took the jars down to the basement and arranged them on shelves. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Hall of ideas

I took yesterday off and, with the visiting Pennsylvania folks, explored the Hall of Ideas at the Center for the Arts.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017


I will admit, there was more tasting of the books than actual reading. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017


Brian tried to persuade me that my new table and chairs are too matchy-matchy for my house, and are better suited for his. His apparent concern about my furniture didn't keep him from eating pizza on Wednesday night, though. 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Indian cuisine

While Julie and a friend were visiting over Labor Day weekend, we had a girls' evening of cooking and sharing pork vindaloo, rice, cucumber raita, naan, milk tea, and peach lassis. 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017


I took detour past the pond on my walk from the parking lot to the office yesterday because the morning light was so beautiful. I am especially blessed that my office, located on the second floor of the building on the left, overlooks such lovely landscape. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017


The little guy and I had a photo shoot the other night, in which his fingers and tongue featured. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Dining furniture

After Logan's chair collapsed several weeks ago, he informed me I needed new dining furniture. Betsy discovered this table and chairs at a garage sale and Logan decided they were just what I needed. This is what I saw when I arrived home from a long day of work yesterday.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bike break

I have my bike stashed in an empty back office at work. Yesterday I sneaked it down in the elevator and biked a trail on the north side of campus where I discovered a doe and her fawn (can you spot them?). They watched me as I cycled past but didn't bother to move.

Monday, August 14, 2017


 The fall semester is looming in the near future. So I took Friday off and escaped for a few hours at Lake Huron. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017