Friday, February 28, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Change of address

Dear Julie,

Your cow is now living on the bookshelf in the office. He seems to be adjusting well, despite having grammar books for neighbors.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014


(thanks to the guys with plow trucks who make sure I can get out of my driveway)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014


It won't last forever. God promised.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Valentine's dinner

Prepared by my mom and sisters

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


This kiddo holds the record for longest stay in the kitchen. It's been too cold for him to be outside for very long.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Finding mouse droppings in my kitchen drawers calls for drastic measures. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Go green

The green room is even more green with a couple of plants. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Even doing laundry is more exciting when the sun shines. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Chilly kid

This little fellow arrived last week before the -14F temperature Sunday night. The deadly temperature earned him a place in a cardboard box in front of the heat vent in the kitchen Monday morning. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014


By faith I believe that I will again walk across my yard with bare feet.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


A student stopped by yesterday to give me this bouquet of flowers and a gift, and to thank me for tutoring her last semester. The gesture brightened my day and the entire teachers' suite. 

Monday, February 3, 2014


I wanted to add some more color to my living room and distract from the stains on my sofa. I told my mom to keep her eye out for pillows. The next day she came home from the fabric store with pillow forms and fabric remnants. I am very pleased with the result.  

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Roast beef dinner

Roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy,
homemade noodles, mushrooms, corn, bread

On your next snow day (or campus-closed-due-to-hazarous-temperatures day) I suggest grabbing a buy-one-get-one-free roast from your freezer and throwing it in your slow cooker. Then invite your family over for a dinner that will help your brothers forget how many times you've served them curry or hommus. 

Apple pie (made with apples from my apple tree)