Saturday, October 31, 2015

Wool socks

warm feet

Friday, October 30, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Eggs Benedict

Our bed and breakfast hosts served us Eggs Benedict on Saturday morning, proceeded by yogurt and fresh fruit, smoothie and tea. Needless to say, we didn't have any room for the chocolate caramel pie they offered us at the end of breakfast. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Afternoon tea

Libby and I met Julie in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada for the weekend. On Saturday we shared afternoon tea at the historic McFarland House.

Photo credit: Another patron

A blueberry scone with whipped cream and black currant jam

Afternoon tea sampler

The conservatory, where we enjoyed our tea

Monday, October 26, 2015

New job

Keys to my new office
I accepted a new position at SVSU. As of last Monday, I am the Assistant Director of the English Language Program. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Color tour

Amanda and I went on a color tour last week. We ended up in Grand Haven. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015


I picked and ate the last cherry tomato yesterday. Most of my zinnias are frosted, but my raspberries are still producing delicious fruit. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Amanda and I happened by Magnum Coffee Roastery on Saturday. Of course, we had to stop.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Soon it will be time to rake. Any volunteers?

Monday, October 19, 2015

Corn maze

We took the students to a corn maze on a pumpkin farm last Thursday. Everyone made it through eventually.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

Last assignment

On Monday I submitted the last assignment for my last master's course!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015


If you make apple cider, you have to make donuts, too.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Harvest party

Last week we had our annual harvest party. The weather was quite cool, but we still ended up with some ninety people for freshly pressed apple cider, a potluck and hayride. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Apple harvest

This (plus a recycle bin and two boxes) is the harvest from the tree in my yard. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015


After twelve days, four service visits by the technician, a cable strung across my yard and an extension cord running from my living room to my office, my internet is restored. 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015