Monday, November 30, 2015

Raking leaves

Julie came home last week to rake leaves...or did she come home to eat turkey and pumpkin pie with family?

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


One of the biggest adjustments for me with my new job is that I'm not home during the daylight. It's dark in the morning before I leave for work...

and it's dark when I get home at the end of the day.

Monday, November 23, 2015


 Thursday evening, Mom came over and helped me make apple pies, which I took to the Thanksgiving dinner for international students at SVSU the next day. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Paint samples

(Lauren Mae's walls)

Thursday, November 19, 2015


The church building smelled like pine cleaner on Sunday since many volunteers tackled the building's annual cleaning the day before.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Anniversary flowers

A couple of the plants that I hacked blooms from in April to decorate Betsy's wedding reception have bloomed again.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015


Somehow Charlie managed to topple his doghouse. The next morning I found him curled up on his pile of straw seemingly unaware that there was no roof over his head.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Computer swap

The secretary and I swapped computers this week--my Dell for her Mac. We were both thrilled with the trade. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Our program was recently granted accreditation. We held a reception yesterday evening to mark the accomplishment.

Playing Bananagrams--leave it to a bunch of English people to entertain themselves with word games

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015


My folks and siblings who live at home came over for dinner on Monday night. Since I've completed my master's courses I've enjoyed having time for activities besides reading journal articles and writing discussion board posts.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


This is where I pretend to be an artist.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015