Monday, October 31, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Red to blue

The red backs on these desks have bothered me ever since someone dug three of them out of storage and relegated them to the teachers' suite. So, yesterday I covered the red with blue fabric. It will be interesting to see who notices the change on Monday morning.

Friday, October 28, 2016


The snow is gone and fall is back.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


I met my youngest second cousin at the family reunion.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016


 I puppysat yesterday.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016


The trees beyond the parking lot are in their glory.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Apple harvest

 I picked my apples. It was hardly the harvest that I had last year. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Five years

  Five years ago, Julie and I signed papers to purchase the Cookie House. This month, the last mortgage payment was made.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pink styrofoam

 When I was growing up and Dad and Grandpa were remodeling our old farmhouse, Dad always bought blue styrofoam from the Dow store. The lumberyards had other, prettier colors. I wished for pink styrofoam.

Now that I've grown up, my wish has come true. I have a house with pink styrofoam. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Nepalese dinner

Nepalese tea with milk and sugar

I have been paired with a nursing student from Nepal as part of the International Friends and Family program at SVSU. Last Saturday, my student and three of her friends came over and cooked Nepalese food, including Nepalese tea, for me, Amanda, Kathryn and Libby. 

Most of my interaction with international students has been with students from Saudi Arabia and China and I've learned about their cultures and beliefs. I'm really enjoying learning about new cultures and beliefs in a part of the world that I know very little about. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Last week was rainy and on Sunday I noticed a variety of fungi in my yard. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016