Monday, January 19, 2009

This is Something Special

Yesterday I was shopping at Goodwill. I love the place, and am there often. As I was browsing around I heard the cashier ask a customer if she had plans for the inauguration. I thought this was an odd, but cool question. I would expect it from someone in the literature department at a college or even the co-op, but Goodwill? When it was my turn to check out the cashier asked me the same question. He proceeded to tell me he had changed his schedule in order to watch it. As I left I thought about the enormity of what he had said and done. This inauguration and hope for change in America is something different. Something so worthwhile that many more Americans are taking notice of it than ever before. How proud it makes me feel.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Weather Channel Blues

Forecast: Wintery Mix, low of 25. Chance of rain, sleet and freezing rain, 100%.

Tomorrow: Windy, snow showers, high 26.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


There is really nothing like being at home. Justin and I are back from Wisconsin. It feels good. The garden is beautiful and the weather is fine (for now). I'll post pictures as soon as I can find the connector to download them. It is still lost in the swirling mass of stuff in the basement.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

We're In

After many loads of boxes and many curse at how much stuff we have, we have arrived in our new house. Some instant advantages to the new place have been hearing the birds instead of cars zooming by, having a porch swing and a big open back yard for badminton. I'll post some more photos soon.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Almost Ours

Here are some photos of the Little White House, soon to be ours!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Mothers Day

Since we were camping on the real Mothers Day we had a celebration the next weekend at Sarah's house. Sarah and I have bonded over the love of Rachael Ray magazine. With Rachael's help we created a nice little dinner for our Mom and Grandma. It was fun!

Luxury Camping

Over the weekend of Mothers Day we went "camping" near McCook, Nebraska. It was pouring rain as we sped down I-80 west. Luckily James had mentioned that there was a cabin to stay in if it rained. When we arrived, our friends were huddled near a fire wearing rain ponchos. So much for the tent camping part. The "cabin" was very nice and was a perfect place to hang out and play games while it rained and rained. The next day (after "camping" inside on mattresses) it was beautiful and we did get in some awesome badminton before we had to go home!