Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Turn of the Season

It's finally feeling like fall around here. This morning I walked with my neighbors to school and had to wear a beanie and some gloves! How exciting!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Book Review: Spare Parts

Spare Parts
Genre: Non Fiction
Joshua Davis
You might like this book if you want a different perspective on issues and problems facing immigrants, if you like underdog stories, and inspiring stories about not giving up when the odds are long. 
I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Will Damron. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

Two Months Gone

Since I last wrote, I've traveled far, both in miles and situation. Everything has changed, and it's time to update the record. For part of the last couple of months I was so much on the move that I simply didn't have time or internets to write, and for part of the time, I've just been tired, worried, or really, really busy using my computer and photos for work. But here I am, with an empty house and a head full of stuff.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Heading West, Yet Again

I've probably said it a hundred times, but as long as my people are all in the west, I'm going to travel there, a lot. This trip has been especially fun because I'm sharing it not only with family, but with some of my favorite friends.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Photo Catch-Up

I've had some lovely times in the 6 weeks or so since I got back from my last trip. This and the next couple of posts will attempt to catch up on all the things.  I usually only feel the urge to write when I need to process stuff, so a lot of these kinds of just fun drafts about life at home languish in limbo. Tonight I'm on an adrenaline high from a two-workout day and I'm going to take advantage of it.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Wrong Again, I Expect

Ah, Samwise Gamgee. He is my perfect literary alter-ego. By far my favorite character in The Lord of the Rings, he lifts my spirits and reminds me regularly about being brave.

Friday, July 01, 2016

My Red Door Days

People have asked about my Instagram hashtag #myreddoordays. Some folks thought it had something to do with Elizabeth Arden's iconic fragrance and spa. Some thought it was a movement or had some larger context. Nothing so exciting, folks. They're just my real life posts. The daily stuff. The stuff that happens here, at home.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

My Northern Adventure, Part 4: Iceland

Finally. The last installment.

When I was making these plane reservations months and months ago, I happened to read that Icelandair allows you to extend your stopover in Reykjavik for up to a week without changing the price of your airline ticket. I had always heard that Iceland is just amazing, so I decided to go for it.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

My Northern Adventure, Part 3: Thursday to Monday

Thursday, May 26, we drove west and north across the Severn River, which becomes the Bristol Channel. We overshot Bristol on purpose so we could keep an appointment there later in the day and it would be on our way home.  First was a lovely couple of hours in Wales at Tintern Abbey.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

My Northern Adventure, Part 2: Saturday to Wednesday

The view from our Sunday walk in the Peak District.

I left off at our perfect B&B in Ashford in the Water. Erin found out that the name of that charming little town comes from the fact that it often floods. Thus in the water, rather than on the water, as so many other towns are named. We loved that little bit of insight.