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Going on in April

Monday, May 4th, 2015

watching the buds turn into flowers and leaves. And learning about everything that’s already planted in our yard. I just picked purple tulips from the garden for a bouquet, and there are still many mystery flowers we’re waiting to see bloom. ripping up sod in preparation for our veggie gardens and our prairie grass/wildflower garden. […]

It’s Peace Corps Week

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Eight years ago I packed up about 50 pounds of my life and got on a plane bound for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Sometimes (frequently) it seems like a dream that I lived 2 years of my life in a farming village in the north eastern mountains of Tanzania.  But seeing as how every morning […]

Around here

Friday, January 10th, 2014

I’ve switched to using a standing desk at work for most of the day to help prevent back pain. I’ve relied on the kindness of others more than once to help get my car unstuck from the brutal snow banks on the side streets of Midtown. Husby is working 2nd and 3rd shift in the […]

On Destruction and Renewal: A garden story

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

The weekend after Easter we headed to the community garden eager to work. The farm had planned a post Easter egg hunt as well as planting and building for the day. The cool drizzle made us think that we would have low turn out for the morning, but we were hopeful the sun would break […]

Five years ago

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Five years ago this week I was saying goodbye to my friends and family in Minnesota.  I saw one last movie with my oldest little brother (Little Miss Sunshine, which bears an uncanny resemblance to parts of my life).  I flew to Boston to say good bye to some college friends and spend one last […]

In which I show my political colors, and you are probably not surprised.

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Last weekend Fiance and I visited DC, and some of my best friends. We visited many of the monuments and memorials as well as hitting up the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the mall. By far, my favorite memorial was the one for FDR. What a brilliant and inspiring man he was. Walking through the memorial, […]