Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pride and Hope

I am not alway proud of our country, nor am I always hopeful. But this week I am. 

I took for granted that Bruce and I went to town hall, got a marriage license and tied the knot last year and filed our taxes together this year.  Everyone should have that right.  I also believe in the separation of Church and State. I do not think that our country will ever force your pastor, rabbi, priest, imam, bishop, witch doctor, instrument of God  (or whatever else you'd like to call them) to do something against their/your theology.  That is what makes this country great.  So this week I am proud and I am hopeful.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Heat Wave

We just got back to our house yesterday afternoon. Priority number four was to get the air conditioners into the windows! 

We took so many photos on our trip it's going to take me a little while to weed through them but I wanted to let you know that we are back at the homestead for a little bit so keep your eyes peeled for some new posts!

Were you wondering what priorities one through three were? Unpack, tidy the house and get propane (for the grill because I do NOT want to turn on the stove or the oven in this heat!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


No, nothing is wrong, I've just been very very busy.  Every year my boss is the co-organizer for a large workshop at our university and my job title changes from research assistant to workshop coordinator.  This involves some catering, some schmoozing of vendors and speakers, generating ID's, etc. . . It also means I may or may not have had wine and pepperoni and cheese for dinner more than once.  It's a welcome change of pace and a very welcome return to normalcy when the week is over.  Then Bruce and I packed up Friday afternoon and went to Newport for the weekend.
My parents sent us some snacks, we ate some great food, did some shopping and celebrated the wedding of a friend.
We also slept in! We're leaving Thursday for ten days but I hope to take lots of photos while we are away!
Also I am soooo bad at taking photos of myself, but I did take all these photos with my iPhone.