Alternate title: How David Was Able To Get Us Financially Secure Since March 15th our lives have been turned upside down. The resort I worked at was closed, and for the following few weeks, I was one of the few employees to still be working in the building. In the beginning of April, we were … Continue reading How We’re Managing During the Pandemic
It’s been 80+ degrees here almost every day for the past couple of weeks. When the heat is on, what a great time to make… …hot soup! But seriously, is there ever a bad time for soup? Especially when everything is made in the Crock Pot so you don’t have to worry about warming up … Continue reading Chicken Tortilla Soup In The Crock Pot
For the first time since 2014, I find myself without a job. The circumstances at work lent itself to my leaving a company that I truly loved; it just wasn’t working out for me and my family. The parting was amicable though and it’s my understanding that should things get better (it wasn’t directly related … Continue reading Well, Now What Do I Do?
I have been meaning to share these pictures for almost two years now but somehow never got around to it. In August of 2018, David and I took a week long vacation to explore a bit more of the east coast states. Our plan was to visit Chicago, Louisville and Nashville and whatever we encountered … Continue reading Exploring the U.S.
For David’s birthday this year, we decided to break out our camping gear and head to Vermont to test some new items (namely our tent, quilt, backpacks and ponchos). Tent: 3F UL Lanshan 2 Pro Quilt: Underground Quilt – 20 degree, 850 fill, 2oz over-stuff Backpacks: REI Flash Ponchos: 3F UL Gear Hiking Poncho 3 … Continue reading Hiking Stratton Mountain
I do have to preface this post to say how grateful I am to still have a job throughout this ordeal. I work in the hospitality industry, which has been the hardest hit, but the company I work for, although the physical building is closed, their call center is still open and that’s my department. … Continue reading Working From Home (And My Newest Venture)
When Great Trees Fall Maya Angelou When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker down in tall grasses, and even elephants lumber after safety. When great trees fall in forests, small things recoil into silence, their senses eroded beyond fear. When great souls die, the air around us becomes light, rare, sterile. … Continue reading A Great Soul
I think it’s no surprise that if you find me in my house for long periods of time, I’ll definitely be searching my pantry to see what I can bake with. It kind of feels like Iron Chef where I have to find the main ingredient and then work around that. Some of the main … Continue reading Days of Baking