Thursday, July 19, 2007

6 Days and Counting...

Last weekend we finished the office and it looks great! Thanks to our talented friend, Curtis, we now have awesome red oak bookcases. Chris stained them to be the same color as our desk. 5 rooms down, 4 to go!

Marlow is recovering well from his surgery. It's just been hard keeping his activity level down when we can't exercise him yet. That boy is ready to go running again!

I've been meeting once every other week with a friend of mine who has begun to mentor me. She's a mom of 2 and has been married for 7 years. Her walk with Christ and just the wisdom God has given her is a blessing to me.

I had an interview with Central Market this week and was asked to return for a second interview. That will be set up for sometime next week. I applied for a part-time position so that I can keep my current job, which I love.

We are enjoying our garden so much. I keep forgetting to mention that. It was all planted in April and we been enjoying the fruits of our labor for a couple of weeks now. Lush tomatoes; sweet and juicy, the way they should be. We've got a TON of cherry tomatoes. They've just about taken over the entire garden, but there are also some large 3x5 tomatoes that have survived. Yum! Also, 3 different kinds of peppers; banana peppers which are almost ripe, green bell which are almost ripe, and little sweet red peppers. We've already eaten a ton of those. My weekly clients are enjoying tastes of my garden, too. I use them in my cooking often. We also have thyme, chives, and lots of basil. Having a garden is so rewarding. I'm already looking forward to planting new stuff for the fall.

The countdown is on. 6 days until my family visits! Woo hoo! We haven't seen them since Christmas. That's been one of the hardest things about moving away. I now see my parents twice a year. We go up to Indiana once and they come down once. Can't wait. Aaron is coming, too.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Our Puppy Is A Conehead

Marlow got neutered yesterday. He has to wear this cone for a week to 10 days until the stitches are healed! Not fun.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Happy July!

This week I am cooking A LOT since my boss is out of town and I am covering normal clientel by myself...but it's fun. I just have to keep organized since I'm doing parties as big as 60. And I also have to wear good shoes. Since I cook out of my own kitchen, it can seem natural to just have bare feet, but wearing comfortable shoes really helps my joints when I stand for so long.

This weekend has been all about house projects. This was the first weekend in quite awhile that Chris was in town, so he wanted to catch up on some things. We got a lot done together, but the list seems to be never-ending. I guess that's part of being a home owner. We did buy a dishwasher today, so that's a great thing, considering how many dishes I usually do when I cook. It will be delivered Wednesday. And Chris used up some gift cards to Fry's and bought a 20" flat screen monitor so he can now work from home more--or watch 24 on a bigger screen than our TV. :) I won't hate on our 19" TV/VCR combo...we've watched many movies on it. It was afterall, a prize that Chris's dad won in a golf tournament. You can't beat free.