Thursday, August 9, 2012


Guys. I know that it has been forever since I have posted here. But I really feel like I'm losing my mind most of the time right now. Between trying to find a job, working at the VA, and trying to keep up with things around the house, I'm exhausted and in much need of some down time. Luckily, I'm going to get just that in a few weeks, but in the mean time I've got to keep going.

Charlie says that I shouldn't try to do so much around the house, because then it would free up more time for other things. Like making yogurt or bread, canning tomatoes, freezing zucchini and squash, things like that.

But I really like doing those things. I like having that stuff in my house. And I think that it is increasingly important to really know where your food is coming from and what exactly you are putting into your body. We have the resources to make informed decisions about our food and what we want to spend money on. I would rather pay more money for food that I feel good about than to buy the cheap mass produced stuff in the grocery store. I haven't bought produce, bread or yogurt from the store in months. I like it that way.

So anyways, August is going to be one hell of a month. I am out of town or on call every single weekend, which means that we aren't really going to be able to get much done around the house, unfortunately. And it also means that I may or may not get to can green beans this year. I managed to sneak in tomatoes (25 pounds to be exact) that I found for $0.99/lb, but green beans are more time intensive since they need to be pressure canned. We'll see. Charlie is optimistic.

But, despite being crazy, I have had some good times these past few weeks. Two weekends ago Charlie and I went to Pennsylvania to visit my parents. I visited two Ophthalmology practices while I was there, and we finally got to hike Rickett's Glen. That was some hike! But it was so amazingly pretty and good to get out and stretch my legs!

It was good to see my parents and just to take it easy and get outside for a weekend:)

Then last weekend my littlest sister Karrah flew into Columbus for our cousin Rachel's Kentucky Derby themed bachelorette party. That was a ton of fun, but it was not very restful to say the least. But those people really know how to party, no matter how young or old. And we got to see Grandma and Grandpa, which is always good.

the party bus

Karrah and Rachel dancing to Soldier Boy... but they both had forgotten the steps...

China Baby in the bathroom at E&R's

that stupid sticker left a red spot on my chest for a few days afterwards 

Amber made jello shots. They were really big.

Karrah being Karrah

Fun times! But we didn't get home until 3:30 AM and we were exhausted for at least a few days afterwards.

This weekend I'm on call. Then it's a weekend in Holland, MI for another job interview, and off to Maine! Can't wait for that, I need a week or so to just sit on the beach and chill...


Tammie said...

Great pictures!!! Whew!! Your schedule is nuts....good luck with the green beans

AE said...

Those pictures look like so much fun!