Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What Have I Been Doing Lately?

  • I've been enjoying monsoon storms!  Ah...  If you have never been in a desert summer storm, I pity you.  It is truly one of the most beautiful things in the world, and there is nothing like it for displaying the power and majesty of God's creation!

  • I've been plugging away at my medical transcription course.  It's going well, and I'm making some good progress, I do believe.  It's tough at times though.  Those doctors like to get three or four sentences out of their mouths in about 4 seconds.  You can imagine that it comes out sounding like one big garbled word.  I can't say that I blame them, but it certainly doesn't make the transciptionist's job any easier.

  • I've been squeezing in a book here and there on my Kindle.  Most recently, I read Frank Peretti's newest novel, Illusion, and enjoyed it immensely.  Definitely a great read.  I couldn't put it down.

  • I've been making cheese!  Well, actually, I only made cheese once.  Isaac and I made mozzarella out of our goat milk one day.  It was way too much fun, although a rather lengthy process.  I wasn't super happy with the results; I thought the cheese had very little flavor, but it was mozzarella cheese and that was exciting!  Just knowing that I can turn milk into a brick of cheese is exhilarating, I must say.  Our next project will be feta.  Can't wait to see how it turns out!

  • I've been following Food Network Star.  This is so bad, but every time they start a new season our entire family gets totally hooked.  We have a lot of fun watching and guessing at who is going to win.  By the way, we guessed right this season!  :)

  • I've been doing more chores than usual.  This is due to my poor brother's being out of commission.  Isaac sprained his ankle while on a run this week, and now he is confined to sitting or hobbling around on a pair of crutches.  :(  Consequently, I'm having to pick up the slack.  Let me tell you, you sure appreciate everything a person does when they suddenly can't do anything and you have to do it all yourself!  I feel much more sympathy for Isaac than I do for myself though.  He's not used to being a couch potato all day, and I can only imagine how hard that must be for him.  He is getting quite creative in ways to get around and do things while not putting any weight on his foot.  As I type, he is mopping the floor from a rolling chair!
  •  I've been house-hunting.  (I can't believe I actually forgot to mention this one.  I'm adding it now, two hours after I originally published this post.  That's how long it took me to remember that I forgot it.)  :)  Mom and Dad decided to try to buy a house instead of renting, since rental rates are stupendous right now.  We actually put an offer on a house, but let's just say that God is teaching us a big lesson of patience through that situation.  It's been a roller coaster ride for sure.  Anyway, the house-hunting business is highly overrated.  I wish it could be as fun as they make it look on that show "House Hunters."  I can assure you that, at least in my experience, it's not been that way.  No sir.  Nevertheless, God is in control!  And that's the best thing about this business.


Friday, July 13, 2012

21 years

On July 13, 1991, this picture was taken...

...and my parents began their life journey together!

Twenty-one years later, they are celebrating another year of marriage today.  I am so thankful for the truly wonderful parents God has given me!  Happy Anniversary, Mommy and Daddy!