Week Wrap-Up // Link Round-Up // Jun 28 – Jul 5

looking at the sky through the leaves of an oak tree

Alan turned in his dissertation one week ago, and wow, what a lovely week this has been.  We had the greatest dinner & a movie at home date ever last Friday night.  Alan was home both Saturday and Sunday, and he didn’t do any school work either day!!  He went for a few long runs, worked on his long-neglected novel, and took lots of naps.

Monday we hosted a casual dinner party for our Small Group.  I made Albanian qofte (meatballs), which was a hit. I also took advantage of my Amazon prime membership to order the workbooks for our next study and ship them for free to everyone in the group!

We had another picnic of Korean food in the cemetery on Wednesday.  After we ate, we laid on the blanket and looked at the leaves, and I took the picture seen above.

We celebrated the Fourth of July with lots of dogs and babies.

I also have tentatively started walking again.  I stretch my heel out for a few minutes before I leave, and several minutes after I get back.  I’m limiting my walks to between 10 and 15 minutes.  It’s not much, but I’ll take it!

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Week Wrap-Up // Link Round-Up // Nov 10-16

This week continues our saga of trying to graduate!  I submitted my Master’s Project (Urban Planning equivalent of a thesis) for first round of grading and feedback on Monday.  Alan’s been hard at work in the lab.  He got home last night around 11:45, and then went down to the basement to solder some equipment for the lab.  The guy works hard!

Tonight I’m speaking at our church’s monthly young adults gathering on service, and using your gifts and talents.  I have a list of schoolwork that I want to complete before Thanksgiving break.  When we get back from break there are only two weeks left in the semester, and I have four huge projects to finish!

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8.15 miles round trip to Small Group

Day 4 #30daysofbiking.

8.15 miles round trip to Small Group.

I forgot to snap a daylight picture, so here is my bike in all its lighted glory.

By the way, I still want to come up with a name for my bike.  Since it’s a mixte, which is unisex, I thought of naming it something androgynous like Taylor. But I’m finding myself drawn to super feminine names like Coraline and Anastasia.  Update: I ended up naming her Madeline, and calling her Maddie.

Any thoughts?

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