Posts have been scarce with school
finally coming to a close. I feel a massive relief knowing I am really
done for good, not just for the summer or winter breaks, but for good...
Sad and happy news on our home front... Herman died. I think Clem was
more attached to him than I was. Anytime I left the door open she would
race to the bathroom, and peer over the edge of tub at him. I wasn't
surprised when I found him dead; after all he was the most battered
turtle I've ever laid eyes on.
Our happy news is something we've known for a while now, but I haven't
mentioned. We have been approved for a loan, and are going to buy a
house. I grew up in Chicago, in a household rich with love and low on
finances. I never even considered that there might be a day when I
could buy my own home. And now that it is here I feel a little
awe-struck and very blessed. I am so excited that Luke and I will
finally have the opportunity to create and appreciate a space that is
our own...I think I might have to start a second blog to document the
In closing, I hate to post without any pictures (usually I include too
many) so here is a photo of some of my favorite vintage cooking
utensils I took a while back...
...the variations are fantastic, and I have to wonder why they don't make 'em like they used to.