Friday, August 22, 2008


Back at work this now. Hence, the *sigh*. Let's think about other things...

First... Sandra has arrived! She's living with us for this year and studying at Calvin in the Communications program. Tuesday night we picked her up from O'Hare and whisked her away to Grand Rapids, poor girl. Daniel and I are so happy to have her close; having this chance at getting to know our niece is such a blessing.

But, back up. The summer-vacation days are over, and we really enjoyed our summer in Grand Rapids. First, there was the renovations. We painted floorboards, stained furniture, and organized everything.

We have enjoyed our farmshare so much. Actually, now it's starting to get really exciting because we are finally getting some fantastic heirloom tomatoes and shiny eggplants. I went out to Trillium Haven one day and picked some beans... it's a beautiful, peaceful place that I didn't want to leave.

Of course, our trip to Florida was such a treat. Too bad we can't go in, like, February, but any time is okay with me. On the last day Daniel and I went on a snorkeling trip on a catamaran and saw the sunset. What a way to end the day! People who can go out on boats all the time are the luckiest.

Now we turn our faces to the school year and cooler weather. It will be a good year, I just feel it in my bones. Finally, for the first time I feel very comfortable and confident about my job. Daniel is wrapping up projects instead of starting them. And our house feels like it's really ours after all these projects and hard work. I say all this now because I'm still a week away from classes starting. Cross your fingers I'll still feel good then!

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