On the way to Harar

Part 9: To Harar

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 During the three other times I’ve been to Ethiopia, I’d never ventured outside of Addis.  So this trip has been a completely different and interesting experience.  One of the cities I’ve wanted […]

Featured Recipe

Hazel's Yummy Gluten Free Bread

Hazel’s Gluten-Free Bread

As promised many days ago, here's my momma's wonderful gluten-free bread recipe. Her gluten-free flour recipe is included at the bottom. If you like, you can mix it in a bread machine or with a Kitchen-Aid. This bread is especially fabulous … [Read More...]

Parenting Feature

Soddo Christian Hospital

Part 8: Visiting and Driving

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 Sunday After the enormous events that had unfolded on Saturday, we felt kind of in a daze-- 'did that really happen?'-- on Sunday.  But Sunday was our last day in Soddo and it was … [Read More...]

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Barstools for every budget

Can you believe it– a 3rd post in one week??  I think this part time work is agreeing with my blog!  The other day I was on Pinterest and got fixated on bar stools, and in the process I found so many fun style that I thought it’d be fun to share my finds here. […]

June Stitch Fix

My latest Stitch Fix

My latest Stitch Fix arrived this weekend, and tho I’m not modeling any of this for you, I snapped a quick picture so you could see what I got. The tank top in the center, though fitting on top ended up being a little small in the hips– very sad since I LOVE the style.  […]

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Night owl again

Friday and Saturday were my first two night shifts. The first night went pretty well, though I was tired, and also discouraged to see that EVERYONE on night shift is yawning often by 4 AM, no matter how seasoned they are to night shift. Bah. I guess I had hoped it was possible to not […]

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Inside Out

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Hello from Saturday

Julianna, Emily, and I went to the aquarium and the park together with the grandbabies and their parents this morning. Very fun. Tomorrow evening is my very first night shift and beyond that I only work two other shifts for the rest of the month. So it should be getting a bit quieter and more […]

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96% efficient?

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Because pizza is always a winner

Modcloth and pizza

Today I went to the first of two days of the Idaho homeschool convention– presented two of my three sessions, and ended up really enjoying the day.  Always during the days right before such an event, I worry-wart about how it will all go.  But all went well and I had lots of really nice […]

Summertime

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