This condo is really starting pull itself together. I think it's the plants. One of the things that i thought was funny and liked about aaron was his love of plants. He had the coolest plants in his apartment at byu and it reminded me of my dad, who also loves house plants. he tenderly waters them each saturday. And now that we have visited the home depot nursery and returned with 3 large plants, this place feels like a home. of course, home is a state of mind. i've found home in the most unlikely of places.
Wait a second, hold the phone, did I just hear the word "blessings"??
(general conference bingo that is)
It's rained a lot lately; i like lying in bed listening to the rain against the window. Now what would be good would be a massive thunder and lightning storm. i would like one.
This week i ate a lot of cake and guac. both homemade, so that's not as bad i hope. I had never made guacamole before but it was so freaking delicious. avocados, cilantro, garlic, onion, serrano chile, lime juice, orange juice, salt & pepper. I knew the basic ingredients and just kind of made it up as i went along, so it wasn't perfect but who needs perfect. And since it was mexican week, let me say that I love homemade tacos so much it is almost a sin. They are so healthy, so fresh, so abundant in flavor. The tortilla, some chicken, avocado, cilantro, onion, tomato, and lime. [with rice and black beans, por supuesto.]
Sweet sister lizzy sing me a sweet song of joy!
My brother is in this little village near the border in new mexico on his mission...it sounds so neat. nothing fancy about it, but neat all the same. i have a not-so-secret desire to live down in southern new mexico or arizona someday- have my own chile farm, or that sort of thing. Of course, i have a lot of not-so-secret desires so i'm curious to see where life leads.
Sometimes at work I think i am the only person there without career goals/passions. everyone is so very ambitious. (in fact, i may be one of only a couple people in the entire unit who has only one degree. I'll be talking to someone and then later look them up on the website and find, 'oh so they're a MD/PhD/MPH' (yes all three). People are crazy!! I mean, brilliant, but crazy. (it's like that country song, "god is great, beer is good, and people are crazy") I will forever be plagued by my 'type B' personality but it has its perks. I am really skilled at relaxing, for example.
Well, there's only so much to say in one post, so that is all. have a good day.