Nothing makes you appreciate organization more than total chaos. We’ve been in our new home almost three weeks now and working like mad to do some renovations before the two of us head back to work for the upcoming school year. The new place has great bones, character, and mood-lifting light, but there are elements throughout that look like someone threw a party in the mid-90s and forgot to clean up. So, things remain in boxes, shifted this way and that, to make room for the work that needs to be done….
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Every time the academic year comes to a close I find myself in a transitional lurch. From super structure and routine I am catapulted into the complete opposite before I even know what’s happened. Sounds wonderful, you say? It is, to be sure. But my obsessive need to be doing gives me a guilt trip like no other when routine disappears. We’ve already spent several nights in a row staying up late to watch way too many episodes of The Fall on Netflix. Consequently, (my night owl husband unfazed) the next morning doesn’t start nearly as early as I’d hoped. And man, the guilt starts creeping on in….
Maybe it’s all the sweets that have been offered up and easy accessible at work over the last couple weeks, but our cold and snowy weather has had me craving some seriously savory snacks. I first fell in love with popped sorghum a few months ago when I added it to granola. It’s mini popcorn appearance has a cute factor I can’t really get over and it has a whole grain goodness that is just as satisfying as popcorn….
So here we are. The end of summer. We celebrated end-of-summer’s eve last night watching our KC Royals play to a sold out stadium. Heath and I sat sandwiched between a couple families with young kids, and not a single detail of the muggy night under the bright lights escaped them. Wide-eyed with their royal blue capes, those kids were entranced by the megatron, stuffing popcorn and peanuts into their mouths as they cheered, and were endlessly trying to start the wave. I, of course, tried to oblige them each and every time. That is summer. The most American of pastimes, and through a child’s eyes, no less. A perfect way to close it out….
Heath and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary this month (what?!), and in honor of the occasion, took a long weekend by train to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Having spent part of a day in Santa Fe while passing through on a road trip a few years ago, we have since wanted to go back and explore more of the magical city. In anticipation of our time on the rails being as much of the adventure as our destination, we boarded the Southwest Chief train at Kansas City’s Union Station….