While walking through the store recently something caught my eye, In the milk cooler I saw a brand of milk called Sir Bananas. On closer inspection, I saw that they had 2 types of Sir Bananas milk: Banana and Chocolate Banana. I normally love banana flavored things, but wasn’t sure if I could handle straight up banana milk. I was curious enough about it that I decided to buy the Chocolate Banana milk. I tried a glass when I got home and it was actually very tasty. However, something struck me that there may be a way to make it even tastier.
January 6, 2016 – the day my grandfather took his last breath then passed away. I was getting ready for work when I got the call from my aunt. I was crushed. I loved my grandfather. He was the sweetest man I’ve ever known. His love for his wife, family and God was overwhelming. Even though dementia had been taking over him for a few years, there was still a lot of Grandpa left the last time our family was together this past Thanksgiving. Realizing that he was now gone and would no longer be a part of our family celebrations was hard to fathom at first. Thinking about making the drive from Michigan to South Dakota and not seeing him sitting in his chair when I got there instantly brought tears to my eyes. I wept uncontrollably and openly as I tried to put on my makeup and get out the door for work. I knew there wasn’t anything I could do at that moment and that I needed to move on with my day until details were available. Continue reading
I’ve been in Michigan for 4 months now. Seeing as how it is mid-January, it is safe to say I’m well into my first Michigan Winter as well. So far, I’d say it is…bearable. I’m only a few miles from the lake shore, so lake effect snow is a very real thing here. Since day 1 of moving here people have warned me about the dreaded ‘Michigan Winter’. It honestly started to feel like every person I met felt a great need to warn me of what I was soon to encounter. Initially I just gave them a blank stare and responded with “I’m from Iowa. I’ve been through winter.” My brother and I have joked about this as he has been here through 4 Michigan Winters. Here’s the thing: yes, there is more snow here, BUT, at least you can BREATHE!
It would appear that my ‘Simple Pictures’ posts are something I enjoy doing as this is now number 4. It would also appear that raindrops are a simple thing to me, because this is the 4th simple pictures post involving raindrops. Not intentional, just something I realized. I guess I enjoy the simplicity of a rain drop left over after the storm has rolled out. They just hang out for a while, sometimes catching your attention as the sun makes them glisten.