Random Update

  • Stephen and I have been watching West Wing on DVD.  For whatever reason, I never really watched it when it was on TV.  I saw maybe three episodes.  So I went in not having seen…anything.  And I wonder…WHY THE HELL DIDN’T I WATCH THIS WHEN IT WAS ON TV?  I’m seriously enjoying the hell out of it – it’s funny, intelligent, and interesting.  Especially going into an election…Can I vote for Bartlett?
  • I made chicken fried steak for the first time ever the other night.  I was going to make mashed potatoes, too – another thing I’ve never made.  Stephen was shocked when he found that out – “You’ve never made mashed potatoes?”  Here’s the thing – I don’t really like mashed potatoes.  I only ever eat them as a dip for meat, with, of course, gravy.  So Stephen made the mashed potatoes.  I also made gravy for the first time ever.  All in all, it was a great meal.

    Husband Approved

  • I received a notice a couple of weeks ago that I had a package to pick up at the post office.  I had no idea what it was, I wasn’t sure the size of the box, thus I wasn’t sure it would fit in my bike basket, so I had to wait until I had the car to go pick it up.  It turned out to be a gift from my mother-in-law: two crocheted baskets.  They’re super cute (made out of Target bags!), and after a few days I determined how would use one of them – it makes a perfect clothespin holder!
  • I went for a long bike ride last Thursday, about 13 miles.  I thought I was only going to go 8 miles, but then I decided to get a little lost (on purpose) and see what I could see.  It was a nice little bike ride, I went past….lots of woods…and fields…because that’s what Finland has a lot of… 
  • Took another bike ride on Sunday to the coast.  I found this lovely little secluded area, and watched the rain off the coast.  I think I’ll go back soon with a book. 
  • It was overcast and rainy for most of last week, and I was feeling correspondingly down in the dumps.  I want my warm, beautiful Finnish summer back!!  I did get a bit of it on Friday and Saturday, thank goodness, but why can’t it be like that all the time?  Rainy again today, but I can’t be too sad – I’m about to go on a Girl’s Trip!  Info and photos to follow…
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4 thoughts on “Random Update

  1. Beth Collins

    Hi Sara – just a quick note to say I miss you and I love reading these blogs. The photos are wonderful and make me feel like I am there. You make me laugh out loud sometimes. I just wanted you to know how much someone out here enjoys them. Take care. Beth

    • Hi Beth! Good to hear from you – glad you’re enjoying the blog! I’ve been working on a very difficult cross stitch, you’d be quite impressed. I’ll post pictures of that soon – but it’s a gift for someone, so I have to finish it and mail it off to her first! 🙂 Hope all is well there, tell everyone I said hello!

  2. Guess what I am eating right now? Bojangles chicken strips and dipping them in mashed potatoes and gravy. Hmm gravy! The chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes looks yummy. I love sitting on the rocks by the water. I prefer sitting on rocks to a sandy beach. The photos are lovely. Miss you.

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