brokenBread……

life as it is seen from my heart and soul


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ice. snow. blustery wind.

we have it all here in north central Ohio. Yesterday morning I drove to work carrying my boots, gloves and scarf with me even though it was 54 degrees F. the warnings were out, the anticipation was there. Massive amounts of torrential rain with blustering wind turning to ice, then blowing snow then heavy snow. and they were right. Got an email we were to close at 1, then got a phone call at 1240 to close now as the rain was turning and the temps had already dropped from 54 to 33 degrees. so I packed up and trekked out. stopped at the GFS store fully expecting a huge crowd of crazy people and empty shelves! but… that was not to be – found coffee, cream, whole chickens to roast, needed veggies, and most essential- a loaf of whole wheat bread. Made it home with no issues.
What do you do with the gift of extra time? I could have used that time to work, but came home because I did not want to sleep there! Had roasted chicken for dinner with carrots and parsnips, made 2 coffee cakes for a funeral today the hubs has to attend to, labeling my yarn cards for my Woodland stripe blanket as my yarn came this week via Royal Air Mail from the Wool Warehouse , and will be doing other things today. Napping is one. Reading, writing, laundry, cleaning, watching The Smart Traveler and some baking shows too, and then who knows!
Stay safe! Stay warm! Jesus Reigns!!!!

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Spring ahead.

Time springs ahead, but the season is not keeping up. We have a winter watch with snow beginning tomorrow and through Wednesday. We don’t have what the east coast might get, but still, my forsythia was blooming but will get killed. I am afraid to check the lilacs, or the rhubarb, and all the little bulbs that broke open won’t survive either. No planting here this week, the ground is still too cold.
The moon is gorgeous here tonight, cold brisk clear and has a hazing around it. I love the moon. I would kind of like to get a blizzard ~ one that closes EVERYTHING so I get to stay home and sew and bake and crochet and clean and read and write. But… we shall see. Stay safe this week!!! Lent is  here and Jesus is Lord!!! Blessings.


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days and nights

It is ‘spring break’ at my job, but it doesn’t feel like Spring. Snow and cold winds for the last two days and today is grey and gloomy,  with snow spitting mixed with rain. I will work some over break at the office. I get so much more accomplished with no students there and most of the faculty gone. I am reading the She Reads Truth Lenten study with my Sarah for Easter preparation. If you haven’t read any of their blog, you should. The other study that has been thought provoking is from First 5. It is an app and is wonderful for being able to read anywhere.
My Sarah is coming home tomorrow and will be here until Wednesday morning. I am excited!!!  She wants to go to West Side Market on Monday, so we will get up early and head north to eat breakfast there and be foodies. Hoping to find some lamb for Easter and something good for dinner. Tuesday the plan is to head to Kidron and shop at Lehman’s. We will also head to quilt stores, material stores, and lunch. Excited for the days we will spend together. When she heads home on Wednesday I will head to work.
Hope your weekend is a good one! Blessings!!


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since January…

after posting the last post…. I ended up in the ER and had surgery. I missed a week of work and clinicals. What an experience!!  Outpatient surgery, drugs, GI system totally messed up, and I felt like poo.  BUT it was a good learning experience which I never want to go thru again!!!
In the life I live other days ~ there is so much on my mind that I want to write but don’t have time. All I can say is God is amazing and I truly need to TRUST Him for everything. the evil one desires to deceive, divide and destroy but Christ is greater in me and I belong to Him.


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November

November already?? The garden is put to bed finally and cold weather has arrived. The things I have had pop in my brain the last two months:
People who say they are your friend and have your back most of the time are thinking of themselves only.
I don’t now how I am going to keep up with life in some areas.
Getting paid to sew and crochet would be a fabulous thing.
I do really like teaching college.
Life is short… really short… so keep your eyes open and your heart ready.


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35 =

the # of years I have been married today. 35. I keep thinking how can I be married that long? How can it be 35 years??? I have had the last name Roepke longer than I had my  maiden name Love.  35 years. I am so grateful for my marriage. My husband loves me despite me. Through  the good, the bad, being well and being sick, being depressed, through children and miscarriages, through amazing ups and horrible downs. And in the center is God, the Lord of the Heavens that brought us together and has kept us together. Thank you Lord for my husband, his commitment, his faith and his love for me.


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September coming

Wondering what September will be like. August has been horrible for the garden. My tomatoes are small and dryish, the beans came on late, the peppers died.  I am hoping this weekend to plant spinach and kale and that September isn’t too horribly hot.
September is tough sometimes. My dad died in September. I love the Fall season. and it is my anniversary  month. September is about life and death. Leaves are falling, the earth is settling down for winter. I love the Fall… I can’t wait for it. I hope it is here for a while.
the new job is one week in.. not sure what to think. I am thankful to have a job.