After the Lenten season ended last year, we quickly began planning the Honey Badger’s first birthday party, which my parents graciously hosted at their home. Most of the summer, the Honey Badger and I were outside or finding activity around every corner as she began walking and then sprinting everywhere she went. By the time I could catch my breath, I started teaching a course at a local university, which took up more of my time than I was anticipating. Most of the time that I spent was reading the material from the book, grading papers, and preparing for my almost 3 hour lecture. However, at the finale of the semester, I was sad to say good-bye to my wonderful class of students. They left me outstanding course comments, which made me feel like the semester was truly engaging for all involved…I mean who would have thought the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) could be so much fun to discuss??
The holidays this year were full of memories, but one thing was missing…Grandpa O’Day…my husband lost his dad late August 2016, right before I started the Fall semester teaching. This was a huge adjustment for my husband and his brothers, and honestly, for me as well.
Now that 2017 is underway, and we just observed Zaccheus Sunday two weeks ago and the Publican and the Pharisee Sunday last week. So the Lenten cycle is officially underway…This will include Lenten reflections and Lenten recipes again (mmm…).
Some of my upcoming posts will also be exploring countries around the world that I have investigated and learned about…I truly am ignorant when it comes to how other cultures and people live and I have been enjoying these past 4-5 months of learning about Afghanistan (upcoming post spoiler).