Today is my parents' 36th anniversary!
We used yesterday (Memorial Day) to celebrate.
After driving around for 2 hours viewing tornado damage and striking out at our first two breakfast choices--Elsie's and Swede Hollow (both closed because of the holiday), we ended up at the only legit Pannekoeken Huis in the Twin Cities.
Then we hit the farmer's market and thrift stores!
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Monday, April 5, 2010
So I'm helping Mom put the finishing touches on Easter dinner. I was putting this platter of hot crossed buns on the table when Jess (my sister's sister-in-law? my cousin's wife?) makes a wisecrack about taking a picture and updating my blog. It was a two-birds-with-one-stone zinger in which she managed to get me AND my sister! Anyway, now my blog is "updated."
Friday, February 6, 2009
I try to read the New York Times headlines every day, and then read an article or two that seem worth it. The following paragraph in this article really struck me because it's about timing. I realize that the researchers are talking about timing in terms of hundreds of years, but since I lived in Dujiangyan for a year before the earthquake, the timing still means something to me personally about my safety and the sovereignty of God.
"Mr. Seeber said that while the link between the Sichuan earthquake and the Zipingpu Dam was not yet proved, work by Christian Klose, a Columbia University researcher specializing in geophysical hazards, suggested the stress caused by the water’s weight might have hastened the quake by a few hundred years.
'It would have occurred anyway,” Mr. Seeber said. 'But of course the people who were affected might think the timing is an important difference.' "