Another Day, Another Doctor Visit

This afternoon we’ll be off for another visit with the midwife.

After we’ve both had a chance to dry our eyes from hearing the pitter-patter of a tiny little heartbeat, it’ll be back to packing (kitchen this time I think).  Before we know it we’ll be settling into our new apartment.

Something more pressing right now however.  A truly dear and lovely woman by the name of Gilma has just recently had to leave the restaurant where I work for close to a years worth of chemo treatments due to stomach cancer.  She has worked at Sofra Bakery for many years, and is more like family than a coworker.  With the help of some of my colleagues I’ve created a Gofundme campaign to help her out while she starts the long road to recovery.

Check it out here please.

-Jake-

 

Day Off

For the first time in ages, I had Sunday off.  Heather dragged me to the morning church breakfast in response…  Not the worst thing 😛

Afterwards, while she played a service, I walked to our soon-to-be new apartment and back.  A very short walk!  Took some photos along the way.

green

green 2

When it’s super bright out, and you’re stuck in the suburbs, it can be hard to find good subject matter.  Most things green, however, are always fun.

After coming home we both went down for a nice long nap.  A while later, I rose and Felix quickly took my place.

Heather Nap

We goin in soon for her next ultra sound.  Second trimester and more heartbeat monitoring!  Can’t wait!

-Jake-

Lamejun at work

I apologize if my spelling offends anyone!

We’re introducing a new lunch dish at work this coming week:  Lamb lamejun with fresh tomatoes, hot peppers, and herbs, on a whole wheat bread.

Stop by and have a bite some time soon.  I love introducing new food!

lamajun

Friday Herbs and Flowers

The weather today was a mix of intense humidity and torrential down pour.  While it stayed a balmy mid 80’s outside, my kitchen at work easily reached low 90’s.  Such is life in most kitchens around the world.  However, despite the heat the flowers outside work seemed to love the sun.

Straw flowers.  The petals were stiff and as flakey as paper!

straw flower

Getting home there was still some light shining through my living room window and some of my herbs were looking lovely.

Off to bed now.  Friday is my Wednesday.  Work bright and early in the morning.

Creeping Rosemary.

rosemary

Basil.

basil

 

self portrait

It has literally been years since I last posted to a blog.  I’m a huge fan of photography, and partial to street shooting.  The above is a self portrait while I was walking home from work the other day.

I feel pretty rusty though.  It’s tricky shooting with manual lenses on my Nikon V1, but the 50mm f1.8 FD lens makes for some fun characteristics.  Almost never “sharp” dead center, I think it lends itself well to B&W photos.  Not bad for first shot after a stupid long hiatus.

 

Fresh Start