My Experience at Bethlehem Inn

My senior capstone project this term involved community based learning. I spent my Saturday mornings at Bend’s only emergency homeless shelter – Bethlehem Inn. I loved it. When I come in at six a.m. there is already a buzz in the air. The place is alive. People are out and about. Most of the residents smoke cigarettes and they are huddled around a picnic table and chatting. A stray bunny runs by in the parking lot. It’s usually a beautiful morning here in Bend. The residents walk past me smiling.

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Podcasts That Make me Giggle


While working in data entry at MODA I was allowed to wear headphones while I worked. LOVED IT! But what do you listen to for 8 hours a day? 5 days a week. That’s a lot of time to fill. I got a good amount of romance novels in via audiobooks. Holla to my lady Robyn Carr and the Virgin River Series. You kept me entertained and dissatisfied with my marriage all at once. Hooray for romance novels and their unrealistic relationships!

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Weekly Good News Buzz

What’s Buzzing Around this Week

Here are 4 of my favorite finds from the web this week. Enjoy the good news.

5972182fda71be1d0be200c71ab2deb5_crop_north.An Athletic Department Does the Right Thing: Read the article here

2D11515831-today-fb-dog-nuns-140129-01.blocks_desktop_mediumElderly Nuns Adopt Aging Pit-Bull: Read the article here

Female defence ministersFemale Defense Ministers Pledge to Break Europe’s Old Boy’s Network: Read the article here

woody allenA Rational and Sensible Discussion Regarding Woody Allen and Dylan Farrow: Read the article here

Daily Life, Family

Our Family’s Newest Addition


We were blessed to receive a large amount of albums from Aaron’s late uncle. These albums are absolute gems! They are in excellent condition and are a nice reminder of Uncle Mark. We had no idea he had such great musical taste. Every album seems to be a winner. And Aaron really wanted to take good care of them so we scoured IKEA looking for a perfect match. The glossy grey was a hard sale for me but I think Aaron was right and it looks great in our place. It looks like us, It reminds us of family and it just plain looks cool! So, thanks Uncle Mark…we love and miss you.