Adventures

How do you make friends as a 40ish adult?

One thing I have struggled with over the past few years is making new friends. It is not any easier once you move to a town where you know hardly anyone. In the past, many of my adult friendships started at work, but I don’t live very close to my current job, and the pool …

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Adventures Roanoke Eats

A trip to the Greek Festival

We went to the Roanoke Greek Festival on Sunday and I managed to only take one picture to share. And it is a bad one, but here it is. #blogfail We shared pastichio, moussaka, souvlaki, spanokopita, tiropita, galaktoboureko, and we carted home an assortment of pastries for later. Of the savory dishes, my favorite was …

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Misc.

The deodorant that changed my life

I know this is not about an adventure, and deodorant is usually pretty boring. I recently found this product and thought I would share because it really has changed my life. The Problem I have really sensitive underarms. They cause me all kinds of grief. Several years ago this manifested as a string of infections. …

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Misc.

What on Earth is the Liebster Award?

I started this blog about a month ago as a hobby, and on Tuesday found out someone liked it enough to nominate it for the Liebster Award. Of course, I had no idea what the Liebster award was. So what’s the Liebster Award? It is an award given by bloggers to newbie bloggers, and really …

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Adventures

Adventure Planning Close to Home

What do you do when you want to plan inexpensive adventures in order to explore your new locale? Mr. LoveLiveAdventure and I decided to make a game of it. The Game We begin the game by announcing that we have planned an adventure. The second person goes along with it, no questions asked. The planner …

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Cooking

Adventures with Purple Carrot and Vegan Cooking

I took a couple of years off from teaching so this was my first summer off in a while. Combine that with exploring the gustatory offerings of our new city and you get a recipe for weight gain. Going back to school requires us to plan our meals better since our downtime is limited. To …

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Goals

Looking forward

The start of this school year has been rough. At the start of our teacher workdays, I fell down the stairs and sprained my finger. Do you know how hard it is to setup your classroom and type up various lesson plans and complete paperwork while wearing a splint? My finger is much better now, …

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Cooking Kitchen gadgets

My must have kitchen tool

Mr. LoveLiveAdventure and I sometimes have very conflicting ideas about what we need in our house. I admit I tend to stockpile cookbooks, food magazines, antiques, and stacks of things I will take care of “later”. He however is a sucker for “as seen on tv” and all manner of kitchen counter-space-taker-uppers-with-only-one-use items. Bonus points …

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Cookbooks

Have cookbook, will travel.

I started cooking at a young age, and my family encouraged this. In the early stages of my cooking education, I baked cakes and cooked dinners in the microwave (it was the 80s, okay, give me a break). I remember decorating a cake for my little brother’s first day of school – a school bus …

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School

Adventures in Back to School

August is a time of mixed emotions… Sadness for the end of my freedom. For teachers, summer represents freedom. Freedom to spend time with our families, to sleep late, stay up late. Freedom to eat when we want, and at our leisure. Freedom to drink as much coffee or water as we want because we …

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