Blog: A Nurse and A Nerd

Recently I re-connected with Laura, a distant cousin.  I discovered that she has a great blog called “A Nurse and A Nerd,” which among other things chronicles the major renovations she and her husband are doing on their home.  Spring is here (finally?  maybe?) and I have been poring over “house books” for months, anticipating the work Shaun and I will do on our 100+ year old home this year.  Laura and her husband are doing a beautiful job on their house, and their photos are being added to my folder of inspirations for my own home.  So I asked her: how does she come up with a vision for a room?  She wrote a whole blog post in response, which was pretty cool and very helpful.

A Nurse and A Nerd–Finding a Vision


Untitled book can has title.


Oh, wait, this is New York.  Juuuuuust kidding.  *SNOW*


Thanks to a wonderful friend, my previously untitled Great War book project now has a title.

Drumroll, please….

And the title is…

Ypres!  A Mouse!
Lab Mice goes to Belgium

Isn’t that great?

(If you are wondering what “yippers” is…well, google it.)


I do have a comic for you, but it has been giving me SO.  MUCH. TROUBLE.  that it probably won’t get posted until Saturday.  I know.  I can hear you wailing in despair.  Like you do most weekends when I fail to post.  –Actually, you’re saying, “That’s okay, don’t kill yourself, it’s not like anyone reads this blog anyhow.  You do know that you’re talking to yourself virtually right now, don’t you?”  Yes.  Yes, I do.  But the alternative is going and doing something productive, so here we are.

Anyways, to tide any of you over who actually might be reading this long, rambling post, and who might be looking forward to my comic posts, here is something amusing and WWI-related:

If World War I was a bar fight



Recently a certain blog has taken over my Facebook news feed.  It’s called Pray for Ben Sauer, and is absolutely worth visiting.  It’s written by a mom whose four-year-old son has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.  While I don’t know the family personally, Ben’s mom is a graduate of Houghton College, my alma mater.  It has been amazing to see people rally around this family (even from just my computer screen) supporting them through prayer and donations towards Ben’s medical expenses.  The city of Buffalo even got on board and lit up various structures with blue lights in support of Ben and his family.  Whatever happens, this little boy has made an impression on many hearts, mine included.