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Heat Wave Flashback!

21 Jun

It’s the first official day of summer!  What are you doing today?  Biking, hiking, running, swimming, reading, day drinking?  TELL ME NOW!!

I will be back Monday for a full recap of my weekend, but I thought it would be fun to see what we’ve been reading @ SFTS over the years around this time.

1 year ago (2013):


We were celebrating the Supreme Court ruling DOMA to be unconstitutional during the same month as Pittsburgh Pride.  This year,  we celebrated that Pennsylvania has ruled in favor of marriage equality!  We were also trying our hand at container gardening, whelping a litter of the sweetest F1 labradoodles, talking about Pittsburgh food trucks, and learning how to be a more responsible consumer!  Some of the month’s notable recipes were:  Perfect Chicken Burgers and Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Bars.

2 years ago (2012):


More gay pride (don’t you just love June!), but we also started our CSA: Clarion River Organics, hit up Kennywood, the Murray Avenue Grill, and talked about urban recycling issues.

Apparently I didn’t blog during the summer of 2011!  I think that’s when I switched my blog over from The Urban Pilgrim (yes, that’s what this blog was called when I first moved to the big city of Pittsburgh) to what you now know as SOLE For The Soul.  Did you read The Urban Pilgrim?  But seriously, what are you doing this weekend?


Decembers, Recently.

3 Dec

For the record, seasonal mood disorder is a real thing and I may or may not be afflicted.  I swear I’ve been a zombie since the cold weather settled in – and I usually love this time of year!  In an effort to boost my moods, I was trolling through my own archives this afternoon.

2 years ago: December 2011

Dec. 2011

Dec. 2011

Based on my postings, December was a bit of a whirlwind.  We both finished up school that month: Christina graduated and I spent my final semester doing research. We were welcoming our very first litter of puppies into the world! 4 little yellow boys who crash landed into our living room DURING finals week in our last semester of college.  Then, we high-tailed it back to Pittsburgh and tucked ourselves right back into our home WITH our little litter of pups.

1 year ago:  December 2012

Dec. 2012

Dec. 2012

Another busy month!  We were saying goodbye to Liberty’s second and final litter of puppies as we were settling into the newly renovated home of Changin’ Time in West Homestead.  I was experimenting with some of my favorite recipes: think Avocado Chicken Parmesan, Broccoli Bites, and Chili Colorado Burritos!  And we were taking part in some great holiday festivities: like Spanish Christmas dinner and Christmas cookie exchanges with friends.

Dec. 2012

Dec. 2012

A lot has changed since I started this blog!  I can’t wait to look back in a few more years and smile at what’s going on lately.  Isn’t blogging the best??

What will this month bring?  Probably much of the same but without puppies. 😦  I am reminded, though, of how blessed I am to have good fortune, health, and a wealth of friends and family in my life.  I love that on days when I’m feeling a bit disconnected from the present, I have this space where I can peek back into daily happenings, funny stories, and events.  Sometimes being reminded of how lucky you are can turn your whole mood around. 🙂

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