Wednesday, September 21, 2011

delinquent updater

Guilty as charged.

So I’m not sure what really happened in between my last post and now. Actually, I do know. Craziness and pure insanity. I’ve been at my new job for about a month and really love a lot of things about it so far. I’m working with kiddos who have various gastrointestinal disorders, and food allergies are a recurring theme, which is really interesting and challenging. Future post on that to come…

Here is a little preview of my new space. Lots and lots of character, hardwood floors, high ceilings, tons of natural light [I like it a lot].

And…I guess we’re officially cut off from summer weather now, although fall is my favorite season, and I love sweater weather and the colors of the changing leaves and all of that jazz. I snapped this at a wedding last weekend….the warm weather may be gone, but there are still fantastic sunsets to be enjoyed.


And with fall weather comes the first of many batches of homemade soup. Vegan carrot ginger soup is a fave and super easy to make. Get the recipe here.


Also, fall (for me) means pumpkin everything. Pumpkin pancakes were the star of Saturday morning breakfast. So good.


I’m still exploring Grand Rapids, but it seems to be a pretty artsy city with a bent toward the local food movement, which I appreciate. I had my first pumpkin ale of the season with a good friend visiting from Honduras earlier this week.


And ArtPrize just started today…there are a lot of random pieces of art in yards, on the side of buildings, restaurant lobbies, etc. It’s pretty cool.

Fave thing about fall?



  1. Glad to hear you are enjoying your new job. I have experience in the same setting and food allergies are a common theme when it comes to those seen in GI clinics, and really in general when it comes to kids who are chronically ill.

    Yum! I love pumpkin.

  2. Hey Emily!
    Glad to hear you are enjoying your job. I'd love to see a post about food allergies and maybe some good tips on dealing with clients who have them (sites or other resources).
    Your apartment looks GREAT! I love all the light and of course the hardwood floors
    And I'll give you one guess as to what my favorite part of fall is....PUMPKIN!!! And the crisp clean air. Love it.

  3. Your apartment looks neat, and I'm sure your decorating makes it look like something out of a cool catalog!

    I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying the job!

  4. yay for new apartments! it looks LOVELY! i can't wait to see it w/ all the Emily touches!

    glad the job is going well! miss you! let's talk soon!

    -the ex-roomie!

  5. those pumpkin pancakes look perfectly made! yum! welcome fall and welcome back to blog land emily!

  6. do you see any kids with autism at your new job? a very high percentage of the kids with autism i work with have GI issues and/or lots of food allergies + special diets.

  7. Glad you're settling in! Grand Rapids is supposed to be a cute little town, I'm a little sad I never visited my brother when he lived there.

  8. That carrot ginger soup looks so damned good - im glad your settling in, enjoy!

  9. nice new place love the fireplace :-) favorite thing about fall the leaves

  10. My favorite thing this fall is like you said, PUMPKIN!!!! :D And gosh, your pumpkin soup looks AMAZING!!! I've baked with pumpkin, but never made a SOUP out of it. :)

  11. Your new place looks great!

    Favorite things about fall: pumpkin, fall clothes, the toddler's birthday, Halloween.

  12. excited your back to blogging again! :)


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