Sunday, August 31, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Ch-ch-ch-Changes (243/366)

I went back to Grad School Town for one last weekend of work and one last stay at the Grad House. Technically, my old room was still mine for one more night, but I'd told the new resident he could move some of his things in ahead of time. I was still expecting my room, though, and got quite a shock!

Friday, August 29, 2008

ID (242/366)

I had to make ID badges for my coworkers today. I thought it would be sooooo simple, but I sorely regretted volunteering for the job.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Talk about Encouragement! (241/366)

This is the view from the parking lot at my new gym. It makes me feel so upbeat and happy - a great mood for a workout!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Salination Sunset (240/366)

Disappearing wetlands, subsiding into the Gulf, mean saltwater comes further and further inland. The salination of the marshes sucks the life out of the trees.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dining Room Table (239/366)

My new table arrived! I told them at the store that I'd save the $50 delivery fee and pick up the table myself, unassembled, from the warehouse, no problem. My car and I zipped over there and pulled right up to the bay. Problem: the box didn't fit in my car. The guys at the warehouse scratched their heads, befuddled. "What if we take it outta de box?" they drawled. I scooted the driver's seat as far forward as it would go, and we slid in formica and chrome and screw assemblies. I bounced home with my knees under my chin and my table safe and sound. It wasn't nearly so hard to assemble it.

Monday, August 25, 2008

DMV (238/366)

I had to get a new license plate. Good bye, vestige of home state. Good bye, aluminum friend. :'(

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Healthy Start (237/366)

I'm trying to get into good habits by preparing my lunch the night before, thus avoiding the morning scramble to scrape together some sort of food, peanut butter, I'm already late, a leftover cup of soup, do I have any apples? that I succombed to nearly every morning of last school year. It's a pain to do every night at 11 when I'd rather just go to sleep, but it's so worth it in the morning.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ahh, Bedtime (234/366)


I think my new bedspread and pillow shams may have been designed for a twelve-year-old, as their brightness is matched only by my lettuce-green sheets and the turquoise Salvadoran cross over the bed.  Everything in my new home is bright, come to think of it.  I begin to wonder if the ecru matelass√© wouldn't have been a more sophisticated option.  But the brightness is "me."  I'll keep it.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Little Shower (230/366)

The rain came down this afternoon.  I heard it dripping from the eaves and pounding the pavement outside my front door as I stayed cosy in my living room.  It filled the spaces between the blades of grass in the courtyard, and slowly rose.

The water covered the tops of my flip flops when I left for Mass and was deeper in the road.  I drove slowly, trying not to spray water up.  The rumble of the congregation's greetings and singing and opening prayer died down, and gave way to the pounding of raindrops on the roof of the church, as if heaven were joining the chorus of prayers. 

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Color and Chaos (229/366)

Yeesh!  Well, I'm definitely making progress on the big move, little by little.  And there's definitely a little order in the chaos of the dining room, which, at this point, is more than I can say for the living room or the storage closet I've inherited at work.  Another big plus on the dining room jumble is that it's such a colorful one.  Those boxes really look good together, don't they?  

Friday, August 15, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Beauty in Chaos (227/366)

I like how the evening light makes my living room look ephemerally beautiful despite the utter chaos that fills it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Juice (225/366)

I finally have the Interwebs at home!  Blogging (and Red Sox obsession) here we come!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Lights (224/366)

In the city of lights and in my living room, let there be light! 

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Twigs (221/366)

Bamboo and bird's nests

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Breeze! (220/366)

It was fun to sit in my dentist's chair and watch the ceiling fan spin.  I'd try to count the blades as they spun, or try to follow one around in its circular path.  It made me dizzy.  Now I have my own ceiling fan and I can watch it turn as I fall asleeep.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

That I Adore (218/366)

For some reason, this photo reminds me of the little song my mom used to sing sometimes:

When the m-moon shines
over the cowshed
I'll be waiting at the k-k-kitchen door...

The song always made me imagine the contented, hopeful sensation of seeing a little kitchen light leaking into the falling night.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Vegetable Love (217/366)

It's always neat to find beauty in ordinary vegetables, like this pepper blossom. 

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Living out of Luggage (215/366)

It's been a long road trip, and I'm getting more efficient at packing and unpacking, at finding things when I need them and knowing where to put them. This little bag is a familiar and comforting sight after a summer full of traveling. 

Friday, August 1, 2008

Falling (214/366)

up high

over edges

... and spinning