- This weather. Dryer, cooler, temperate. I love you. Please stay.
- The smell of Westnedge Creek, noted while running past all kinds of somewhat icky smells (dead animals? asphalt?)
- My new husband. The same man I've been married to for almost 18 years, who turned back into the man I married.
- Any time I can spend in the garden. Even if it's just pulling out clover.
- Hmmm. This is interesting. My notebook says, "Work success and foreigners". I have no idea what that means any more.
- More work success. THE big-ass project I've been working finally came to fruition, and it was good.
- And therefore, they sent me flowers the following day.
- Talented ladies. You know who you are. Well, somehow I've surrounded myself with them, so maybe you don't. But if you can sing, play guitar, paint, crochet, knit, run an agency, get out of bed in the morning, etc., I have the utmost respect for you.
- Graduation from the surgeon. I saw the surgeon who removed my thyroid last week. He answered my questions, and graduated me. Goodbye, Dr. Surgery Robot! I will actually kind of miss him. But not enough to grow my thyroid back, if you follow me.
- I am an artsy-fartsy weirdo who at least doesn't walk a pot-bellied pig down the street. Thank you, kind co-workers, for sharing those impressions.
- And finally, mowing the lawn while thunder booms in the distance. Summer. Green clippings. Lovely.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
The bear and rock I found while planting for Buddha., originally uploaded by wizzybit.
Slapping Hostess texted to apologize. As I suspected, she was just worked up and I was in the wrong place. I'm sure there's something deeper going on there (I am really bad about staying in contact....), but I encourage her to use her words, and not her hands.
So, now grateful for two awesome days at work, an evening at the beach (finally!), seeing old friends Tim and Tracy, and stone fruits. I just got back from the farmer's market with extra nectarines for our annual back-to-school clothes shopping extravaganza. And a thunderstorm, to make it all cozy.
My plan for the afternoon is to can some peaches to gift on our upcoming trip to New Orleans. For some reason, I am afraid to buy the bourbon. I've never bought it before. It seems kind of against the rules or something. I also need vanilla beans, which are not easy to find.
Why the Buddha, bear and rock? Why not? Who knows what other treasures are buried in your yard?
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
32. Cell phones
33. Air conditioning
34. Espresso shake
35. Dance party
36. Pool party
37. Vacation is booked. NOLA!
39. Sunrise on the dry cleaner
40. Forgiveness for stupidity
41. Passive aggression
42. Over the Edge nail color by Essie