Sometimes I wish my life functioned like my MacBook Pro. When I couldn’t find my keys, I could hit apple+f & voila! There they are! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been walking through the grocery store thinking, I wish they had an app where it assessed your current location & gave you detailed directions to where they keep things! (Turn left, do not get distracted by the cookies, walk 30 feet, arrive at destination, 3 minutes total travel time). And I especially wish that recording a moment in time was as easy as hitting shift+apple+3. No posing, no worrying about photo composition, just a clear picture of that moment. But since I can’t take screen shots of my life without the help of a camera, I guess the next best thing is dragging my iPhone/Canon Powershot everywhere (which I do) & snapping up those bits of life that seem so simple at the time, but really add up when you flip through the photos later. And if a picture is worth a thousand words, I had a very loquacious weekend.
Starting from top: this casserole (mmm comfort food); laundry; basking in the sun catching up on a little Southern Living (because clearly I am a 70-year-old Southern lady); OPI’s A Oui Bit of Red; new shirt (thrifted); fresh cherries (my new favorite summer food); one of the best wines we’ve ever tasted (brought back from our trip to Napa); a toast to the beginning of grad school.
Sometime Saturday I realized that all my pictures so far had included the color red in some way, so of course I had to keep going with that theme. And I love a good theme, whether a quiet one hidden inside a plot or a slightly more obvious one like a party or an outfit.
Michael’s first class officially begins Tuesday, so we took some time out on Saturday night to open a special bottle of wine & make a toast. It’s exciting & scary all wrapped into one, but I think it’s safe to say we’re both ready (or not?) for our new schedule to begin. This in-between stage is killing us. Let’s get this party started!
Hope everyone had as beautiful & rosy (cheese!) of a weekend as I did. I’m finally beginning to settle into this place & it’s starting to feel like home; albeit, a different type of home, but a home nonetheless. And at this point, I’ll take what I can get.