A week of extremes!
An 90 degree day this week, and a morning waking up to a snow-covered car. Â Days with family I’ve gotten to see every day for months, and days with a friend I haven’t seen in years. Â Days with strangers (okay… new friends!) in a classroom, and days with friends-I-haven’t-met-yet out and about in the school of the world.
Only one “uh-oh-I-forgot-a-photo-today…now-what.”
One unexpected result from this goal/commitment (see #3 here): My awareness of time’s passing has increased. Â The end of each week catches me by surprise every time, but helps me appreciate how quickly time goes and to appreciate consciously the things I’m doing with my time.
The mural across from the downtown college campus where I got to take a storytelling workshop (see goal #4 here).
I’m gonna miss this skinny kid. He came to talk to me, soaking wet and explained his brilliant new technique for dealing with needing to be cold to fall asleep. Solution: blast himself with cold water in the shower (“1 minute belly, 1 minute back, 1 minute head”), then leverage the power of evaporation by not toweling off (“so I don’t conserve heat”). #whateverworks #nerdalert #iloveyou
I spent the day with my grandmother, driving her to her surgery follow-up appointment and then having lunch at her favorite spot (Panera.) But failed at camera action. Runner-up: little dude picked his mom a wildflower on his walk home from school. Pretty cool.
Took this little beast to toddler time at the gymnastics play-place and then on a hike. He loved it all! Exhaustingly delightful. Â #gladI’mjustanauntie
Been finishing out my final family days with pre-sunrise yoga in the living room with my mom. Post-namaste view. Â Not pictured: kickin’ it with my favorite massage therapist or a new local friend whose art is the bomb.com. Â Should have save the photo for her studio!
Ten years ago, when skinny jeans became a thing, I was…. disgusted. I swore I’d never participate in such a heinous fashion crime. #welcometotheclub #tookyoulongenough #luddite #lateadopter
Met in the Philippines, reconnected in Sweden, got to visit her at home in Amsterdam, and now time for her bucket list American road trip in my bucket list location: the American South!