2016 had one last stomach bug to throw my way. Earlier this afternoon I was feeling dizzy so I went outside for some fresh air and saw this lichen-spotted sign. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hBWIDc Writing from: my living-room in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: an episode of “Travelers” on Netflix. It had promise but ultimately suffered fromContinue reading “Day 365 of Project 365: Penultimate.”
I had lofty goals to come home and get all of my chores done and pack and take a nice hot bath with custom-made bath salts that a friend gave me … and then I was delayed at work, and all that melted like so much Portland snow. I’m still packing! But in twenty-four hours I’ll beContinue reading “Day 356 of Project 365: Winterbloom.”
Sometimes you sit at home in a world that only exists in a collective imagination. (Credits below.) Sometimes you go out into the real world and inhabit what a joyful fever-dream of a Kevin Costner-obsessed, seven-foot-tall clown who will never speak, only sing and grunt and command people to eat cupcakes while he sings “UnderContinue reading “Days 253-259 of Project 365: Myriad mundanities.”
Work today was rather instructive: I researched a plant that grows outside the library which turned out to be Solanum dulcamara, also known as bittersweet nightshade. It isn’t as toxic as deadly nightshade, but still isn’t anything you want to be snacking on in a parking lot. Pretty, though, isn’t it? Writing from: my non-toxic studyContinue reading “Day 248 of Project 365: Bittersweet nightshade.”
It’s funny, the halfway brain that sprouts from sleep deprivation. I wake up at 05:30 but really I wake up on the bus in downtown Portland, trying to remember if I did basic things like dress myself and feed myself and not leave the front door wide open. So far, I’m doing pretty well. (But let’s notContinue reading “Days 189-207 of Project 365: Sleep deprivation.”
I did a foolish thing today: I ate a granola bar that had a gluten-containing ingredient I did not catch while I was reading the packaging in the store. I got pretty sick, but since I only ingested a little gluten, I should be fully recovered by tomorrow evening. Work was rough. Tonight FunkyPlaid and IContinue reading “Day 187 of Project 365: One big garden.”
Howdy, strangers! I forgot (again) how quickly these pile up when I run out of energy before I can post them each day. I will have to figure out another schedule. But here are some glimpses of the past week or so, plus a throwback photo my mom sent because last Wednesday I fell asleep beforeContinue reading “Days 176-184 of Project 365: June and on and on.”
I didn’t get to much of what I had planned for the weekend, but that’s okay. I’m still figuring out how much free time I have now. And I’m realizing just how tired I can get by nine o’clock in the evening. What happened to me? I did take some time to enjoy our garden, andContinue reading “Day 171 of Project 365: Carpe rosa.”
Hello, beauty. We’ve been waiting for you. Writing from: the living room. Listening to: Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Just when I think Portland can’t get any rosier, FunkyPlaid and I discover a rose show at the mall. I’ve made my peace with the mall. I can’t say that I am a fan but my mind is a little more open now. The roses helped.