Day 356 of Project 365: Winterbloom.

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.”

Days 189-207 of Project 365: Sleep deprivation.

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.”

Day 187 of Project 365: One big garden.

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.”

Day 161 of Project 365: Stretching time.

When we arrived at the airport this evening to drop my mom off, the check-in desk was closed. Since the sign on it said it would still be closed for an hour yet, we all piled back in the car and went to Pix Patisserie and had coffee and macarons. I know you can’t reallyContinue reading “Day 161 of Project 365: Stretching time.”

Day 133 of Project 365: Rose City.

Today’s photo is yet another beautiful specimen from Rose City, which is certainly living up to the nickname this week. Before my dad and I said goodbye tonight, we took one last wander around the neighborhood and stopped to smell the roses. I had a whole rumination on our far-flung lives and how relieved IContinue reading “Day 133 of Project 365: Rose City.”

Day 90 of Project 365: Spring flowers.

This afternoon, Zen and I took advantage of the gorgeous spring weather in Portland and lounged on the back deck together. While I like to take pictures of the various spring flowers that have bloomed in our yard, Zen prefers to assess them with her mouth. We call this preference of hers “visiting the saladContinue reading “Day 90 of Project 365: Spring flowers.”