*Probably the most exciting thing that's happened recently was Daphne's visit yesterday. We'd been planning it for weeks now and everything went perfectly. We walked the city, explored Powell's while discussing books, and then topped the evening off with heaping bowls of yummy pasta (from this gorgeous restaurant.) I'm already mentally formulating a way to get my crew down to the Bay area to hang out more with her and Terri.
Jay was kind enough to take this shot of me and Daphne:
Daphne looks lovely of course. I'm wearing the pained expression I usually don when there is a camera pointed at me. Judging by this picture alone, you'd have no idea how comfortable I was and that I was having such a good time.
I've also come to the realization that I'm one of those women who just always looks disheveled. Either my bra strap is hanging out (although in this picture it's pink so let's just all pretend it's part of my shirt, ok?), my zipper is sliding southward, my hair is doing something crazy, or I'm covered in food stains or pet hair. I don't think there is any way to change this about me, so I think the key will be to continue to surround myself with people who don't mind. Thank you to all of you who have stuck with me this long.
*There's a metal clip outside my apartment door that's mainly used by management for the purposes of leaving a community newsletter or whatever else can be communicated by paper. When I came home last night this had been clipped to the wall:It was quite nice to be greeted by my Baldwin. (Jay really does indulge me somewhat in this regard. Also, I think he just wanted to play around with the new printer/scanner that we had to buy when our geriatric printer finally slowly spat out it's last document.)
*I've been reading Le Divorce for what seems like a lifetime. It's a good enough book with romance and intrigue, but for some reason I just haven't been motivated to do a lot of reading lately. I'm laying down the law though and setting a goal to have it finished by the end of the week.
Other than that, not much going on around here, at least not of the noteworthy variety. Just games, kid friendly activities, and popsicles. And I've been loving it.