Thursday, January 13, 2011
Good morning New England!
The morning greeted Tom and I at 5:45 because we had to go dig our cars out of the high school parking lot by 6. What a hassle right? We both ran around the lot digging ourselves out and pushing other peoples cars as well (tom did that... not so much me). Tom kept on throwing snow at my face my accident (while I was trying to help him), however i could tell he felt bad once i flashed him a really upset face as I felt an icy chuck melt its way down my back. We were finally able to free our cars after about twenty minutes of labor until, at one point mine got stuck and when I got out to fix it I ended up completely on my face because of black ice (most likely because I didn't help tom push cars). I freed my silly little rental car while slipping and sliding around the parking lot's icy coat. Tom and I arrived back at the house, both really annoyed that we had to wake up so early, however something caught my attention that eluded my eyes towards the horizon. The sunrise. Ever since we moved to this little island I have only caught little peeks at the sunrise. But here it was, right in font of our tired, frazzled eyes.
The morning now finds me at my desk, my cat sitting in the windowsill, both of us looking at the ever growing orange pinky light stretching its arms from behind its dark blue ocean blanket. Gracie (my cat) is as mesmerized as I am. I feel really thankful after all that, that I live where I do, and that I get to see it every morning, front row.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
The smell of coffee tip toed up the stairs and made its way under my door to wake me, closely followed by my youngest sister kissing my forehead to hurry me down to start the Christmas morning process. Even though there was no extended family this year to join in the festivities the tree was finely framed in a nest of multi-colored gift papers, bows, tags and boxes of all sizes. We all gathered around and claimed areas of the family room to keep their unwrapped piles of treasures.
Getting things is all fine and dandy, but the look on my mothers face when she opened up her ipad was worth more than any paper-ripping surprise. My brothers presence over video chat was unique and exciting. Since he lives in Texas we chatted back and forth as we watch each other unwrap all our gifts, laughing and giggling about inside jokes and gawking at his ever-so-adorable dog.
I hope everyone is having a merry christmas this year and is still open to the whole spirit of Christmas and its true meaning. If you've lost touch with such spirits please watch Charlie Browns Christmas, Linus will put it in perfect perspective for you.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
I woke to a very warm welcome from the day. Glancing out my window at the sunrise, while still in bed set the tone for this very stressful day. The tone being "it will all be alright". Truth is, I have been running around like a crazy woman preparing myself for the upcoming events that the day holds .
Kidney Doctor in the morning.
Presentation infront of senior class at noon.
And my final seminar review around 7. ::deep breath::
Part of me isn't so worried anymore. Things have been hustling and bustling yes, but I feel like everything is falling into place, no matter the shape and size. Like a jig saw puzzle, with a little effort, it always comes together.
My efforts now find me in the Hardie building at school, printing out some work that I had second guessed and had not planned to print, until I had a really interesting conversation about them with a friend.
Today is going to be crazy.
But I am ready.