Friday, September 26, 2014


The setting sun the other night was actually surrounded in rays of light. I always thought that rays around the sun were just a stylized depiction, but apparently it actually happens sometimes!

Thursday, September 25, 2014


In the summer of 2013, Benjamin and I had a chance to see New York while traveling to my cousin's wedding. The skyline from the Empire State Building is pretty delightful, as advertised.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

...and then lunch

I discovered a park near my school where I can eat lunch and regroup for the afternoon. It was delightful.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014


I went to a painting place with some friends a few months ago. My painting may have had a mass-produced quality, since everyone in the room was painting the same thing, but it was still a lot of fun to do.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Route 66

Part of our road trip to Colorado this summer was along the famed Route 66. 

It was pretty fast-paced and high-tech.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Rebecca took some great pictures this weekend when we put up a screen on our patio. Now we can leave the patio doors open - just in time for fall weather!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Then and Now

 My desk is definitely more covered in papers all the time now that I'm an administrator, even though I try to clear it off each day before I leave for the day.

Desk in my classroom last year - enjoy the bright green wall!
Desk in my office this fall - looking only mildly disastrous and depersonalized.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


The weather forecast claims that the summer temperatures are supposed to break tomorrow! Here's to cooler fall weather and snuggling under blankets - I hope.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Unsurprisingly, the camera on my phone is not very good at taking pictures at night. The full moon last night was amazing though, and I gave it a shot (ha! a pun!) anyway.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014


I fell asleep at 6:30 yesterday, so I woke up very refreshed and ready to take Habibti on a sunrise walk this morning.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Rebecca and I went to the Bishop Arts District's Pie Emporium today. Since it is now September, they have reintroduced their fall pies - including their Cloud 9 caramel meringue pie. It was a delicious and delightful time.

Photo credit: Rebecca

Monday, September 1, 2014


We have started getting our vegetables from a produce co-op. Every Saturday, we pick up two baskets of fruit and veggies. The best part is that each week's produce is a surprise. This week we got prickly pear fruits, among other items.