life writing

Today is for

5 May 2008

[Afternoon tea, May 2008.]

– Drinking tea-without-milk, because we are out of soy milk and all dairy products. I think I could get used to it … maybe.

– Eating the first strawberries of the season, from my first neighborhood farmers’ market visit of the season (how I’ve missed my little market!), though I went too early (!) to hear the jazz band; they are deliciously small and sweet.

– Ogling my photo in Niagara Magazine (on the very far right-hand side, with the tiny byline).

– Wishing I had gone to yoga yesterday morning (this weekend, darn it).

– Listening to the classical music station and watching the clouds get blown about by the wind, from my dining room table. I think the fog is coming in earlier than usual.

– Thinking about what to make for dinner. Black beans and rice? Red beans and rice? Roasted vegetables and quinoa? Something very simple, that’s for sure.

– Reflecting on the weekend (a lovely — and free — Norwegian music outing on Friday night, mostly of Grieg but also another composer whose name I won’t even attempt to spell; champagne and chocolate cake and sitting on blankets in the park for hours on Saturday afternoon; dinner and dancing at Fort Mason; re-meeting old neighbors and having the wee-est of after parties at our apartment until the wee-est of hours, which hasn’t happened in far too long; a Sunday of sleeping in and reading the paper).

– Looking forward to a post-work glass of wine tomorrow with a friend.

– Trying to mentally prepare to lace up my running shoes and brave the increasingly windy day in a few hours.

… perhaps Mondays aren’t always so bad after all.

[Monday strawberries, May 2008.]

  • Amanda 9 May 2008 at 9:51 pm

    I was lucky enough to visit my local farmers market this week and I don’t know why, but it gave me such joy to see all the vendors. Th hustle and bustle and the people milling around… A sight for sore, and bored eyes indeed. Biting into the fresh strawberry I bought was one of the highlights of my week!

  • justrun 6 May 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Very nice!

    I hope the run went well!

  • Seattle Tall Poppy 5 May 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Hey girl! Sounds like a lovely day. And those strawberries look divine. The other day I was at the store and the scent of strawberries nearly assaulted me! Nice to enjoy the day watching clouds whirling about and munching on strawberries. I long for days like that….