Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Longest Week

Cloudy Morning

Scarf Dress Shoes

Week of October 9, 2011:

Bike: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Yoga: Sporadically before bed…

Run: Friday

Delicious After-Work Walk: Monday

Last week was really busy, and I’m happy that today marks the start of a fresh new week.  I think last week sort of wore me out, so I’m taking this weekend as a low-key, recharging weekend, with lots of reading time, cooking time, and a Sunday run this morning.  Oh, and lots of chocolate too, in the form of chocolate coconut milk, vegan chocolate cake, and Chocolat, which I can barely put down because it’s so good.  It’s probably a good thing that I didn’t start this book until after my big talk was done because I’m not sure I would have been able to tear myself away from fiction to deal with facts!

I feel like today’s photos are perhaps a bit uninspired, but there’s something simple and lovely about them that fits well with the pace of last week: a cloudy morning that made me happy because the clouds always remind me of the often-cloudy Midwest and my favorite green dress and yellow scarf, the combination of which makes me feel ready to tackle the day.  Yes, it’s still warm enough down here for sandals, but it’s cool enough to feel heavenly compared to a month or two ago.

Happy Sunday, my dears.  I hope today is a good one for you.


  1. I love how dramatic that sky is in the first picture. I'm so glad that you're enjoying Chocolat and that it is living up to my claims that it is a delightful and charming read. I can pretty much only allow myself to read for pleasure right before bed because otherwise I get sucked in and there goes my day.

  2. Regarding reading: yes, me too! It's a dangerous pastime that way.