i started listening to Ben Sollee again lately. I discovered him through a friend of a friend two years ago or more. I thought of him on Sunday and have been mildly hooked for the past few days. He has a new cd out, but i’m only just listening to his first (2008) cd now and i’m not ready to listen to the new new one just yet. it’s nice music for the morning, or bedtime. perhaps a bit too chill for the afternoon. i suppose it would depend on what the afternoon would be bringing in the first place.
Nat king cole knows what’s up. i only have 13 days left of summer, that’s pretty crazy. makes me a little bit bummed, but i’m also getting more excited (more excited than nervous which is a positive improvement!) for my internship! i helped Bill set up his classroom a bit today, and there were a couple other teachers around and it was really nice. Admittedly i felt a little bit out of the loop at times, but that’s because i am out of the loop. getting up at 7:00 a.m. was kind of difficult and now i feel pretty tired (it’s only 10:36 or so). i’ll get used to it again pretty quickly though i’m sure of it
today actually feels like a snow day. the weather is so miserable outside that it’s put me in some sort of cozy, lazy state where I don’t want to leave my house and no one else wants to leave theirs. It was also Christine’s last day in town and I’m a bit bummed because the weather kept us both indoors. Though I do feel as though last night was a fairly good last hoorah.
Buying groceries when you haven’t had groceries in a week or two is such a good feeling. somehow in July I bought more than $100 of groceries but ran out surprisingly quick. In an effort to save money I refused to buy any more groceries until the month changed, and now here we are! $81 dollars later I’ll be eating like a Queen for the next little while (the rest of the month if i do it correctly)! I bought 3 frozen pizzas – the only frozen thing i really buy – with the sole intentions of eating them as drunk food. A pretty good investment I think. I found where Sobeys has been hiding the free range eggs (they’re also brown and have omega-3!). This makes me pretty happy because I love eggs but I didn’t like buying the non-free range ones and now my conscience feels a bit better. I found a small jar of Artichoke hearts (the brand name was M’Lord and I loved it) and tossed them into my cart. I’ve recently discovered my love for artichoke hearts, especially on pizza. I’m going to try to emulate the Veggie Pizza from Pi as best as I can.
Groceries, intriguing i’m sure
i really do.
this is my saucy cat Charlie
not long after i took this, he lay down on my bed next to me and started attacking my arm. he’s a playful little devil
i guess everywhere else it’s been summer now for months, but here it’s only just starting. home is a special case. it’s gone from a 9 degree day in june to a 24 degree day in july with just a few days in between. i love summers here even though they’re exceptionally short. it has happened really fast. all of a sudden it smells, sounds, feels and looks just like summer. cut off jean shorts, freckles, trees and flowers, sleeping in my undies with the window open, frozen lemonades, blue jumbo freezies and beer. i want to spend as much time outside as i possibly can – even if i only wander as far as my backyard. All things are better outside. that’s kind of a broad statement but i’ll stick by it. Charlie has been meowing at our windows and slumping in the shadowy upstairs hallway whenever he isn’t trying to escape. i hope he won’t be too unhappy as our house gets even warmer. right now i’m enjoying living in the downstairs bedroom. last July i remember being unbearably warm when i lived upstairs. it’s a nice change.