Sunday is known as funday for a reason.
It is the day of the week to wake up slowly, stretch out, take a long shower.
Pack up your bag full of homework and spend soy cappuccino-fueled hours at a coffee shop
Get a paycheck, baking sheet, and and a box full of oranges from your mom. Eat a generous portion of peanut butter filled pretzels while watching the Daily Show online.
Admire the cloudless sky and mild weather, take a nap, cook (and tupperware) a batch of veggies for the week, go see a movie.
Enjoy all the little things that this day offers. It is beautiful.
In many ways, I feel as though I am a grandmother in a 18 year old body. I adore classical music, tea, sweaters, pearls, Breakfast at Tiffanys, and I wear dentures.
Okay, one of the above is not true (you caught me, I hate sweaters..) BUT I still bear a striking resemblance to a ninety year-old in many respects. The good news is, this increases my chances of making it into the Guiness Book of Records as the oldest person in the world considering I am ninety at heart NOW and I hope to have at least another seventy years more. This morning I joined my peers in attending the Church of Beethoven.
The “service” is basically church without the religion. People congregate to enjoy coffee and music on a Sunday morning at the Kosmos. Today the line up was
- F Chopin: Nocturne in E Minor Opus 72
- C Franck: Sonata in A Major for Violin & Piano
- Poets: ABQ Unidos . . . Albuquerque Youth Poetry Slam Team
Notice the average hair color of the other attendees..
I have some other exciting news! Well, actually two things (more on that later) but the more superficially exciting one is that after living in NM for 18 years I can finally call myself a citizen BECAUSE I have tried red chile. This may come to a surprise to those of you who know me and are familiar with my obsession with spice, but I have always just had this preconcieved notion that I hated red chile despite never trying it.
After “church” we dined at the ORIGINAL Garcias downtown and I figured what a perfect opportunity to try my hand at some serious carne adovada consumption.
eh..It was alright. I still prefer green but I am up for trying out some more red infused dishes in the near future. I will say that it was spectacular when paired with a smidge of honey on the tortilla and then piled on top.
Since we were already downtown with camera in tow, I decided to try my had at being photographer for my article this week about the warehouse fire on Broadway. The firefighters were trying to go about their usual business while I snapped a few shots. Let’s just say that I will be sticking to writing hahah I don’t think picture taking is my forte.
Now I am off to tidy up the house before my mother returns home from her weekend at our house in Pagosa Springs and then look for a plastic plate and bowl to bring to D.C
..are quickly approaching status ‘COMPLETE’ I am happy to announce. As usual, this Sunday has been magnificent, relaxing, and highly photographed.
It all began with a lazy morning filled with caffination, reading and kitty loving.
Little marble is feisty! It was beyond gorgeous outside, perfect for making some SUN TEA.
–Have you ever heard of sun tea? It is where you put water and tea bags outside and let the sun heat and steep it. I only found out today about it, but I was tickled!–
Did I mention that wildflowers are taking over our yard? Not that I’m complaining..
After much dawdling it was off to my mom’s house for some serious trip prep. I popped in some laundry and headed out to enjoy the sun before my three weeks without it.
After a quick elliptical session and stretch, laundry was done, folded, and set out to be packed:
So the amount of food I am bringing could sufficiently feed a small country in Africa BUT I have my reasons so before I show you…hear me out. I used alot of my lobocash to buy things that would not go bad, limiting my choices to chips, candy, and energy bars basically. The first two options were out as soon as they were suggested, leaving me with the third. I am now in possession of an army of energy bars. Now I figure I can put my purchases to good use and save some money on my trip by snacking on those babies. And now revealing the loot:
I am super excited, got my boarding pass all printed out. My clothes on the path to being packed, and a delicious salmon dinner to enjoy.
Au revoir ;)