10/02/2006: "Full and Balanced"
If I had to describe this weekend in one word, it would be balanced, which isn’t common for me so it was particularly nice. It included:
Attending a wonderful campus lecture on the geologic and cultural heritage of the land of the Auk Kwan people (Tlingit), where UAS is currently located.
Having coffee at Valentines with Jen and Amelia; the shopping afterwards wore me out (one of the perils of carpooling) but I did enjoy looking through skeins of colorful yarn.
Having a friend stop by unexpectedly and actually inviting him in rather than pretending not to be home.
Many hours of painting, *but also* the ability to stop painting when invited to go outside during a break in the rain.
Beach combing with Aaron, taking turns photographing:
funky seaweed roots -by Aaron (+watercolor filter) -by me
the first termination dust of the season
Lovely pumphouse shot by Aaron
Edvard Munch’s “the Scream” in a tree trunk - by Aaron
Actually cooking dinner at home afterwards, rather than charging it…which I think was more fun anyway. Aaron put wasabi in the salmon dip…excellent idea! He also taught me to tie a fast bowline knot…so, I’ve got that going for me.
Breakfast and girl talk with a friend at the Douglas Café. I knew nearly everyone dining there too, which is a great feeling. I LOVE DOUGLAS!
Working on projects from the (now defunct) move related list such as deep cleaning my bedroom and the “exercise” room (formerly known as the Room Where I Shove Everything When Guests Come Over)
Hanging out with the McBrien clan in the valley; constant giggling; holding a kitten.
Another walk through Treadwell and then to see a friend’s hockey game, though by the time I got there he was walking out to the parking lot…oops...I just missed you Maren!
Rediscovering the joy of napping.
Having the TV turned off for several days in a row and not missing a damn thing.