Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Even though this spring has been the hardest of my life (none even comes close!), at the same time Boston seems to be the most beautiful it’s ever been.
I suppose what happened after the Marathon bombings has a little something to do with it — a newfound powerfully strong pride in our city. A new desire to really look at it more often and experience it more closely and appreciate it more fully. It truly seemed like all of the leaves and blossoms suddenly started blooming the morning after they caught the suspects. Whether that is reality, who knows, but it sure felt like it.
I am so grateful to be able to sit out on this porch every day and admire the expansive blue sky, and all of the different types of trees, bushes, and flowers in my line of vision. Listen to the birds chirping away, and also listen to the city sounds reminding me that even though it doesn’t really look like it from this view, I do live in the city, and it is there waiting for me.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The view of the downtown Boston skyline from my new neighborhood.
This is a couple of blocks from my new house, on the main stretch of Washington Street in Roslindale, which is technically Boston even though it looks so far away from downtown!
The view in the early morning is beautiful. I was supposed to spend today closing the sale of my old house. That’s not going to happen, but … It’s a new day nonetheless.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
This morning there were buds on the trees outside my new window that I swear were not there yesterday. Or perhaps I just couldn’t see them. Either way, I am so grateful that last night I went to bed at a normal hour, not waiting up to watch terrible, frightening news, and I slept soundly for the first time all week, waking up to this beautiful sight, having no need or desire to turn on the news. Clouds may be in the sky, the ground may be wet with rain, but it sure finally feels like spring.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
I hadn’t been looking forward to this birthday for a number of reasons anyway. Monday’s bombings only made it that much less festive. But I felt the love anyway, and for that I am grateful.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Today I’m grateful for the strength of the city I call home.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I can’t find the right words so I will keep it simple … I’m grateful to have been able to call Kristen a friend.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
I’m grateful to have recently been introduced to kale. I don’t know how I’ve lived so long without it! This is my first attempt at replicating a “warm winter salad” that we had at a restaurant recently. Not as good as the restaurant’s, but I’ll eventually perfect it!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
I’m very grateful to have this adorable little pup to keep me busy for the next week when I will be very much in need of distractions.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Couldn’t sleep this morning, so I ran an errand as the sun was rising. The snow from last night’s storm was my absolute favorite kind, where it clings to every tree branch and makes even the crappiest parts of town look pretty. After running my errand, I just drove around Quincy, taking in so many beautiful scenes. I parked at the beach for awhile. I knew the sun would melt this away eventually, so I wanted to enjoy it while I could.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
All three of my siblings checked in with me on this Valentine’s Day, my first in this post-marriage world, through email, a card, and flowers from my sweet brother. I am lucky to be so loved by my family!