Friday, January 13, 2012

Turkish Delight

Sky over Istanbul
Boats in Istanbul
Hotel Bar, Istanbul

Doesn't Istanbul look absolutely dreamy in these photos? I can hardly wait until Spring.

Happy Friday folks. I hope this weekend finds you dreaming of far away places.

{photos by Allison}

Thursday, January 12, 2012

planning to fly away

I think we really are going to Turkey this Spring. We've been sort of scheming and dreaming for some time, with a wouldn't-it-be-nice kind of attitude. Now that we've got a book it feels official.

PS — Do you Instagram? I'd love to follow your photos if you do. I go by moody_is_my_cowgirl_name. Come find me.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

daily grind

It's my first week back to classes after almost 3 whole weeks of vacation from teaching. While I never get tired of being on holiday, it's always a pleasure to work with my students again and remember how cool my job is.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year, New Books

I finally finished As I Lay Dying. It was my second through, but it was no easier than the first. It's taken me months as I can only digest short doses. And once the buzzards appeared,  the going was even slower.

Here's one of the passages I read and reread:

"He had a word too. Love, he called it. But I had been used to words for a long time. I knew that that word was like the others: just a shape to fill a lack; that when the right time came, you wouldn't need a word for that anymore than for pride or fear."

So now it's time for a new book to carry me away. Any suggestions? What have you read lately?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

another trip around the Sun

new year's bathing suit 1922

I don't make New Year's resolutions, but I do so love to hear other people's. Did you resolve to make any great changes in 2012?

{photo found here}


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