I really don’t know where the week went. It seems as though it was just yesterday that I was eating a much-anticipated sushi dinner with my dad. I can almost taste it still. Ohhh… maybe it’s because I had sushi for dinner with the parentals again as my last supper in town. I probably could have gone without dinner tonight – I woke up unfortunately full this a.m. – but after months sans sushi, I had to get my fix.
Sushi is so photogenic… when you have adequate light, that is.
My last full day at home:
I started my day by burning off a couple forkfuls of decadent chocolate pecan pie with 1 hour of DanceFit at my old dance studio. I followed it up with a mid-morning bowl of oatmeal. I have issues skipping meals even when I’m not that hungry =/ Then I had plans to go out to Redwood Roots Farm with my aunt and uncle to pick vegetables courtesy of their CSA membership. I remember my trip to the farm last year well – don’t you? It started to sprinkle just as we started picking, but that didn’t phase us seasoned Humboldtans. I came home a little damp, a little dirty, and very grateful for my brimming bucket of produce – leeks, lettuce, potatoes, and more.
The rest of my day consisted of studying for my physiology lab exam while drinking Candy Cane Lane tea and eating leftover pumpkin pie.
Then at 21 years young, I learned how to sew on a button using a needle and thread. Better late than never, right? Reason #693 why I am thankful for my mom.
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As I lay here in my bed, surrounded by my cheery buttercup yellow-painted walls and the soothing sound of rain outside my windows, I find myself not nearly ready to leave home. I feel like I barely made a dent in all that I had hoped to do during my “break” – well, what’s new.
I’d love to stay forever and ever, but I have to tend to my responsibilities at school. I can only be thankful for what I was able to do.
I’ll leave tomorrow as I came – in the rain – with an appreciative heart and a belly a bit more full.
See ya from my stop in Sonoma…