Saturday, October 02, 2010

Apple of My Eye

I promised you pictures of my shoes from last week, so here you go...

I still have boo boo's on my toes from them, but when I wore them, B1 looked at me like this:

So, um...I'm pretty sure I'd wear them 'til my feet fell off! (I'm so lucky b/c he looks at me like this almost every day!)

Today we did something that we've been talking about doing since we met-we went apple picking. We found a really great farm just north of Boston and we really lucked out with the weather. It was crystal clear weather, brilliant blue skies and in the mid 60's. It was lovely, on all accounts.


Isn't he cute?


Me & a tree


My favorite boy & I at the orchard




The best apple cider donut ever.


I. Am. Lucky.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

As You Lay Sleeping

As you lay sleeping
curled up like a child
in the bed we made together
I am at peace.

Your skin, smooth and warm
rises and falls-each breath you take-
a promise.

I want always to be where you are.

Burying my face into that
corner between your chin and your shoulder
I say a silent prayer: "Thank You God, for this man."
Your stubble tickles my cheek.

As I kiss your neck you stir,
rolling away to become the little spoon.
I smile because I know you like it.

I smile because I like it too.

It's during these times-
during our early morning dance-
when I am struck with how deeply
I love you. It hasn't been very long.

And yet. It's been forever.

Of a thousand favorite moments,
your sleepy morning smile tops the list;
you're happy to be waking up
to me.

And I, my love, am happy too.

Bidz

I've been searching for the perfect necklace for my sisters wedding next week (unsuccessfully, I might add) and I came across a website called Bidz.  Has anyone else ever heard of this?  It looks great-there are rings galore, necklaces...lots and lots of good stuff, it seems, that you can bid on.  I saw a tennis bracelet that was won for $150, a watch for $30 and a diamond ring for $300!

Too good to be true?  Maybe...but I've bought things off of Ebay before and had great success...this might be a great new way for me to get lots of new jewelry cheap.  (If you didn't know it, I'm a jewelry whore.)

My First Lecture

I did not get abducted by midgets as our friend Bond thought. Yay me! I DID find the gadget required to download photos so later tonight or tomorrow I'll post the shoe pictures...

Last night I attended a lecture on campus. Sadly, I don't want to talk specifically about it because I often worry that my blog will come up in searches for the university and people I work with will find it. I like to be able to talk openly about my life here and the more people who I know in real life read this blog, the less likely I am able to do that.

In any case...

The lecture was great. He is a well known speaker about race and race relations. He's written many books on the subject and was quite informative. More than that though, he was funny. And he was funny in such a way that we were able to take in some really heavy statistics without feeling really horrible about how we got here.

The one major point that he made was that while none of us directly made the "mess", we have a responsibility to make changes-to actively work to stop racism and to make the changes needed to really level the playing field....as much as we can, anyway.

As I sat in the auditorium filled with a wide mix of students, I saw heads nodding and people sitting back to think about whatever numbers he spit out. Most of them were pretty sobering. And we all came together to listen, to think and hopefully to act upon them in a positive way.

I haven't mentioned to you yet that my new boss is allowing me to get more involved in campus activities and organizations. I now sit in on 2 big meetings weekly and am learning SO much about the university. In addition to the meetings, I asked for permission to get more involved in diversity programs here on campus. I no longer wish to simply attend events-I want to be a part of them and sit on the boards that help plan them. My boss, a black woman, was more than thrilled to hear my request. She immediately told me how excited she was that I would be involved and that I could represent this office. Next week I am meeting with the director of diversity eduction and development to discuss what programs I can be involved in. She told me yesterday that she already has some ideas for me.

This makes me very, very happy.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Randomivity


I look at this picture every day b/c it's on our fridge, but...I just love it.

We're cute.

This weekend I rallied-I was feeling pretty lousy but managed to get dressed up and go out to a nice dinner for our anniversary. I wore what B1 called "Blog worthy shoes". He took pictures and I'll share them...once I find the gadget that is required to do so.

I lose that thing a lot.

My sister's wedding is next weekend. Holy shit. Where'd the time go?!!?

My dresses are back from the seamstress...I'm told my bridesmaid dress looks fantastic on me. I'm skeptical, but...he's the only one I care about impressing, so, I'm good!

The Big E isn't as fun as it used to be, but walking around holding hands with the man I love makes it fantabulous.

Tonight I am attending a lecture on campus. He's a very well known speaker and I'm psyched.

I'm also psyched that I get to start working on other things here. More to come later on that one.

My head is still foggy-this is why nothing funny is sprinkled in this post. Sorry.