Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The year in pictures (part 2)

[In which we carry on with a scintillating retrospective of my life me me me me me in the months of May, June, July, and August. Attentive and regular readers of this blog will supply a counterpoint to these blithe narratives about the impending end of the sabbatical. WOE.]

MAY.

There were a lot of grandchild birthdays. A LOT.


Eden's, for instance.






And Deacon's.








And Alex's!








JUNE.

In June, we were in Idaho, first with my folks to refresh our memory about opening for the season; then with my oldest dear friend. Nothing like it.










JULY.

We were in Idaho. Wildflowers, rivers, birds. Sun moon rain. I wrote, slept, read. There were bats. The filth and the fury! It was Miriam's birthday, in Scotland, her fifth.





AUGUST.

We went to Seattle to visit the historian's daughter, and it was beautiful and amazing as ever in that excellent town.

I had a birthday. Jenna and Rachel had a birthday (where are these pictures? Inquiring minds want to know!)

I had to go to work again. No, let me try that again: in times like these, I was pleased to find that I had a job still waiting for me. With students! and grading! and, more to the point, commitments I
had made when blithely still overestimating my enthusiasm
and/or capacity for extra commitments. No, let me try that again:
Back to school! Pencils, notebooks, my colleagues. WORK, hence
paycheck.

TAGS: retrospective, photos, Seattle

2 comments:

Nik said...

What a great year! And it's helping me remember my yea.r--at least through the blogs

gilian said...

I love seeing Idaho through your photos--it is beautiful.

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