Day 31 of 365
This snow of 2010 seems to be sticking with us for a few days. I was feeling a bit housebound this morning. When I ventured out at 10:00 a.m., the temperature was a mere 19 degrees, but it felt better than my mid-day walk yesterday when I was assaulted with sleet. However, I found the sidewalks to be much more icy, and after almost sliding down on Morgan Street, I abandoned my plans to see what businesses might be open on Fayetteville Street. I had heard rumors that the new Krispy Kreme was open yesterday. Oh, well . . . I didn’t really need a doughnut.
Today’s photograph shows the view of Fayetteville Street from the Capitol.
Day 26 of 365
Today is my birthday. If you’re wondering, I am now thirty-eight years old. I’m not one of those persons who fret over birthdays and getting older. I am proud of my age and of all that I have learned on my way to thirty-eight. So birthdays don’t bring me down with age worries. Instead, I struggle with homesickness. My birthday reminds me of my family and friends who would celebrat with me at home, and sometimes I focus too much on missing them. But this year, I’m focusing on the celebration. I am thankful for my thirty-eight years and all of the wonderful people I love. And I’m looking forward to the year ahead.
Day 25 of 365
These socks are not what I would typically choose for myself. They’re a little bold. They were a birthday gift a few years back from a grad school friend. At first I thought they were one of those last-minute, got-to-grab-something kind of gifts. They still had the price tag attached, and I immediately recognized that they were the most expensive pair of socks I had ever owned. Jason offered this explanation: “You seem like the kind of person who would appreciate nice socks.”
I do appreciate my nice socks. Yes, they are a little bold, but it’s okay because they were a gift. And they are too expensive for a poor graduate student, but that too is okay because they were a gift. When I wear these socks, I think of Jason, and I’m thankful for a friend who knows how to squeeze a little luxury into life.