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04 September 2013 @ 08:45 am
september mornings  
The humidity broke sometime between noon and 6pm yesterday, and this morning is just about as perfect as a September morning can get: clear, cool, and still comfortable in short sleeves. I love how the world feels on these mornings: fresh and bursting with life. As amber_phoenix noted yesterday, the tomato faucet in our yard is ON. So is the sunflower faucet, and the pepper faucet, and all the green growing things are just out of control in the best way (unless, I suppose, you're fighting an invasive at the moment, in which case: sympathy).

Deval Patrick is speaking at my company this morning in about an hour; I'm interested to hear what he has to say, even though I feel cynical about the ongoing marriage between politicians and businesses. I simultaneously feel good about what our company is trying to do AND see it as firmly embedded in the problems inherent in publicly traded companies and large economic entities who throw their weight around in return for tax favors, which we are getting.

School is back in session, which is obvious based on the numbers and volume of people EVERYWHERE between my home and my office. I continue to be so grateful I don't have to drive every day. I also occasionally fantasize about buying a vehicle, I have to admit, although I continue to resist for the time being; not owning a car leaves me with a more flexible budget AND encourages me to be more active in my day to day life than I would be otherwise. Instead, I think that next summer, I will trade in my current wonderful city bike for one that has internal gears so I can bike in skirts. And a basket in front for baguettes.

What's wonderful in your world today?
I'm feeling: chipperchipper
veek on September 4th, 2013 12:49 pm (UTC)
You! Pumpkin spice latte. 9am meeting I've been waiting for for a month. This weather. Leafless crunchy salad. All my outstanding projects humming along. Hummmmm.
m.entrope on September 4th, 2013 02:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, oh, oh, I love visualizing you bicycling around in a skirt with baguettes in front of you!

Today: leaving Simone at home alone for the first time, Sabine trudging off to Harvard to audit a statistics class with her favorite curmudgeon, setting up the basement guest room for my mom's visit, rearranging the living room for more space and light, submitting a speaker's application for a conference in April, new delightful tenants, our own tomato faucet finally turning on.
Mizarchivist: Bollywoodmizarchivist on September 4th, 2013 03:59 pm (UTC)
A stress-free morning because QE has a surprise day off, so he was on site to help kid-wrangle and act as taxi service. It turns out I get a bit stressed out trying to keep a small on an adult-driven schedule. Who knew?! Also, I do pickup this afternoon. I get to meet the new teacher- she doesn't come in until after drop-off, so I have to contrive to see her.

It is a lovely day. I rode the short jaunt to Alewife in moments. I had enough room on the train to use my drop spindle all the way into Park St.

So You Think You Can Dance finale tonight. I love all the contestants, so whatever happens, it'll be 2 hours of dancing.

If this weather keeps up, I'll be able to break out my clay.
DancingWolfGrrldancingwolfgrrl on September 4th, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
New house! With J and a kitchen and a living room with windows on three sides! (Sorry I never picked up those wardrobe boxes, by the way.) And the perfect weather, and a walk along the Charles yesterday.
porpurina: panda rarrbloodstones on September 4th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
Getting my somerville resident parking sticker, which I expected to be complicated by the moving and moving again, was the one thing to go completely without hitch today and is bizarrely satisfying.
Ellen: cheerfulkeyne on September 5th, 2013 07:03 pm (UTC)
Tim has finally parted ways with the boss from Hell! I thought that was going to be hard and stressful, and in fact I am slightly annoyed that we have to go on conserving cash as we have all summer against a rainy day, but I am *so* relieved he's out of there and so is he, and that's just a good thing all round.

(Also, no cancer.)