Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bizarre Weather, Bizzarre Moods

Well, I'm sitting in Matt's sunroom here in Ann Arbor. The weather has been really weird-- malicious rainstorms all day long, with patches of bright sun and a cool breeze, then a rain storm two seconds later. My hair hates it, so I'm tempted to hate it as well.

I'm in a really weird mood. I have been for quite some time. I don't know if I can chalk it up to my failure to keep up with my thyroid pills, or lack of sufficient funds for anything, or missing Mark, or what. I've been crafting a lot, gardening perfect veggies, exercising, eating brown rice, straightening my hair, doing all the things that usually make me happy, but there's this lingering base-line "bah-humbug" feeling creeping into everything I do. And it's driving me nuts.

There's a busy next two weeks on the horizon. Stressful and exciting at the same time. Next weekend Whitney and Neil are getting married, which isn't particularly stressful for me, but stressful for me to think of everything that goes in to a wedding. The morning after the wedding I drive back to Bloomington and pack up for my newest endeavor, a small chamber choir tour lead by Dr. Crabb, and a reunion of sorts for some of my favorite singers from MU. The tour, August 4-9, is gearing up to be an exciting week with wonderful music. I'm excited and nervous to work with Crabb again, hoping I can sing through some allergy problems I've been having.

Rather annoyedly, though, I'm going through a strong "anti-relationship" phase. It's come at the complete worst time as everyone is either beginning new relationships, or getting married, or something. It kind of sucks to be cynical when everyone else is so happy. I suppose that might be a good reason for the mood...

At least my garden is doing well. HUGE cucumbers every few days, beautiful green beans, round tomatoes almost ready to harvest, peppers!, tiny radishes, all of which make it the bright spot of my day. Here's some more pictures if you care to look. And you should care, because they're awfully cute.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Welcome to the Earring Party!

We made these.

And why is everyone in the library at 9:45 pm a crazy face?

Scenes from a garden

Presenting a huge cucumber and some very cute harvests.