July 17-23, 2012
Week 9 begin saw me back at home.
Just to be clear, the week for me begins on Tuesday. I started on my birthday May 22 which was a Tuesday. So, that is how I’m defining a week for the purposes of this project.
The last few weeks of traveling made the 365 Project much easier. New surroundings, new people always make finding pictures to take much easier.
So, this week I was back home. Ho-hum. It was nice to have my feet on the ground and sleep in my own bed and explore my own surroundings.
The first picture for the week was at Westchester Lagoon. We took a bike ride from our house down to the lagoon. It was a rare sunny day this summer in Anchorage, and there were all manner of people and dogs out enjoying the sun.
On Wednesday, we had our windows cleaned. I usually do this chore in May, but there was a great Groupon for Froening Services. $45 bucks for 15 windows inside and out! This is a shot of the cleaners our roof while Evan was mowing the lawn.
For Thursday, I cheated again with two pictures. I love the shot of Chloe looking for an apartment. She tired of all the heat at home and is looking for her own place.
The second Thursday shot is of Evan presenting a rose from the rose bush in front of our house. I like the way the background is blurred so nicely.
On Friday, some friends came over for dinner and a rousing game of bocce ball. Mosquitoes are a problem in Alaska. Shannon puts on a coat of mosquito spray. Mosquito spray is such a taste of youth. I remember my parents telling us to close out eyes and hold our breath as they sprayed us down. I love the smell of DEET in the morning.
The carrots and the Cinnamon roll were shot on Saturday morning at Steamdot coffee. I loved the juxtaposition of the healthy carrots from the street fair up the way and the delicious pastry.
On Sunday, Evan baked cookies from a recipe we got from a cook book we bought in New York. They were corn cookies from the Momofuku Milk Bar Cook Book. They were awesome. We had to go to three stores to find the dehydrated corn. But it was so worth it. While I don’t love this picture, I wanted to document the event.
On Monday, I went into a moment of panic when I thought I had lost my camera. When I got home, it wasn’t in the car. I thought I remembered putting it in the car, so I assumed it had been stolen from the car in the parking lot.
After dinner, Evan and I drove to my office to double check. It turned out to be there!
As we headed home, we stopped in a few places. One place was at Evan’s Mom’s gravesite. He hadn’t been there in a while, so it was comforting to go. The anniversary of her death had been on Thursday.
I’m excited to get week 10 up when I get home from vacation!