I can't seem to stop myself from taking these early morning photos of my walk into work. Maybe because I know this light is fleeting and that the colors will be gone in a few weeks. I have noticed that
the sky is significantly lighter when we walk out the door, which is helpful when you're leaving the house at 6:30.
This is the view from 9th and Locust right where I come up from underground off the train. That tall building is an apartment building and the square-ish one on the corner is a Greek "old age" home (yes, people around here call it that). The hedge in front of the building is the home of some little brown birds (lbbs). They are the cutest things. If they're all in the hedge, it's like the hedge is singing as you walk by. Lots of twittering. It is smile provoking every day.
This week will mark a year since Peter Kevin lost his job and our life flipped upside down. It's been a tough year but as Pete said this morning, "we're still standing". Life is not the same today. He has a job and we are adjusting to having less money (sucky but better than nothing) to spend. He gets calls once in a while and puts out resumes but it's less urgent and there is less stress. In less than a year when we've paid off the mortgage, it will ease up more.
As for me, I am keeping track of my occurrences so I don't enter into the disciplnary process. It's a rollling year so one dropped off yesterday. Three more need to drop off before I am out of serious trouble and four or five have to drop off before I can be sick. This led me to come to work with a raging respiratory infection last week so I could request a vacation day to stay home and be sick. Yes, I know how absurd that sounds. I am still fighting off the end of the cold. Pete's in a new environment and like a kid in a new school, he is bringing home All The Germs.
There are no real buds on the trees yet. I guess it's not too surprising when it looked like this
only 10 days ago. We have bulbs coming up and a few hardy crocuses are blooming but I think Easter will not be as colorful as it has been in the past.
Today we will be on the hunt for some decent kielbasa for Easter. Our former place closed and we're hoping the Polish deli will be able to become our new supplier. I will be cooking and baking most of the weekend and I'm looking forward to it (mostly- I do like my quiet weekends).