Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happy Weekend

Phew, I made it through the first week back in classes and managed to post on this blog three times. I generously rewarded myself with a nap Friday afternoon and an evening with two of my favorite people. Actually, the evening stretched into a late night, including two grocery store runs, plenty of Sondre Lerche, waiting for pita bread dough to rise, sipping away at coffee while matching our personalities with cities and countries, and finally sitting down for dinner at 11:15 P.M.

We tore apart pieces of pita, weighing them down with hummus, and picked away at chunky tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions in a Greek salad, then went to bed.

Today began with coffee mugs around an ever-welcoming dining room table and plenty of giggles and shrieks (girls dominated the company, can you tell?). Our size shrunk, and four of us transitioned to one of Abilene's few coffee shops for conversation and the feeling of hot mugs in our hands.

Shortly after nooon, two old lunch buddies and I sat down together and, with drippy burritos before us, marvelled at the different places and decisions we now faced after one summer apart.

I came back to my familiar apartment that, gratefully, hasn't changed since last semester. The same dear people live here, and the kitchen continues to be the place to bond. Though it's small, three of us crammed around the counter, oven, and stove and made a beautiful, necessary mess.
The sun disappeared early tonight, thanks to the low lying thunderclouds that are hanging over Abilene. Now, I'm about to settle into some studying so that I can make the most of my day tomorrow.

Hope your weekend is slow and peaceful.


Brenna said...

hey lady.

i am going to make that glorious green dressing asap. loved the road trip story and i want to hear more. call me when you can. love brennarose.

Lael said...

Brenna: Let me know how you like the dressing. (It's a good one.) And I'll be giving you a ring shortly.