weekend lookback, jan 26

You know I should consider skipping these "lookback" posts when I find myself saying, "What did we even do on Saturday?" Lame. It rained. Neel and Cal watched Sherlock Holmes (#2 of the Robert Downey) and played chess. I went to the grocery store. See what I mean?

What we did do that wasn't lame was try a great new restaurant in town for Neel's birthday, and my friends, if you haven't been to Legrand Kitchen yet, get yo'self over there. STAT (that means ASAP). I highly recommend. And then we tried a new chocolate shop owned by a local family. It's called The Bonbonnier and is just about the sweetest place you could imagine. Literally. The owners are lovely and of course Cal went to school with someone they knew. Cause that's the kind of town this is. And there are still truffles on my kitchen counter right now. Win!

We watched movies. We watched basketball. Cal did super-hard homework (like, work Neel was doing in and after graduate school). I made cookies. I made chex-mix (again). I made nachos. Neel finally kicked the cold he'd had that had lingered for a week. We walked on the beach. I tested a new film stock and shot a whole roll!

Minutiae. Day to dayness. No real insight into the landscape of my emotional life (Cal says "grumpy."), and maybe that's for the best? (wink) We muddle through, I suppose.

And now it's Monday (sheets and towels day). I'm putting the finishing touches on my classes for next week, getting more excited (and nervous) about my new composition class; Neel has a VIM (very important meeting); and Cal seems to be coming down with Neel's cold. We muddle through. This is life, right? These moments of minutiae? This day-to-dayness. It needn't be spectacular or fireworks or hikes and beach walks (although we did do that) or gathered meals and curated (gah, that word) coffee shop visits.

And I shouldn't feel guilty when I look back and have to ask, what did we do again? Right?

 

{still + life} mostly 365 jan 16-22

January 16 | Fuji X-E2, 35mm

January 16 | Fuji X-E2, 35mm

January 18 | Fuji X-E2, 35mm

January 18 | Fuji X-E2, 35mm

January 19 | Fuji X-E2, 35mm

January 19 | Fuji X-E2, 35mm

January 21 | Fuji X-E2, 35mm

January 21 | Fuji X-E2, 35mm

January 22 | Fuji X-E2, 35mm

January 22 | Fuji X-E2, 35mm

Okay, I know I said I wasn't going to say much from here on out, but I have a couple things to say. First, like I said last week, the gaps represent the days I shot film. I may even go back and replace some of these shots with film. We'll see when I get my scans back. Kim (she's we_are_blessed on Instagram, go follow her) suggested I write down in a planner the days I'm using film shots, and that's what I'm doing. Sort of. I've tried to switch to an online planner and I'm not in love. I like paper. I think all the pretty colors in Neel's online calendar swayed me a little, but it might be time to admit defeat. So I'm asking: what kind of calendar do you use? Do you love it? If you hate it, I think I don't really want to know.

And I finally caught up with all of your lovely comments. Mostly I hate when I get behind and can't answer you all right away, but in a way it's nice to spend my morning reading and responding to them all. Like we all went out for coffee together. Or tea. That's nice.