Monday, December 29, 2008

it's almost a new year.

mostly everyone i know is waiting on 2009 as though its coming is the only thing that has a chance of making up for everything that went wrong in 2008. i don't see why it's a bad plan, however i know from experience it can be tricky starting out a new year optimistically in -30 conditions.

this is the first new years that has really meant anything to me. for the first and likely the only time, the beginning of the year will be the start of a brand new life for me. joseph and i pack up all our belongings on january 1st and come the 2nd, we're outta here. we are no doubt tempting fate by driving in the continuing cold weather that is forcast and once we reach our destination we almost assuredly will not see sunlight for 2 months. but then there will be cherry blossoms and daffodils and i hear when it's nice, it's really nice.

today i am organizing, just as i will be doing tomorrow and the next day. i'm sorry i won't be having really solid visits with all my friends and i'm very sorry for those that i already missed out on having quality time with. but i'll miss you all and i'll try to keep you up to date and when 2009 starts sucking, please come for a visit. we'll go to the aquarium and get jerk pizza.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

g'bye e.l.


yesterday was my last day at eden lilly. i didn't work hard (sorry guys.) very tired and a little drunk, julie and i had an impromptu visit in the bathroom.

and some more:




it's funny how when we have a lot of flowers to work with, none of my arrangements end up matching. maybe i'm more creative than i thought? although i did make essentially the same arrangement at least three times over a few days.

lil' taste of christmas





the top one was for my mom from a friend.
the christmas visiting is still not done. we move in 6 days.

Friday, December 19, 2008

i know it's a bit late...


but i would really like these for christmas.

disaster!


i lost my camera battery a couple of weeks ago. somehow it didn't make it from the charger to the camera safely. i held out for a week hoping it would show up (still no luck) but finally had to buy a new one. so i am deeply apologetic for the lack of anything pretty to look at the last 3 weeks.

joseph and i had an early moving away party this past tuesday as we wanted to catch as many people as possible before the craziness of christmas set in. after indian buffet with four of my girlfriends the six of us headed to the strat (so picked by joseph for it's sure to be quiet atmosphere on a tuesday night.) we walked in through the door only to have a mass of sixty hefty men turn to face us. turns out we had scheduled our party the same night as the first platoon firefighter christmas party -- with bagpipes and rookie hazing and all. so we picked a place near the entrance and encouraged each of our frightened guests to come in and stay awhile as they entered with such great looks of confusion. it was a great night.

more flower photos coming soon.