Sunday, July 19, 2009

Lazy Summer

Yesterday, D. and I took a drive to Cook's Forest.
We had an awesome time. More fun than a state park should allow, in fact.

Snapped a few shots, but to be honest, taking pictures wasn't first and foremost in my mind, so you're missing all the best parts.
All in all, I'm enjoying my days and nights lately. Maybe even over-enjoying them.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Strange Days and the Passing of Time

I have no excuses besides some laziness for not posting anything here in over a month. Time just has a way of accelerating sometimes, doesn't it?

In the past 6 weeks, I have been (mostly) more happy than I have in the past 12 years.

baby geese with guardian, Presque Isle, late May

Dan has moved out. The sad part of that for me is that Liam is staying mostly with him for the summer. This is good for Liam and I know Dan will take decent care of him. It's just that Dan and I differ widely on what is appropriate and not appropriate for an eight-year-old boy, so when Liam comes back to me full-time for the school year, I'm sure I'll be faced with a very spoiled kid. No matter, though, I'll face that when I come to it.
In the meantime, I busy myself with working and taking pictures...
Waterfall at Wintergreen Gorge, Early June
and I have found a friend to have adventures with. (This would be a big part of the reason for my current state of happiness.)

At Rimrock Overlook, early June

Meanwhile, the kiddos seem to be adjusting just fine. Less tension is always a good thing for everyone.
At Cook's Forest, mid June

Emily and I are getting on well...she's attending summer school for Geometry so she can move on with her current math track in the fall. Her pierced lip still bothers me some.

At Presque Isle, mid June

And I am adjusting to this new sensation of calmness. I think this is what life is supposed to be like. The song I chose for this entry is called "Light and Day" by The Polyphonic Spree. One of the lines is "just follow the day and reach for the sun." Good advice, right?Sunset, late June.