Saturday, February 22, 2014

When the light is right, magic happens.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

I've been going through all my photos from a magical afternoon at Horseneck Beach on Sunday…in the snow.

Here are a few for now.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

I'm one happy, happy girl. Beach in the snow!!! 

After spending 8 hours yesterday and 4 this morning working numbers for tax prep, I celebrated this task completion by hitting Horseneck Beach about 3:30 this afternoon with good friends. It was very cold...but made for a perfect long walk. Now comes the big job of editing 260 images down to about 20.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

I love the stillness of snowfall. Even on a night like tonight when I can see the wind whipping the snow around, it holds the quiet. We live in a frenetic world and so cherish these moments. In snow, is Silence.

Monday, February 10, 2014

I had a what turned out to be a great gathering at my home on Saturday. It was originally a very belated try again bday party for me that morphed in an early birthday for Nicole and a condolence party because Anna had to leave her beloved studio and move into another space. Chinese food a couple blocks away and then dessert and drinks at my place.

Cake by Daved and Serena, flags made by D, S and me, pie by me and photo taken by someone else (not sure who!)

Probably one of my all time best gifts was when someone at the party exclaimed "I'm so glad you moved to Providence!".

These are all folks I've met in the last 18 months, except for Lewis who I've known for much longer, and am grateful to have them in my life.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Fun work incident:  I work with many people who have very thick south of Boston accents.  It's something I've noticed since I've moved to Providence.   My desk is next to a guy named Don.   There is a worker in the factory whose name is Dawn.  Sometimes, the operator will page "Dawn please call the operator".  Early on when I'd hear the page I'd ask Don "why aren't you calling the operator?"  He'd respond "because she paged Dawn"  
Me: "How can you tell the difference?  
Don: "It's obvious" he says.  
And we'd both end up laughing.

Yesterday I had nothing to do, so I asked the other 4 in my area "anyone need help?  I'm even up for doing something boring!".  Angela gave me a job.   As I worked through a list of UPC numbers on my computer I came upon a problem.  After some thinking I realized I could research using something Don has shown me when I've assisted him.  

I complete the job and hand it back to Angela, mentioning the fact that I was stumped in the middle but used something Don taught me.  She and two others in the workspace look at me, confused, and all say "Dawn?  When have you done work for Dawn?"  I look at them, puzzled.  "I've helped Don almost every week!"  They ask "but you haven't been introduced to Dawn!"

There was much laughter once we all realized what was happening.  It reminded me of the "who's on first" comedy bit because we went round and round for a while. 

(photo taken a couple nights ago on Broadway…next to my home)

Monday, February 03, 2014

Returned from NYC and fell into a crazy, surprising and delightful week.  And busy.  Very busy.  Here is another NYC photo.  This one from the Met.  I spent Sun, Jan 26th, leisurely wandering the Met…and for the first time with no agenda.  No blockbuster must see show.  It was a treat.