i am a bear in a dump {with a camera}

December 22, 2008 Candace Morris 1 Comments

i have known the true meaning of hibernation.

on thursday last, seattle was seriously dumped on...a benevolent offense by mrs. mother nature. we are still covered in 16 inches of snow with more in the forecast. i have missed two parties, holiday shopping, and our weekly trek to mom and dad's land-o-plenty. in addition, my computer has been in the shop (under joel's hood) and is finally back in working order (confession: this computer accounts for 89% of my daily entertainment).

how's a she bear to entertain herself, i ask??!
eat. of course.
other than eating, i did this:
  • thursday i just lazed around then braved the snow to see the burlesque nutcracker.
  • friday i cleaned, laundered, organized (my spice rack) baked (pancakes, lemon bars, and black bean soup) and wandered to a pub with friends (like everyone else on capitol hill. luckily cave has other caves within walking distance. happy indeed).
  • saturday the hibernation began to set in...i found myself sleeping and napping and sleeping and cuddling under blankets and marathoning movies and eating and reading and eating.
  • and on sunday - i felt sicky sick and yet still managed to take a walk with joel (he was wrought with cabin fever) and got some gross mexican food and tried to jam things into the library return box.

oh the errands and tasks you will make up when you are stuck at home.

(speaking of errands! the most unfortunate event has occurred in my ability to get your christmas cards to you. i ordered them on friday from Costco, thinking i could get there to pick them up (should have opted for shipping!), and they are stranded! completely abandoned to the cold warehouse when they should be nuzzling in your warm home next to all the other displayed baubles. so you will just have to wait until after christmas, i suppose. do me a favor, show them some extra tlc when they arrive? they've had a hard time of it already.)

on to today, joy of joys!
i returned to work.
a short day, but a good day nonetheless.
i even walked two miles in the snow, uphill and back.

it felt good to move about my day in a more predictable fashion.
and just like that, christmas week is off with a bang.
and here are some of the memories of what will furthermore be known as
The Dump: 2008.
(yes, there are 31 photos)

December Nineteen: jpk
december nineteen: jpk

look, ma! no hands....
look, ma! no hands...

modesty.
modesty

December Twenty: dr. who's the neighbor?
dr. who's the neighbor?

what must they think
what must they think

stop me.
stop me

December Twenty One.
december twenty one

she and i have an understanding
she and i have an understanding

do the blues
do the blues

funny how your feet in dreams never touch the earth
funny how your feet in dreams never touch the earth

athwart
athwart.
i wish i knew what you were trying to say.

the wild west
the wild west.
buses have been known to linger...


the beginning
the beginning

the end
the end

can you see my heart...
can you see my heart...
it's there for all to see.
how hard could it possibly be?


drag
drag
you've lost me.
again.


three zero five
three zero five

to one friends' house
to one friends' house

to another friends' house
to another friends' house

don't leave me like this
don't leave me like this

snow makes me sassy
snow makes me sassy

from the ground up
from the ground up
it always piles up.
give me a blanket.
so i can.
hide


lad lazerus
lad lazarus.

working from home
working from home

it all boils down
it all boils down
and leaves traces.
where once we clearly saw.


ramp
ramp

debris
debris

december twenty two: ode the city that made god cry.
december twenty two: ode to the city that made god cry
the sweet seattle rain like jesus' kisses.
the teardrops of white his crocodile tears.



grrrrrrrrrrr.
i make a very convincing bear.
crm

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