So, here are a few quiet moments from today, but I think the real joy was in conversation, Chicago architecture, a beer over some football, an insightful lecture, a book on the train . . . and my long-awaited meal at The Publican. Oh. The. Food.
On a side note, I'm just finishing up The Fountainhead. Have you all read any Ayn Rand? Thoughts? It's just completely in my head.
Posted by Jessica at Sunday, September 25, 2011
1/ I still have that flower chain (and you can see it hanging in my dining room here).
2/ Notice the hazy Chicago skyline that looks so tiny in the third photo.
3/ The picnic was a going away for one of my best friends (and roommate at the time), Ellie, who moved to Austin. That day she attempted baking healthy "black bean brownies." I'm giggling just thinking about how bad they were.
Happy weekend. I mean it!
Posted by Jessica at Friday, September 16, 2011
this little baby. It's all sugar and cinnamon and everything warm and heartening. Sam insisted that I include the last photo, saying, "Look, it's you. It's you, in your kitchen."
So, here's me in my kitchen—happy as a clam, completely satiated, but a little sleepy (although it's always a pleasure to get up with the sun).
Posted by Jessica at Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The days are getting shorter and the nights a little colder. Today, I made a pesto pasta with peas, a vegetarian avgolemono soup, and bought a big watermelon as a treat (although carrying it home was not). These days are fleeting, but I don't mind the change. Summer was beautiful.
And, something so lovely and apt:
Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
Henry David Thoreau (Via)
Fairfield Bay, Arkansas // Chicago, Illinois // Abilene, Kansas
Posted by Jessica at Sunday, September 11, 2011