Finally, after 4 years of using Typepad, they have installed an auto-recovery function and my post was saved when my computer froze. You don't know how this brightens my evening.
Today marked the second failed attempt at the Sunday hike. I had a low fever yesterday (hopefully not from lyme disease - I have a stiff neck tonight and I'm starting to get paranoid), so I slept in this morning to shake the sickness. Around 2pm I made sandwiches for Matt and myself, and through a series of unfortunate events, sandwich number 1 fell on the floor and got soaked in Mountain Dew, sandwich number 2 was half eaten by the dog, and for the finale, a glass of ice water spilled down my back, soaking my jeans, sending me to change while having a bit of a temper tantrum.
I wasn't in a great mood before all this transpired, since I spend most of the weekend trying to understand my statistics homework while fighting off some unknown sickness. Such a bad combination. As I'm writing this, I now realize that I have every right to be a bit grumpy. Especially since I've been trying to wade through pages and pages of sentences such as this one in a failed attempt to come up with anything intelligent to say about my homework: "It turns out that we can estimate the hazard by taking the steps of the Nelson-Aelen cumulative hazard and smoothing them with a kernal smoother."
Matt's educated guess, "Can't you get a kernal smoother at KFC? On the 99 cent menu?"
By the time I got myself together to walk Kaia, it was after 4 and nightfall was setting in. A little photography tip -- if you want to get pictures that are in focus, try not to take pictures right before sunset while walking a dog that is pulling you down the street.
These were the 3 best relatively in focus photos I shot this evening. I decided to go with sepia, to match my mid-November mood. Plus, I think the texture in these shots is what makes them interesting.
I noticed this bird's nest last week, as all the leaves were stripping off the trees. This project is making me much more aware of the quickly changing seasons and is providing a few much needed moments of pause at the end of my weeks, so I thank you for taking the time to check in here. I hope it is worth the visit.