My life, while really good right now, is really intense.
The house is a complete shambles: demolition has begun (woohoo!) and we have an estimate from the plumbers to fix the link (gulp). We're still waiting on more information from our insurance company as to what they'll cover (IhopeIhope), so I anticipate construction will stall at some point while we wait for the leak and the insurance company situation to be resolved. But still, the house is covered in dust and the noise is spectacular, so concentrating is a bit of an issue.
In spite of all of this, my own work continues, and I have a huge project that sprang up while I was in Ethiopia that I am waist-deep in the middle of. It's all very exciting, and I can't wait to share it with you (which I will, of course), but for now while I'm working on it, it's consuming my every waking thought (when I'm not thinking about the house).
So this morning, when things felt a bit overwhelming, I decided to take a break: I ran out to the grocery store to buy a few chrysanthemums, brought them home, and sat outside in the quiet for about 10 minutes photographing them.
And then, I came back inside and listened to really, really loud music while I processed them.
This isn't a real post. I'm just sharing the results of a break I took.
Back to work.