Joy of summer

I’m now done with all my obligations for the quarter! Consequently I went in search of inner peace today, in my own particular end-of-term kind of way: a happy mix of duty and pleasure, with a good chunk of it spent at home. First I braved the 90° day and went out and ran errands (post office, dry cleaners, some stuff on campus). After I’d finished those I could get to the fun business: I stopped by the farmers’ market just as they were closing, to snatch up some long-awaited peaches, and then I spent some time at the public library and left with a satisfyingly huge stack of books–all mysteries, children’s fiction, classic literature, and contemporary fiction–not a single history book among them!

Then I came home and found my doorstep decorated with two good-sized packages: a tasty order from Penzeys Spices and some cute things from Anthropologie that I’d ordered, including this sleeping/lounging top, which I proceeded to wear for the rest of the afternoon:

[photo unaccountably lost]

I spent the rest of the day reading Alcott’s Little Men and guzzling peaches. I’ve been craving peaches for so long. All year I look forward to the summer’s first peaches. Over the past few days I’ve missed several opportunities to get them at farmers’ markets, so I’ve only been more frantic to get some. When I finally picked up a few pounds of them at the market today, I breathed in their ripe fragrance with satisfaction, then eagerly washed and ate one as soon as I got home. Those of you who know my fruit-ing habits well will realize what a big deal it is for me to not cut a fruit before I eat it. ;b I just picked it up and bit. Several times during the afternoon and evening I found myself going back to the kitchen for more peaches. How I love summer fruit.

ADIDAS = All Day I Dream About Soccer

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AYIDAP = All Year I Dream About Peaches

Lots more photos to come soon, but only if I can tear myself away from the peaches and the fiction for long enough. ;b What a wonderful start to my summer.

[This post was imported on 4/10/14 from my old blog at]