It's been radio silence around here for the past few weeks; the end of August really got the better of me with a trip to Pittsburgh, a huge Fitness Club Fiasco show, getting my life together before school started this week (!!!!) and, oh yeah, moving this past Sunday. Here are some snapshots of my world from last month:
Our show at the Horseshoe Tavern last Friday (which was such a dream come true to play there), and our new fancy band photo (taken by Janice Douma).
I went to Pittsburgh to visit Josh and Lauren. Highlights include a full day spent on a boat on the river, some seriously intense outlet shopping, a walking tour of the city, and going to a Pirates game.
This week I'm excited about unpacking all of my boxes and getting settled, painting the walls, and finding a good bag to carry all my books to and from school. I had orientation yesterday, and the new school adventure has begun! September will be about buckling down and getting organized, and finding a really great pair of leather boots (on sale if I can help it).
This morning I went down to the lake, I sat on the stones, I watched the boats come in and out of the harbour, bows tilting toward the open water. And all these heavy things I carry around on my heart that anyone could hear in my sigh and see in the creasing of my forehead, I laid them all out in front of me. Stretching them in a row, I began to ask myself, "In a decade, let alone a year or even a month, will I still be worried about these things? Do I still want to be carrying them with me?" And just one or two I picked back up and put in my pocket for further review, and the others I left at the shoreline, because the only thing you should bring back with you from the beach is the kiss of the sun and maybe some sand.
Happy Friday! It feels like summer (maybe) is here to stay in Toronto, finally having a few days in a row of sun and breeze as opposed to the dreary, rainy weather we've been having since I was home. I came across this great idea for a tasty summer drink on She Who Eats; white peaches soaked in lavender-infused hot water, and then, when cooled, topped up with soda. It would be great for a lazy weekend day.
Tomorrow I'm going to the beach all day and having a barbecue (my first true summer activities of the season!) and on Sunday Fitness Club Fiasco has a show in Guelph. I hope your weekend is filled with yummy food and restful time too.