Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Moving (Maybe) and Other Changes
Our balmy weather continued yesterday. Olga and I took a long walk along the canal, where she ate grass and goose poop and romped with other dogs and generally had a fabulous time. She was so tired as we walked home that she trailed behind me on her leash -- and she's usually out in front, tugging me along.
I love this weather. I think I've been a bit sunshine-deprived. As I walked along yesterday, I could feel my skin warming, soaking it in -- and I felt myself breathing more deeply, relaxing in my bones. It was a sensation that's very hard to describe -- like muscles that have been clenched for months against the gray of winter are finally releasing.
Lots is up in the air here at the moment. On the positive side, remember those job interviews I've been going through? Well, I got the job! I'll be working full time in the school library beginning in the fall. It means more money and more interaction with other people, which is a good thing, and I'll be able to leave behind the late nights and early mornings associated with my current, part-time job. Woo hoo!
On the downside, though, there will be less time for photography, and we'll have to make plans for Olga -- either a dog-walker or doggy day care.
There's also a chance we may have to find a new apartment. We're not sure about this yet, so I haven't mentioned it here, but we've known for a couple of weeks that the possibility exists. I can't really go into why without discussing the private business of other people, but suffice to say we don't want to move and I hope it doesn't come to pass. (For one thing, I don't want to have to take apart the door frame again.)
If we do have to relocate, that may blow our travel plans for August. Fortunately we haven't bought any tickets yet. Remember how we were thinking about going to Turkey? Of course, that might be impractical now anyway, given the unrest there. We may have to content ourselves with a long weekend away somewhere in England. Leeds, anyone?
(Photo: A red hat in Soho, on Monday.)