8th Floor

We’ve never lived so high. And granted, parts of our view are chimneys, dirty roofs, and project housing. But there’s so many days we’ve been lost in thought looking at the beauty still bestowed in this city-scape. For example, right now, there’s So Much Snow Flurries! And this high up, they do kind of dance, and then there’s the¬†billowing white smoke, I wonder if it’s steam coming from the neighborhood laundromat. It gets lost in this gray-scape. And other mornings, when the pink sun reflects off of the other glass paneled high-rises and that’s our morning hello. And we love even more so the lazy weekend days that are so bright and sunny and flood through our windowpanes and tell us, yes, sip¬†some of that coffee, read a bit of that book and be at peace.

Oh! Also happy because yesterday Clam made me 3 racks of Valentine’s day lamb. And paired it with a lovely red Cab from South Africa. We’re so adult! Love this one.

On another note, I’ve also continued with watercolors for our invitations. This year is the firs time since elementary school that I’ve worked with watercolors. I think I used to be so afraid because it seemed to run all over the place and I didn’t think much of it because I felt all the colors seemed so washed out. Besides, the elementary school versions of mini puckballs of pigment and dinky brushes really didn’t inspire much. Acrylics were solid and bold and so much cooler in middle school. But now I’ve come back and Love It! (Seems more emotional? If that even makes sense.)

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Love, Scallop

2 More Days in Houston

So after years of Linda telling me all about crab fishing, she finally gets the chance to provide for me the same adventure.

Seeing the crabs scurrying after the turkey necks was truly entertaining, though they were all under our 5 inch limit. Unfortunately, no pictures of the crabs, but it was a beautiful day.

Crab fishing off of Galveston

Crab fishing off of Galveston

The next day, we toured venues and tried on dresses. I read a book for some of the early work, but I definitely didn’t miss the main event. And as you can see, it was a family affair.

Adjusting to the dress

Adjusting to the dress

And the final glamour shot…

Perhaps not what she wants, but pretty nonetheless

Perhaps not what she wants, but pretty nonetheless