And now, my week in photographs…
Sunday (May 6th): Cory and I took my baby brother to Pok Pok. Can you believe he had never been!? During lunch he had asked if they served dessert which brought up Salt & Straw which he had also never been too. Of course I had to rectify the situation so as soon as we were done licking the bones of our chicken wings clean, we dashed over to Salt & Straw. Cory and I shared the tasting flight of four flavors. We sampled the mint chocolate chip, pear and blue cheese, balsamic strawberry and my personal favorite, the sea salt and caramel.
Monday (May 7th): I kept expecting to wake up and find all of the lovely, pink blossoms washed away by rain or wind. I was happy to see that they were still there.
Tuesday (May 8th): These are some gorgeous flowers outside of my beloved doctor’s office where I go for help with my Ulcerative Colitis and overall health. I haven’t mentioned this on the blog before, but I have been having excruciating pain in my right arm the last few months. It was first injured by a freak accident where afterwords I couldn’t unbend my elbow for 3 days. Ever since I have had trouble sleeping on my side (I couldn’t lay on my arm at all), carrying things, typing, drawing and even holding a pan to cook food in. I kept hoping that with rest it would eventually heal but I was growing impatient and the pain was getting worse. On Tuesday I mentioned to my doctor that the pain was so bad it was now waking me up at night. He took my arm and after inspection found that my elbow was dislocated. He popped it back into place and now I feel like my old self. I can’t believe my elbow had been dislocated for months!!! Listen to your body folks. Pain is your body’s way of telling you something’s up.
Wednesday (May 9th): Some loveliness found on a walk around our apartment building.
Thursday (May 10th): I received my cap, gown and master’s hood in the mail today. I can’t believe I am going to be graduating with my master’s. I often have trouble being proud of myself, but this case is different. On this particular Thursday we also had some errands to run at the mall, which I am not the biggest fan of. I really needed to hunt down some shoes for the reception part of our wedding. I think I may have found the ones!
Friday (May 11th): My poor Cory stayed home sick today. He has extremely sensitive sinuses and is prone to sinus infections, the poor dear. Things are especially tough for him this time of year with all the allergens in the air. I made him some soup and sent him to bed! I’m hoping he is getting sick now so he feels extra good for the wedding which is just weeks away.
Saturday (May 12th): A couple months ago I was asked to create an illustration for the Portland Body Vox calendar. As a thank you they offered me tickets to see their new show, “The Cutting Room.” Cory and I were seriously blown away by the dancers’ talent, their costumes and the amazing creativity behind the entire production. Seriously, go see it! We saw the matinee performance so afterwards we took advantage of being downtown and crossed some wedding errands off our list.