Three pictures tonight, for a beginning, a middle, and an end.
I have been starting my mornings recently with a cup of lemon tea, made from a meyer lemon from the weekend market, even before I have a cup of coffee. Someone told me it will set my PH for the day. I don't really know what that means, but I do like the slower waking up over the jolt of caffiene first thing. And I'm now drinking it out of my new mug, gifted to me by Lisa to replace the Do Art mug that recently broke. I like its round belly shape and the lip that meets my lip when I sip (I'm a poet).
Lisa made these pretty appetizers for the New Year's Eve party we attended. They are thinly sliced strips of zucchini with goat cheese, a strip of roasted red pepper, and a bit of green onion (because my chive plant was done in by holiday food preparations) in the middle. She rolled and rolled and rolled, and then grouped all of them in the middle of this simple silver platter for transportation. Beautiful.
My big gift to myself this year was a new computer. I have been frustrated by my old G5 iMac's inability to support the photo editing I'd like to be doing. It won't run Aperture at all, and Photoshop is painfully slow. iPhoto just isn't cutting it any more. An my drive was fullfullfull. So. Out with the old, in with the new. And the new is so shiny and pretty and fast. And let me just say that that enormous glossy screen makes my photos look some kind of stunning. This is going to be fun.
Lisa's very excited to be getting my hand-me-down, which is a big jump faster and bigger than the old G4 iBook she's been using. Before you go feeling sorry for her, realize that she pretty much only uses a computer for email and the occasional web order. Which this machine will handle beautifully. And she got an iPhone before I did, too. And I work there! Which brings me back to my awe of the new machine. It is pretty cool to work for a company that makes such cool stuff.
So that's that. 31 days of December, and the end of 2007. Happy New Year, everyone. Be safe, be well, be happy.