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It’s been awhile.

Next week marks an entire revolution around sun since I uprooted my life to Texas. That still feels strange to say.

I moved often as a kid and I always thought I would keep that fluidity for the rest of my life. I was able to quickly adapt and after a while in one spot I would feel a hunger for bare walls and a new place to explore. Yet with this move, I’m not so sure anymore. I am growing Entish, and I feel the lack of roots more strongly now than I ever have.

Don’t get me wrong, I do love Texas and I’m very happy I came. I just didn’t expect to miss Baltimore so much. I didn’t realize the immensity of its role in my life.  So cheers to you Lone Star state and thanks for becoming my home. Happy anniversary.

This past year I have done many wonderful things, and I’m realizing that life is so much easier than I previously knew.

I mostly take pictures of clouds. I know that sounds odd but people, the clouds in Texas are awe inspiring.

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See? I told you I was distracted. These are the clouds I see on my regular commute or fun long drives that keep me enthralled with this place. Forget the humidity, the superhighways and continuous strip-mall existence. Get out of the “city” and this is the Texas you will find.

The weather finally feels like fall. It has been raining for 24 hours straight and the incessant sheets of water have absorbed the world. I hear the gentle dripping against my windows and the muffled sound of tires slurring through the streets. I am happily ensconced inside in my sweater and stocking feet, even though it’s probably 70 outside.

I am studying for my chemistry exam. Well really I am finishing up my homework for chemistry and thereby studying.

And thereby drifting off into recipe indices and blogs.

I have been trying to learn to buy less everything and especially food. So after a weekend in Austin I came back to a fairly empty kitchen. I had a sad slightly butchered head of purple cabbage and I did this to it. AND IT WAS DELICIOUS, so you should probably try that soon, okay?

 

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