these days I feel like a pinball. I’ve meant to come back to this space so many times. first I didn’t have the right computer and passwords with me, and then I just haven’t had a lot of time, but I also haven’t really been using my DSLR very much since late May.
on May 29, I flew off to Ohio to live in a hotel for a month while attending flight attendant training. it was intense, but I was with a great group and our instructors were wonderful. it was something that I’d wanted for a while but didn’t know if it was really a possibility for me.
yet here we are. I bounced back and forth between North Carolina and Wisconsin for a couple months while packing up my life and selling my house, and now I’m mostly settled in the greater Charlotte area, though 90% of my belongings are still back in Door County. I’m trying to live that minimalist life until I’m in a better living space (but I really miss my books and my artwork and my vintage Pyrex and my KitchenAid).
crew scheduling is still using me a lot, which I guess is weird for someone who has been on reserve for five months, but I love it. I’m out for up to six days at a time somewhere between Florida, South Dakota, and Ontario (or literally just sitting at CLT for eight hours). this year I’ve been able to explore cities in ten new states, but those sweet flight benefits mean that I’ll be seeing more soon. if you’re wondering, Tallahassee is one of my favorite overnights so far, but I also made great memories in Chattanooga, Cedar Rapids, and South Bend. I look forward to finding out what the next adventures will be.
it’s weird working with different crews all the time, sometimes I have a new crew every day, but for the most part the people have been wonderful. they really become your family for those maybe four days that you’re with them. Thanksgiving was my first holiday away from my family, but I got to enjoy a mediocre turkey dinner with another flight attendant in Birmingham, Alabama (and they didn’t serve us dessert, which was rather disappointing).
another incredible thing about this job is the office view. I love looking at the sky, and the sunrises and sunsets are even more magnificent in the air (especially when you’re in the flight deck because one of the pilots had to use the lav).
so if you need me, just leave a message and I’ll get back to you sometime. because I don’t know what day it is, where I am, or how I got that bruise. however, I do know that the scar on my left knee is from the air stairs even though my tights didn’t rip.
“it’s an honor to be where am I?” - Kate McKinnon
106/365 :: Friday 16 April 2021
you know I love this view.
107/365 :: Saturday 17 April 2021
Frenchies are my favorite.
108/365 :: Sunday 18 April 2021
signs of spring.
109/365 :: Monday 19 April 2021
time to take the recycling out. Oreo O's are my weakness at Target sometimes.
110/365 :: Tuesday 20 April 2021
here's my other favorite Frenchie.
111/365 :: Wednesday 21 April 2021
April snow and a bunny friend.
112/365 :: Thursday 22 April 2021
more spring flowers. these look like giant raspberries before they pop open, and I think they smell like roses.
99/365 :: Friday 9 April 2021
I don't know why this one egg is bigger than the others.
100/365 :: Saturday 10 April 2021
I always love happy mail (and postcards).
101/365 :: Sunday 11 April 2021
a few "new" postcards from an antique store.
102/365 :: Monday 12 April 2021
I had some time between errands while I was in Green Bay, and there was a break between the rain, so it was really nice outside. I took a hike around one of my favorite cemeteries - Allouez Catholic - and stumbled across one of the most beautiful headstones I've ever seen. (I even took a video of the whole collage.)
103/365 :: Tuesday 13 April 2021
Cupcake the unicorn.
104/365 :: Wednesday 14 April 2021
post second dose. I felt a little weird the next day, but I was okay after a couple ibuprofen. (please note that the injection site is actually below the bandaid. I chuckled when I saw that.)
105/365 :: Thursday 15 April 2021
oh look, another beautiful postcard.
92/365 :: Friday 2 April 2021
sunset in the middle of nowhere.
93/365 :: Saturday 3 April 2021
new TWLOHA shirt and a chocolate bunny from my mom.
94/365 :: Sunday 4 April 2021
95/365 :: Monday 5 April 2021
daffodils getting ready to bloom.
96/365 :: Tuesday 6 April 2021
have I mentioned that I love changing into leggings when I get home from work?
97/365 :: Wednesday 7 April 2021
cherry pie from my mom's friend.
98/365 :: Thursday 8 April 2021
blankets of clouds.
85/365 :: Friday 26 March 2021
I love taking my shoes off when I get home.
86/365 :: Saturday 27 March 2021
who remembers what it was, but taking home lunch from work.
87/365 :: Sunday 28 March 2021
88/365 :: Monday 29 March 2021
pretty mail and one of my favorite walls in my house.
89/365 :: Tuesday 30 March 2021
90/365 :: Wednesday 31 March 2021
working extra hours at work during what turned out to be spring break. the burrito looks a little sad, but it was delicious.
91/365 :: Thursday 1 April 2021
post-work chai (at least probably) and a granola bar.
78/365 :: Friday 19 March 2021
I love Mary H.K. Choi's novels.
79/365 :: Saturday 20 March 2021
is it time to put the shovel away yet?
80/365 :: Sunday 21 March 2021
I never need more mugs but I buy them often.
81/365 :: Monday 22 March 2021
I buy Nikes from the kids section because they still fit me and they're less expensive.
82/365 :: Tuesday 23 March 2021
plant guy is still growing.
83/365 :: Wednesday 24 March 2021
a few finds from Goodwill and an antique mall.
84/365 :: Thursday 25 March 2021
I had to put out the Easter towels from Liv!
71/365 :: Friday 12 March 2021
when the dog won't walk with you, so you take a walk on your own.
72/365 :: Saturday 13 March 2021
some fun mail.
73/365 :: Sunday 14 March 2021
a few of my favorite vintage ephemera finds.
74/365 :: Monday 15 March 2021
grocery shopping day.
75/365 :: Tuesday 16 March 2021
I couldn't pass up these Oreos at Aldi.
76/365 :: Wednesday 17 March 2021
that interview outfit.
77/365 :: Thursday 18 March 2021
still one of my favorite things.
64/365 :: Friday 5 March 2021
it never gets old.
65/365 :: Saturday 6 March 2021
Easter gift from the dog I dogsit. (:
66/365 :: Sunday 7 March 2021
"new" clothes from ThredUp. I already had this cardigan (also from ThredUp), but I love these Gap merino wool cardigans, so I had to get another. (I think this was the first time I've ever gotten a package on a Sunday.)
67/365 :: Monday 8 March 2021
68/365 :: Tuesday 9 March 2021
snacks for work.
69/365 :: Wednesday 10 March 2021
70/365 :: Thursday 11 March 2021
the library stack. (and yes, it's true.)
57/365 :: Friday 26 February 2021
I love this guy and kind of wish I had a more prominent place to display him.
58/365 :: Saturday 27 February 2021
59/365 :: Sunday 28 February 2021
the night before back to teaching!!
60/365 :: Monday 1 March 2021
it took me quite a while to get through Small Sacrifices because I had a couple new releases to read (since they were short loans and probably couldn't be renewed).
61/365 :: Tuesday 2 March 2021
happy mail from You Are Beautiful.
62/365 :: Wednesday 3 March 2021
I always pass this building on my drive home from Green Bay and finally stopped to take a photo of it.
63/365 :: Thursday 4 March 2021
bright postcards in the mail thanks to Postcrossing.
50/365 :: Friday 19 February 2021
this is my friend Robért. sometimes he's pretty scared. but he's pretty cute and makes intense eye contact.
51/365 :: Saturday 20 February 2021
I wanted a photo of the animal tracks in my backyard, not realizing that I also captured the firepit and plastic chairs that came with the house a year and a half ago but I have yet to do anything about (oops).
52/365 :: Sunday 21 February 2021
another Sunday sunrise.
53/365 :: Monday 22 February 2021
I do wonder what the librarians think about my selections.
54/365 :: Tuesday 23 February 2021
back on the road to see my fluffy friend.
55/365 :: Wednesday 24 February 2021
I love this lake. not that you can see it beneath that fog.
56/365 :: Thursday 25 February 2021
I couldn't add to my collection of Carley Baer-designed shirts (because the only color options were blue and orange and we all know I rarely wear anything that isn't black or grey), so I had to get this big mug.
a photographer with the desire to hide behind the camera a little less and let the light shine through.