How does this happen? #hotmess #before&after #officeinshambles

How does this happen? #hotmess #before&after #officeinshambles

Done & #squaready

Done & #squaready

Party.

Party.

#moleskine

#moleskine

In the big picture, five weeks is a short time. But right now, it feels like an eternity. Earlier the street was noisy with people chanting USA USA USA. Now the fire engines compete with skateboarders and people chatting. The scent of Gino’s pizza mix with cigarette smoke. India and I have settled into our apartment and are exhausted after walking a million minutes to shop at the two Ts: Trader Joes and Target. Next time we’ll bring a shopping cart like the one I remember my grandmother using. Tomorrow India will audition for level placement at Ballet Chicago. Only a tad bit of anxiety there. I’m not sure how these five weeks will go, but we are going to soak up every minute.

Here is a list of what we couldn’t live without:

And not in any particular order, we left behind:

patrick on Flickr.Photography | Patrick

patrick on Flickr.

Photography | Patrick

musing on Flickr.

musing on Flickr.

Happy Birthday, Emil on Flickr.

Happy Birthday, Emil on Flickr.

blue flight 3 on Flickr.

blue flight 3 on Flickr.