Thursday, December 31, 2009

dec 31, thursday

fmw: wishing (you!) a grand new year with smiles and sweet teeth

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

dec 29, tuesday

fmw: would you look at those clouds!

Monday, December 28, 2009

dec 28, monday

fmw: decorating cookies with my gals! :-)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

dec 27, sunday

fmw: biscotti and tea time with em and zach!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

dec 26, saturday

fmw: southern arizona bounty

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

dec 24, thursday

fmw: oh good GRIEF! i know dried beans - generally speaking - are a pain in the tuckus, but honestly! this was ridiculous! i cooked the heck out of these heirloom beans for 2.5 hours at a rolling simmer and another 16 hrs on low in the crockpot. fiiinally soft. taste kinda like chestnuts, actually!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

dec 22, tuesday

fmw: hazy, early morning peeking at flowers from pops

Monday, December 21, 2009

dec 21, monday

fmw: something fun to look at in my little room

Sunday, December 20, 2009

dec 20, sunday

han: card sets

case study: industrial organic herb vs. local herb
verdict: local wins!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

dec 19, saturday

fmw: post-graduation bbq! :-D

Friday, December 18, 2009

dec 18, friday

fmw: pomegranates revisited

Thursday, December 17, 2009

dec 17, thursday

fmw: a full-brim day - the first in ages and ages!

(brace yourself! self-satisfying documentation of Awesome Thursday for future reminiscence! forgive the word-purge! tomorrow's shorter "titles" and fewer photos will recommence. :D thanks for obligin'. just wanna remember today as being particularly good.)

after driving to patagonia (!) to see summer work friends (!) and greet new rockin' ladies at a teeny retreat, i snuck next door to peek at Brian's hilarious, very-campy-and-awesome trailer that he's staying in for two nights. check out that bumpdybump counter-top!

then, nibbled spinach and feta croissants, prickly pear pads (not slimy!) and wheat rolls made with the first arizona wheat (!), nearly extinct but being grown-out again and renewed. picked up a beautiful bag of granola (with millet and sunflower seeds to boot) and a blackberry muffin for future breakfast from the cafe owners before zooming a mile up the road...

...the night closed with fried apple dumplings and the most delicious soup i've ever tried, a la Canela (love-love!). second truly lovely restaurant experience of my whole life. and the entire time, rich convos - so thoughtful - and smiles abound.

and after a long drive home (so pleasant, save the obligatory border patrol flashlight-in-the-face), i quietly shut the door, tip-toed into my room and turned on the light:

graduation smiles came early!

just a really good day ... without too much thinking (just living!).
love, fmw

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

dec 16, wednesday

fmw: buffalo mozzarella balls (from buffalo milk!!) and poor man's salad (equally AhhH-mazing!) outside with Kaya and dear SARA! (!!!!)

han: a sock (well, almost) and some sunlight

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

dec 15, tuesday

fmw: where'd the mountains go?

han: breakfast a la bittman

Monday, December 14, 2009

dec 14, monday

han: damn! look at those blooms.
(hooooooray!!! for FMW)

fmw: EeEEe! I don't want to be toOoo hasty, but I THIIINK... this might have been the last "homework morning" of my undergrad existence... AAAAAAAAAAAAAK!
:D :D
gotta run and catch the bus! toodles!!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

dec 13, sunday

han: making money the hard way

fmw: wonky Shamus!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

dec 12, saturday

fmw: at last! a real meal!

han: more documentation (too rainy for sales)
see new items at

dec 11, friday

fmw: noticing funny things around the UA once thesis "blinders" are gone! KA-PUT! :-D

han: stationery

Thursday, December 10, 2009

dec 10, thursday

fmw: couldn't stop smilin' today! THESIS PRINTED! (yippie! hooray! yahoo!) still boatloads - finish line's on Tuesday - but i made celebratory "compost cookies" (copycatting david chang) and watched this video clip that made me laugh so hard i nearly cried!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

dec 9, wednesday

fmw: han-posts and southwest clouds yield long-lasting grins

han: satisfaction is a pile of clean dishes

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

dec 8, tuesday

han: down the rabbit hole (or bamboo stalk)

fmw: heirloom beans and pointy trees duet

Monday, December 7, 2009

dec 7, monday

han: dewy view

fmw: soft citrus light

Sunday, December 6, 2009

dec 6, sunday

fmw: split pea soup and reaching bougainvillea blooms

han: lilies - wow are they fragrant

Saturday, December 5, 2009

dec 5, saturday

han: paper golden gate

fmw: i'm just nuts about eastern Arizona!
(just wanted to share one more photo from yesterday, just outside of Tombstone.)

Friday, December 4, 2009

dec 4, friday

han: wow, it's fall! (we're a bit behind the times)

fmw: friday at a ranch a dozen miles outside of Tombstone, AZ!
we loaded up the pickup with lots of leftover pecan clippings from a grove in Elfrida. it was so hilarious-looking - what with the mongo branches jetting nine feet of the bed - that i snapped this photo while the dogs sniffed the new vegetal arrival.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

dec 3, thursday

han: morning blossoms on the way to BART

fmw: as i was sprinting out the door, i turned around and saw this peaceful kitchen nook-sunrise and shuttled back, retracing my steps, to get my camera. paused, even! then hurried out.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

dec 2, wednesday

fmw: more puffy clouds after chilly, somewhat slow walk with my pal

han: moroccan couscous!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

dec 1 (AUk!), tuesday

han: view of the big city, camera pointed to the sky

fmw: my fav backyard tree!
(aka: mille's pooping corridor)

Monday, November 30, 2009

nov 30, monday

han: fall pond excursion (with my little brother)

fmw: wow-clouds
(if you'd like to see it bigger, i saved it mega-huge. just click on the pic.)