Saturday, December 20, 2008

We had our Christmas party at work on Friday. Bailey decided to make an appearance and so did Lindsay's baby Alison. Bailey, was not the best behaved baby there, unfortunately. They were both really adorable and probably the favorites of the party. Everyone had to hold Alison, while not as many wanted to hold screaming Bailey. She isn't normally so grouchy, so I can forgive her this time. I had way too much food and I think so did everyone else. We invited the roofers in for some dessert and only one of them actually ate any, but he certainly made up for the other guy not eating any.
This morning I finished up most of my Christmas shopping. I went to Longfellow books and managed to spend more than I had planned. I bought the first two Sally Lockhart books for myself, since I've been waiting for them to come out in tradepaper. I also bought that book by the nine year old boy who gives dating advice. It is too funny! I should have bought that for everyone for Christmas.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas in Portland is so beautiful. My favorite lights are those in the Deering Oaks Park. They changed color! They were blue and purple and now they are white and orange. I really loved the blue and purple. It was so beautiful with the ice and the snow with the reflections of blue.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The past few days I've been staying at my parents. This is because of the storm, which knocked out our power and made it too icy to return to Portland. It was nice to spend some quality time with Woofie. It was so pretty to see all the ice on the trees. I know how dangerous it can be, but it is also so beautiful.

My brother won't be getting power back until sometime early next week. He had some major problems with his power box being ripped off his house by a tree limb. Thankfully my parents house never lost power. We did have to deal with a basement that was filling up with water. It always does that though, so we have a plan in place for dealing with it.
Now I have to get through the next week.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I saw all of these birds lined up on the roof and had to take a picture of them when I was on the walk this weekend. It was really close to the house on State Street that has the prayer flags on their porch.
I'm kind of realizing today how much work I have to do in a week. Finals are seriously going to kill me this semester. My accounting professor seems to think it's a good idea to throw us the financial statements to Lehman Brothers because it will be a good learning experience. This would be great as a project sometime during the semester, but for our final?! He even admits that he doesn't understand them all, but wants us to give our best effort.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

This is my street. In all it's trashy, dirty glory. I jumped on that chair on Halloween dressed up as a fairy. It has been sitting out on the sidewalk for months. For some reason there is also a car bumper right next to it. It is interesting to see what people put out on the street. They don't do that in Damariscotta.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Saturday morning walk

This morning I went to the Space gallery in order to get signed up as a volunteer. I can't wait to start volunteering! I'm signed up to be a gallery sitter next Saturday. I also signed up to work a show and a film at the end of December.
It was so fantastic walking through Portland on a quiet Saturday morning. I was in love with everything I saw. I took a lot of pictures with my Holga and my digital camera. You can see more pictures at my flickr page:
I took a lot of photos of that statue with the holiday outfit on. It is in Longfellow Square and I find it really great that someone dressed it up for the holidays. I wish someone would do it to the fountain in Bath.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

When I was little, I was convinced that this plant was in fact a fish factory. It is located in Wiscasset and I'm pretty sure it's not a fish factory at this point in my life, but whenever I drive over the bridge taking me into the "prettiest little village in Maine" I look at the fish factory and it makes me happy.