Thursday, November 19, 2009

This week..

It has been crazy at work this week. So many different projects and things all going on at the same time. I'm so glad next week is a short work week. The whole crew will be in tomorrow, too, so I have to be in for 6am. meh.

Tonight I stopped by Panera Bread to grab supper since I heard one of their new soups is Mac & Cheese. Sure, It's not like mom makes, but hey, comfort food is comfort food. Especially when someone else makes it!

 And in keeping with that comfort theme, I stopped by Starbucks to get a yummy peppermint mocha. It was all delicious. All that was missing was my friend and some cushy chairs. :)

On Saturday I was able to hit the Arts market, and since the weather was so nice, I walked down to the Landing. There were local artists/students/kids doing chalk drawings along the mall. The Andrew Jackson Portrait was awesome, as were the others. In the bottom right you'll see a statue of Mr. Jackson, "for whom Jacksonville is named".

There was a man at the market who makes, sells and plays the didgeridoo. He makes them out of PVC.
A few weeks ago I came across this cutest camera. It's perfect for sneaking into concerts. It has a carabiner clip, and a decent enough resolution.
And well, it's orange. It's pretty much a known fact that if it's orange, I will probably buy it. I've tried it out a little bit in stores, and it works well enough, as long as it's held very still. I don't plan to make it my primary camera, but it's nice and easy to keep with me.

I'll leave you with tonight's sunset after I left work
and a quote:
“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.”
~Elbert Hubbard


Lynn said...

Lovely photos, Kim! And inspiring quote. "Do every day what should be done." I like that.

And Mac 'n cheese soup? I am so there.

Bea said...

I wish I could have joined you for the soup! Sounds delicious. Great photos. I love sunsets and that quote is perfect for that picture. :)Bea

Anonymous said...

Last visit to Panera they were already sold out of the mac n cheese. Is it good? Love the pics from the arts fest! And miss you and the comfy chairs too! ~Jeanne

Kim said...

Lynn: yes, i've been trying to keep things in perspective lately, and i have some old bad habits i need to break. work in progress..

Bea- I never grow tired of watching the sun set. For some reason the winter ones here are more vibrant than the ones in summer. LOL

Jeanne: the mac & cheese is delish, very cheddary. Sold out is a sign of good soup! LOL

G said...

Nice photos.

A great idea to have that small of a camera, especially if you're just out and about and want to take pics on the fly w/o bothering anyone.

Nice sunset as well.

Kim said...

G: thanks! yeah, I'm pretty impressed with that little toy.
And yes, the sunsets are getting much more orange-y this time of year. love them!

Bea said...

I hope you are drinking good java and having a nice quiet time. You are missed you know. :)Bea

Kim said...

Bea: thanks, I have a ton to blog about but have been soo busy. I'll be posting (and back to visiting) soon!!!