back in it and at it

photo Hello old friends, it feels like it's been ages! Two full weeks have passed and I'm now adjusted to life back in LA, for the summer at least. I'm staying with our friend in Hermosa Beach so I'm being spoiled with ocean breezes and evening walks on the sand. It's amazing how much I didn't realize what a luxury it is to just walk for pleasure. Not much of that happens in KL since the max outdoor activity time is often fifteen minutes before meltdown. I'm really loving being outdoors with a cool breeze, it's such a treat.

I'm slowly getting back into old habits like picking up the LA Weekly to see what events are happening but other things that where once beyond habitual - like driving - feel completely foreign. I really don't miss driving at all. In fact, I can't believe that I used to like it ... that LA part of me is definitely long gone! One thing that I need to get back into is hanging out with friends. I've gotten out of the habit of checking in for casual get-togethers so as my work schedule becomes more clear, I'm looking forward to getting social again and playing catch up.

So far so good though. I'm getting things done, making progress, and enjoying the odd feeling of being a quasi tourist in my own hometown.

I'll be back later this week with photos from our quick visit to Alaska - the colors in the landscapes just kill me.

Have a great week!