Saturday, May 22, 2010

I am a shower ocotopus

Someone inadvertently put the shower mat into the shower upside down with all it's little suction cups pointing upwards. I felt like an octopus - whenever I walked the shower mat tried to come with me and my feet made pleasing shloop noises when they got free.

Friday, May 21, 2010

welcome home

There were two kittens on my front stoop when I got home last night. One was sleeping on the front steps, and the other on the front lawn. Not wanting to disturb them I curled up on the lower front steps and read my book. After a few chapters the cat asleep on the steps woke up and came down to roll on the lawn with a loud rumbling purr, while looking up inquisitively at his cat-mate. His cat-mate viewed such overtures with alarm and set up a disgruntled rumbling of his own. I watched them for a while until I reluctantly decided that since I had many things to do I really ought to get up and start doing them. The cat from the stairs came running over to be petted. He was adorable, Jaja soon joined me on the porch and we fed him cheese and generally lounged about companionably. When either of us went inside the cat would follow us in and explore a bit until we went back out to the porch for more petting and cheese and conversation.

There is a five leaf clover growing in my backyard.

Friday, May 7, 2010


My billeting family's dog Stitch greeting me upon arriving home. What a sweetie.

My coffee is perfect

water and a windy day

1. I like the way the bathroom feels after my sister has a shower. Even if I come home after she has left, the room feels like a greenhouse. It is steamy and the air is rich with the smells of flowers and tea tree oil.

2. Fabbalous started working at the store again yesterday. She called my name and gave me a big hug when she got there. I'm so pleased she's back.

3. I like showers. The hot water soothing muscles... It's like swimming without worrying about having to breathe.

4. I like my work. All the plants make me happy.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Small and Awesome

Visually Mental messaged me the other morning. He sent me this, saying he thought I would like it:

It turns out he directed the official video for the National Ballet School. It is an incredibly small and awesome world.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cozy living room

Sitting in my host's living room, watching the snow (!) swirl past...beside a cozy fireplace with my coffee.