Wednesday, October 22, 2014

One Bun of Steel

On Monday I sprained my ankle.

 Yesterday I giggled as I scooted about on my butt, crawled, hopped, or did a one footed shimmy remarkably akin to the happy butt dance around my house. I waved as I slowly travelled past occupied rooms in unusual ways. It got especially amusing if I carried something. The smallest trips turned into large accomplishments.

General Yumminess brought me grapes in the wee hours of the morning before she left for work. I woke up just enough to take the bowl, and held it on my chest and happily scarfed down grapes in the darkness, before rolling over and falling back asleep. When I woke up I could rotate my foot enough to draw a circle in the air. It is very exciting.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mocha Monsters

Lying in bed this morning my stomach made a noise like "wheeeee!" as if it was celebrating something and it made me giggle.

We made cupcakes last night, trying out the first cupcake recipe of Ming Makes Cupcakes.
We made only minor alterations to the recipe - coconut oil instead of butter, strong coffee instead of espresso powder, a dash of strong coffee in the icing and slightly less sugar. They were so divinely delicious we nicknamed them Mocha Monsters because we couldn't help but growl in pleasure as we ate them.
I dipped General Yumminess' extremely healthy cranberry loaf into the left over icing for breakfast and thought, life is good.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

yellow light

I love the sunlight that comes in through my yellow curtains. It is so warm. Every morning seems full of sunshine.

In a theme of gold, birch leaves made a beautifully patterened carpet where they scattered the ground in round perfection.

The katsura trees shine gold as well and all the light that falls through them holds summer in the middle of autumn.

Friday, October 3, 2014

secret superhero outfit

Get up this morning and my underwear matches my outfit. Booyah!
Today is going to be a good day.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

If you want some...

I have a four step program to deal with my university's administration.

Step 1: Consult admin about the possibilities of a course of action I would like to take, and how to approach it.
Step 2: Do what they suggest.
Step 3: Find out it didn't work.
Step 4: Argue.

I get stuck on step four a lot. So today I went down to campus and spent a merry hour looping between steps two to four. On the way home I stopped to write an irritated email to one of the departments asking them to sort out the department I was irritated at, and I sat down on a flight of stairs and found fifty cents!

If the forces that be are going to pay me when I have to write these emails, it's not so bad.
So I continued on my journey, and turned on the music on my phone. With the volume down low I held it up to my ear boom-box style and rocked out to my own personal soundtrack all the way home.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wise fence

I came across the advice I needed on an anxious day.

sweet sunshine

My smarties fell into my hand in a soft sunshiney rainbow of colours.