I love reading your journal. It goes a level deeper without really trying and ends up being so entertaining and relatable. Also your fathers day comment touched me so much- you really have a natural strong way with words. Have you ever tried doing some "serious" writing?
We had a sudden downpour, too, but being Texas, it blew away very quickly, and left us with blue skies. Littlest and I went into the garden and planted greens.
Storm looming all afternoon and nothing materialized so far :( Cats are such wonderful company! I used to have two that would greet me as I came home in the mornings after my 12 hour night shift. The one would hop into the car and ride up the driveway on my lap with his paws on the steering wheel. The other would jog along in front of the car with her tail in the air as if she was escorting me in - that cute little kink at the end of the tail used to tickle me pink :) I was SO sad to say goodbye to them when I moved to the USA ... traumatic as the people that I gave them to let them get out and the one disappeared and he needed meds etc :( So glad you have their company and that they are getting on ... such great entertainment!
I'm so glad you enjoy my journal, campanella! I've published a few poems but not anything else. I've had a weird idea that I could put something together out of my journal, a sort of memoir, although I have no idea who would be interested in publishing or reading it. I think it would work better as fiction if I could come up with some kind of plot.
I count myself very lucky that I had a wonderful father, although he died very young. He was kind and gentle and quiet and strong and capable. I know that many people don't have good fathers, and in some ways I think that is even more tragic than not having a good mother. Fathers are so important for your self esteem, especially for girls.
There is a firefly right outside the screen door, the cats are going nuts! They are so entertaining. I don't know what I would do without them, really I don't! I wonder what they think of me? Am I the big pink hairless cat that opens cans? It is too bad you had to leave your kitties behind, Coll. It is such a commitment having these boys. If I were to move any distance, it would be really hard to take them, although I would. Can you imagine me driving to California with three cats in the car? But I have no plans to move, I like it here.
Started a new choir tonight. The director is great, really nice, a great communicator, and the music is wonderful. So easy compared to the Brahms! We are singing some folk songs, Ukranian, Russian, a couple other Eastern European ones. Beautiful, so moving yet so simple. I am going to really enjoy it.
Shouldn't really have eaten when I came home because I wasn't really hungry, but I had some of the zucchini mint mango stuff, some melon, and a small bit of goat cheese. I didn't mention the melon. It's a canary melon. I had never seen one, but it jumped in my cart. Delicious thing! I've devoured a lot of it already, along with a pluot and some blueberries. Guess you could say I am on a bit of a fruit binge today.
Slept for only a short time - maybe 4 hours - but I had a meditation/reading group early this morning so all is well. I haven't been able to go for awhile because of work, so it was nice to go again.
Finally made flight reservations to visit my mom. I finally manned up and just made some arrangements. Of course it is all coming together well. I don't know why I stress myself so badly about these things. It will be fun and I have to realize she is no spring chicken. I will be there on her birthday and it will mean a lot to her.
Lots of meat today. Started off with an egg fried with corned beef. Then I spiced up some ground pork and baked that up into patties. (So there, Jimmy Dean) Then I cooked a little meatloaf with avocado inside. Of course I did not eat all of this stuff, most of it is for later. And I had some canary melon. Is that ever good!
Work tonight, so all this food is for sustenance at the hospital.
Oboe is making it very hard to type! He is a first-class computer cat.
I am now the proud owner of 12 Australian Spotted Duck eggs. Well, now there are 10. They are truly superior eggs. I probably won't be able to get any more this year because I will be away and by the time I come back the season will be over. So I have to enjoy them!
My trip to visit my mom is falling into place. There will be two other sisters and one brother there also. This will make my mom very happy. And if mom is happy, everyone is happy. She is going to let us take her out to a dinner theater, this is a first!
First night of three, I'm a little tired.
And then there were 8.
I've never had duck eggs. I should expand my repetoire to include them. It will require a search.
[QUOTE=Sabine;1227378]And then there were 8.[/QUOTE]
Were you peeking in my kitchen window this morning? :)
They are so delicious. The yolk is very large and the white correspondingly smaller, although I don't know if this is always true of duck eggs. There are no stringy white things attached to the yolk. I am completely spoiled and wondering how I am going to return to eating chicken eggs. It's like I was seeing in black and white and now I am seeing in color.
I have only had this one type of duck egg, I don't know if they are all the same.
[QUOTE=Siobhan;1228321]Were you peeking in my kitchen window this morning? :)
You remember that book store wormhole, don't you? :)
Here I am on my third night, all is well. A co-worker that I really like a lot has been promoted to manager and I am so excited for her and happy for myself that I will have such a good resource in the future. I was afraid I would not see her any more as she would be working days but she told me that will not be the case, she will regularly work night shifts to be available to everyone and to be fully aware of what goes on. Very happy! :D