OMG they’re 17!
Day off: Inside for 80% of the day. Woke later, ate breakfast, did a Skype lesson, and then did some work at the regular job to help out. Ate lunch, and then walked to the grocery store with Bryan. Bought foods and lugged them home. Talked to my friend Martine on the phone for anContinue reading “Hermit heaven”
Well here we are. All together on a cold, rainy day in the middle of the countryside. It’s quiet. They’ve closed the bars and restaurants and all non-vital shops. All the borders are closed. I’m working from home (WFH), as the kids say these days. Grateful I have a job, grateful everyone I love isContinue reading “The crown 👑”
Yesterday we were told we would soon begin to work from home. This has been my work view for the past 4.5 months, and I will miss it. However… I will get to work from home. My home home – with my family close to me, in my town with my peeps. I am excited.
Tuesday afternoon, I took a new bus and ended up in a new neighbourhood, which was quite lovely and worth of exploration once B arrives in a few weeks. I took my first voice lesson, which I signed up for intending to master my breath in stressful situations. The work started much faster than IContinue reading “Hello body!”
Last night I wasn’t feeling well, so I went and had someone else make dinner for me, also known as a restaurant. Apparently other people were feeling the same on this Monday, because my little neighbourhood restaurant was full of women, in their 80s and 90s, sitting alone at tables, regarding the other patrons andContinue reading “The foods”
If you look you can find beauty. Spent the morning in the house doing things like going through accumulated stacks of paper and checking things off of a list. Ventured outside to the movie house to watch yet another film, Adam, from the travelling Movies That Matter Festival. After the movie, I got myself pleasantlyContinue reading “Wandering at night, because I can”
I just spent 75 minutes in the office of an acupuncturist who smelled a bit of cigarettes. He did all of the usual pulse-taking and needle-putting and then when I thought I’d have a bit of a rest, he massages my head and face vigorously for 45 minutes. I feel divine and the lung thingContinue reading “Prevention is the best medicine”
Today I got off early, as I do on Fridays, and so I am going to see a movie. The film is in three different languages but I think I can grasp the meaning or at least appreciate the visuals. My first of his movies. A treat. Edit: Well the movie was crazy. 3 hoursContinue reading “Tarkovsky”
Tourists in our own neighborhood. I don’t recall exactly what I is doing here, but he LOVES ants, so he’s probably just feeling stoked. I think this is in Bayonne.
The biggest bundle of thanks for this experience. No better family to spend the journey with…
I have happy places.
One of my happy places, with Colleen.
All over town. 8km
Up at 5 with the light, slept on and off until 8:00, then UP and out of bed, teeth brushed, and out onto the street with all the people. Grabbed a coffee to walk with, and now I’ve settled in a park near the river.
It’s 100° in the Pays Basque today, and I am luckily escaping to London for an SLA Europe Meeting, where it will be 62° and much more my speed, weather-wise. While at the airport, I noticed that the tourists have arrived, and I have become one of those people who gets cranky about stuff likeContinue reading “Heat”