Saturday, March 31, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Hey, it's the AndFam! I, G, E, T, D, and A. GAITED. Adjective. Everyone was happy for the sunny day, warm and springy. Hurray hurray! For this fine balmy day! (Photo taken by their mom, K. She takes fabulous photos!)
Rachel and I went and got lunch at Gourmet Heaven. They have absolutely the best salad, fruit, and hot bar in town. So fresh and nutritious. Pricey but worth it. Had a nice chat with Professor Bate who went on and on about how dogs are part of our mind, in fact expand it, while cats are merely aesthetic. He's very entertaining.
Left the two aesthetic felines locked in the bedroom when I left today in order to catch the small brown field mouse who seems to have taken up residence there. I was hoping to come home and find a dead or maimed little thing, but the mousey was still giving them a run for their kibble. Way to stay alive, mouse!
Geeta told us about her wonderful trip to Machu Picchu. She looked revived and excited, and said she came back feeling happy. I was so pleased for her.
I removed the weeds and leaves and debris from the tulips in the garden and look forward to seeing them bloom in a couple of weeks.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Tommaso came by with his fake Armani belt buckle, and pink sweater. Very pretty. He was so glad to see Bindi. And he told me about going to the Venturina Calidario near his family's country house in Tuscany. the calidario is an ancient Roman bath, with pools of hot mineral water available for anyone to use. They serve you tea, and give you massage, and let you sleep if you want. It is a place I will visit when I go in July, hopefully hopefully. He said it was the best part of going home for the school vacation. He was exhausted by seeing so many friends.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Rachel was jealous that I was in Florida so she announced today that she and Frances are leaving on Thursday for four days at DisneyWorld in Orlando. They've been there a few times and like it very much. One more week of spring break; our hallway is empty, quiet and devoid of activity. And it's cold here. I wanna go back to Florida!!
Rob called and reminded me of the miniatures exhibit at the Guilford Art Center, so I dropped in to take a look. Nothing could be more than 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches, altho it looked like a few cheated a bit. My favorite was a small house/temple created out of shed iguana skin. It was exquisitely executed.
Then I went to the Guilford Green for an anti-war rally. There were about a hundred people there, which was more than I expected. Mostly it was an older group, leftovers from the lefty anti-Vietnam war era. I was glad I went, and hope that similar gatherings in other cities today further cemented the nation's disgust with the killing in Iraq.