Thursday, June 24, 2010

Look what I'm taking to FL to organize myself. This was stored in a friend's barn for the past three years, and my neighbor and his daughter helped me retrieve it the other night with their pickup truck. 65 little drawers for art/sewing/carpentry/stationery/etc. supplies, all neatly labeled and housed in a beautiful eight piece card catalog. Shoutout to E: are you envious? I got it for $50 when Jale was going digital on all the cataloging.

Landlord came over to fix the broken bathroom sink pipe. Watched THE BAD LIEUTENANT on dvd last night. Made me want an iguana all over again. House cleaner coming today. I have a wedding in MA tomorrow, American/Iranian. Horseback riding on Saturday. Guests from California coming next Thursday, then a short trip to Toronto. Got more boxes for moving. Feels really good to get rid of stuff. I keep seeing cube Scions, which my brother just bought. His is black: I think he likes it cause it looks like the Borg ship.

Finished reading THE LOVELY BONES by Alice Sebold. As I wrote on FB, it was the most delicate and elegantly discreet murder mystery I've ever read.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Black and Whites

DillBoy is no longer with us, but I've been living with 3 neighbor cats of the black and white persuasion. Little Dude, the guy rolling in the cat nip, is several years old, but the other two belong to another neighbor and I don't know their names or genders. The one outside the screened window has become buddies with Misty for some reason, and I often find the two of them hanging out around the house together. Misty hates Little Dude and the other black and white. The one I now call Buddy jumped onto the outside window sill one recent morning meowing like crazy for I assume Misty.
That's just one interesting animal encounter I've had since the wild dolphins. I haven't posted photos yet because the ones I have are of Bimini and the boat and the people and the landscape, but no underwater shots. All those were taken by others and I haven't gone thru them yet to determine which best illustrates my experience.
But around the house, I have encountered either a garter snake or an Eastern ribbon snake, twice, a fox's hind end as it walked into the bushes, a deer in my front yard which I have never seen since living here, a hawk or falcon flying over with two youngsters in tow, some kind of yellow and black bird I've never seen, a feather from which I later found while walking with Bindi. Someone suggested that the animals are making themselves visible in order to say goodbye to me.