Of Birthdays and Bliss

What a won­derful couple of days. First of all, I didn’t have to work yes­terday (tutoring is over and marking hasn’t started yet) and I wasn’t too sick to enjoy it. Instead, we cleaned house while listening to KQED streaming online and slowly...

What do you miss?

So, I did my taxes today. Looks like I’ll get a nice sum back, mostly due to my usual trick of not claiming a tax-free threshold for any employer. Also, because I scraped through from July to December being sup­ported by Doug and earning barely...

Piccies

That meme (but with cheating): Take a pic­ture of your­self right now.Don’t change your clothes, don’t fix your hair – just take a pic­ture.Post that pic­ture with NO editing.Post these instruc­tions with the pic­ture. I was at work, so I didn’t take...

Spring has sprung

Today was utterly won­derful. A mar­vel­lous picnic in the park with a parade of lovely friends, in the sun (although the wind was a bit of a pain) and then I wandered up High Street to the High Vibes fest­ival where I bumped into many...

Vale Lisa Maree Chivers, 1971 – 2008

Lisa’s funeral this morning was lovely. I was right: she was about my age – 6 weeks younger, in fact. We still don’t know how she died. My only new inform­a­tion is that she died in her sleep, she looked peaceful and she seemed to have fallen asleep reading...