good photos that can't be themed.
everybody loves a pair of docs. look at the little plumes of fur between his toes:
mohitos by the jug!
and a fabulous pasta and cake dinner that VTA whipped up the other night. we had a very cultured household sit-down dinner, complete with licking the bowl and a litre of wine. um, the household is bit of a floating population. the core is s and i, but j was on the floor for a couple of weeks (and has now moved out and taken his dog with him! wah!), VTA has been on the couch a bit (very glad to have her) and s' little brother is arriving this weekend. it's a fun house. i don't know why VTA is always out of focus, but here ya go:
we even made soft shell tacos the other night, in memory of how we met (working together for four years at a mexican restaurant). they were GREAT!
it's beautifully sunny here, and *hot*, and everyone in the neighbourhood is either sitting on the front verandah or having a garage sale. today i got a nice top, two books and a rubber stamp for $2.25. i went by n's place on the way. she wasn't in, but her partner was, so he came along and bought masses of household goods and a sing a long book - we sang all the way back. and he met his next door neighbours, who were also having a garage sale. there's such a good community around the drive. everywhere you go you met people you know then people they know and so on. i really like living here.
but now i am sick as a dog and cranky about it. i think maybe i am allergic to raccoons. or maple trees. or, y'know, *me*. s made me a hot toddy and we played blocks. that helped. VTA has gone to vancouver island for a couple of days, which is exciting for her. i'm catching up on some reading. i seem to have a presentation every week at the moment, which keeps me on my toes, and i've gone back to my GRE prep, which at this point involves memorising the norton anthology and relearning all the maths i so carefully repressed after year 11.