it's definitely winter. i'm wearing stockings and two cotton layers under my overalls plus a woolly jumper and a thermal blanker over my shoulders. i wish i knew how to work the heater! i had so many good and diligent plans for tonight, but then two phryne fisher novels and a mia dyson cd magically appeared (thankyou grot and bbb!) so i have spent the last three hours curled up on the couch having a very pleasant time instead of reading dryden and having a nasty time. likewise, i had fabulous plans for dinner, but ziggy gave me a toasted cheese sandwich, a carrot and a bag of marshmallows as big as my head and now i don't feel like cooking. i've had a recent surge of cooking. see my pizza!
all in all a satisfactory night, even though it's miserable weather all of a sudden and my knee has gone bung again. i taught a decent class today, which was partly designed to prod my students into doing their reading, and they didn't hate me for it. huzzah! i'm doing very well on their names, which is heartening, cos i never thought i could learn 75 names in one hit, especially when fully half of one tutorial has names that begin with "Kr".
today i also managed to get one of the letters i need to make my visa application. it's been a long and complicated process. one down, three to go! i'm having recurring nightmares about being chased, and i suspect the bears/cops/zombies represent visa officials. swimming tomorrow. swimming is soothing.
also enjoying my bicycle, with the seat raised very high to nurture the knee. i got a new gel seat with a cut away, and i love it to bits. take heed, fellow cyclists! here's a view looking west to the city. it's more beautiful in real life - all sparkly and blue.
this was riding back from meeting grot's friend downtown. we had such a nice time chatting. everyone should come visit me!