It’s been raining and I’ve been so overwhelmed with school and life that partly it’s just been head-above-water time. Mufasa got his first tick and had an allergic reaction. We’ve been at the vet an awful lot in the last few weeks.
…Then the clouds parted yesterday and the sun shone and it was Saturday and I suddenly had a series of, “I can’t believe I live here” moments. Mufasa and I walked along the lido this afternoon. I love that the clouds do this thing they’re doing here… the little wisps half-way down the mountainside. If you click on the image you can see it larger. It was actually sunnier than it looks.
And so this is my life now. I love the students.
Chocolate and coffee are their own food groups. Here are three varieties of chocolate from my last shopping trip: a dark choclate bar that was on sale (It had over 70% cocoa and crushed cocoa beans inside, too. I ate the whole thing already. I still fit in my size 4 jeans, so it’s okay…), ever-present Nutella and crazy-yummy Swiss dark chocolate hot cocoa mix (YUM!).
I still can’t move in yet, but I’m loading furniture into the garage. Having a key is real progress. I go over just to walk around and imagine what it will look like in a couple of weeks. I’m buying furniture and test drove a funny, little bitty car yesterday.
There’s an old woman who lives in the building. She doesn’t speak any English, but I’ve understood that she wants to help with my laundry when I move in. I hope she can cook. I’d like for her to teach me how to make new Italian dishes…