Month: May 2007

in between guests and travel…

so here i am in a brief respite between travel and guests.  i was in paris last week visiting michi, came back, toured our friend michael and his visiting sisters around amsterdam saturday and sunday, and spent today cleaning the house (round 1) in preparation for matt’s mom and her girlfriend’s visit, starting next saturday.

did i mention i’m waitressing?  can’t remember.  anyway, i’ve got 5-10 minutes until i need to head out of here (the library) to go to work.  fortunately, it’s a rainy quiet day on the streets.  maybe it’ll be similarly quiet at work.  that’d be great.  i’m feeling exhausted and kind of crabby today.  got a lot done, though.

my stepdad, cey, is undergoing a SERIOUS back surgery tomorrow.  it sounds terrifying.  pre-op is today, so i sent off a big package of treats and suchlike for his recovery period, which will be 6-12 months.  if it goes well at all.  crossing fingers. 

i have defeated the goddamn aphids on all the rosebushes, with help from green soap and rain, but now the plum tree is beset with little black bugs.  nasty.

thank goodness wave gotik treffen in leipzig is coming up.  i can’t wait.  matt and i have finally paid for our tickets (we booked hotel months ago), and we plan to motorcycle there and back.  i am in desperate need of a road trip, especially since the rain made me choose the train over the bike to paris last week.  then of course paris was gorgeous and sunny the whole time.  damn it.  🙂

heading out now.  smooch!

weird-ass keyboards!

how is it that i’ve never known that french keyboards are different?  i haven’t typed so slowly in YEARS!

i started working last week at a vegetarian restaurant on spuistraat, green planet. i’m waitressing. matt’s loving having me not around; who’d have guessed?  i work 3 nights a week. 

visiting with michi now in paris.  it’s great to be here. i’ve missed it.  we went to the supermarket and i drooled over the luscious foods!  i saw what i’m missing in the netherlands.  oh man!

well, it’s so annoying to type that i’ll stop now.