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!