While Kaitlin was here yesterday, she looked out the back windows and commented: “You have a real bird festival going on out there!”
We do have quite an avian circus here. There are a lot of birds who visit our buffet. I haven’t been taking pictures because I’m having trouble focusing through the very dirty windows. I have to clean them — which doesn’t sound like a big deal, but I’m so short, I have trouble reaching them. So I’m trying to figure out a way to do it using tools — like the long wand I used to clean the shower. Being short — really short — is getting annoying. I’ve lost almost five inches since my early adult years.
That’s quite a few inches considering I was not tall to begin with. This year, I’m barely 5 feet tall. I may have shrunk even more since I was measured. Garry and I used to be almost the same height. Now he’s half a foot taller. I’m sure he likes being taller and I don’t mind being short. I do mind not being able to reach anything!
Di from Pensitivity is still subbing for Melanie who I fondly hope is recuperating.
And now, the questions:
If you were to go to a desert island and could only take five things with you, what would they be?
A huge well-equipped yacht, a wi-fi generator, and a SAT-phone. Can I also bring my doctor? And why doesn’t it have to be a desert island? Why can’t it be a lovely tropical island full of fruit and coconuts, with a nice freshwater lagoon in the middle. You know, Neverneverland?
What popular song (any era) best describes you?
“You Can’t Always Get What you Want” – The Rolling Stones
If you could only use three basic ingredients to make a meal, what would they be?
Fresh tuna, pre-cooked Kong Moon noodles, and soy sauce. I hope I also am allowed hashi, a good sharp knife and dishes!
Do you allow your pet on the furniture?
More to the point, does the Duke allow us to sit on HIS furniture? At least he has learned to move over on our bed so I have room for my feet. It’s HIS sofa, make no mistake about it. Sometimes, when he’s in the right mood, he lets people sit on it, as long as they don’t stay too long.
It’s the start of a new week. To what are you most looking forward?
Getting the (used) cookbooks I ordered. I ordered two for Northern Italian cooking and two (one used, one new) for Japanese cooking. I also order some seaweed so I can wrap things and some pickled ginger. Everything else I already have. There’s a lot of crossover between Chinese and Japanese food. Really, between almost all Asian food. Lots of similar sauces, too.