they’re like cotton candy pom poms. even on a grey day, they never fail to cheer me up.
i’ve been sick at home for the past two days, and i’m still not feeling 100% today. can’t shake this gastrointestinal bug. it’s annoying. a number of people i know have had it, though, and for a few days, too. grand!! being at home but not having the energy to do much unpacking hasn’t been all bad, though. it was rather nice. it gave me two days to just be here and get used to it. i’m right next door to my dad, so this apartment complex has always felt like it belonged to dad. the first few nights, B and i looked around in a confused awe and said, ok, can we go home now? but slowly, it’s felt more and more like home.
it’s very quiet. and green! there’s a sliding glass door to an outdoor patio, all surrounded by a cedar tree and green shrubs. the front door opens to peonies, rhododendrons and a small lawn. i can hear the birds all day long. there are raccoons that live nearby but i haven’t seen them yet. lots of squirrels and even a fawn-colored rat who skitters along, looking for birdseed (he’s not gross). i can hear the traffic from the street in the photo above, but it’s more of a background noise. the downstairs is mostly unpacked, thank god, and everything seems to fit ok. the kitchen is wicked crowded, though. B has a ton of kitchen stuff, and it’s hard making everything fit. upstairs is still in boxes, but slowly settling out.
i’ll be happy when my bug goes away so i can do some more unpacking. today is the first sunny day we’ve had all week.