|Teh Internet says that this is the
Chinese character for the Year of the
Horse. I bet it says "Unclog Hair
From Fiendish Plug". So don't go
tattooing this on your butt without
double checking, k?
I have negotiated a four-day week at my current temp job, which will give me time to catch up on freelance work, parenting and housework jobs. As soon as I did that, a horrid cold swooshed through the family and laid low the populace, so I had to take a few days off anyway to administer soup and jello and panadol.
Thank you for arranging a few days at home for me. However, I had it in hand already. And please be advised, 'Day Off For Freelancing' is not really the same as 'Day Off Soothing Fevered Brows And Cleaning The Kitchen'. Kind Regards, etc.
|Today is sunny, as you can see.
It is easier to be creative from a beautiful, organized, happy space.
Maggie has had a cat flap installed. It took her ages to figure it out. She would sit and peer out, retreating whenever her microchip triggered the lock with a 'clunk'. She tried to hook the flap with her claws and pull it up, and then played around it for a bit. Finally she pushed with her nose and it opened! Now, Maggie goes out and terrorizes the neighbourhood cats, retreating at speed to the safety of the indoors. When they try to follow her in, the flap is locked. They are baffled, and she is laughing.
There is nothing nicer than a cosy, secure home to retreat to. So many people haven't got that, between storms and the flooding and the polar vortex and politics and abuse and issues all over the world... Some people have lost their possessions and had to leave, some have never known a secure and cosy home. May the Year of the Horse bring security and stability to as many of those people as possible.
And to you my readers, blessings for this new year!