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Went back to The Mall yesterday as the weather was pleasant (it is raining today). It was very nice. Scott and I spent a short while in The National History Museum and then went to McDonalds for lunch in the Air and Space Museum. Then we walked around the lagoon as he had yet to see the Jefferson Memorial. We didn't know the FDR memorial was around the lagoon too and we hit it by dusk and it was so pretty with all the little waterfalls and the lights. That was a nice surprise.

Jefferson Memorial.

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A few weeks ago I said I'd taken some photos of the garden but I never got around to posting them. Well, I took pictures of the trees in the garden too so here are some photos of before (three weeks ago) and now.

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Windy

Oct. 28th, 2013 19:24
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It is a bit windy outside though it has settled a bit.


Fallen trees...

In the neighbour's garden.


One fell and took its buddy with it.

In our garden:

Two birch trees knocked over...


...by the lime tree when this big trunk fell


Less than a half hour later the lime tree looked like this:

Then it got dark and I don't know anymore. There have been some loud cracks, though. Lots of branches strewn all over the place too. It'll be interesting to see how everything looks in the morning...

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I know, I know. All I do is post rambling ramblings and pictures from my walks. I don't have much of essence to say...

More pictures

The weather is still great. It was cloudy yesterday and I was in town so my walk was in an urban setting and since I had places to go and people to see I did not take any photos. I have had (well, I still have) this... Boil? Thing on my cheek which first appeared in Thailand. It had almost vanished when I got back but I did go to see a doctor about it anyway (what if a spider or some bug had laid EGGS in my FACE????). There wasn't much to see though (and no obvious sting/bite mark either (PHEW)) so we decided to just see what would happen. What happened was that it didn't disappear and three weeks later it got huge and ouch. Took me a while to get a time with the doctor but yesterday I went. It got drained a bit and I can call Thursday (or someone can call; ugh phones) to get the results (if any) of the tests run. In the meanwhile I'm on these hefty antibiotics that I have to take three times a day on an empty stomach and they cause me quite the tummy ache (to put it mildly. Ow.) Ten days worth. :S It isn't that bad; it only lasts for about an hour, peaks at about an hour and a half after I've taken the pill and then it gets better. Three times a day. I somehow have to arrange eating (no eating for two hours before or for one hour after) and sleeping (no sleeping right after taking a pill) and walking (don't want to be too far from home with stomach issues) around this (and everything else but that's a bit more slap-dash). The eating is going to be tricky, I think, and I must eat. Those forced three hour breaks could mess it up if I'm not careful. Structure!

Anyway, I did go for a walk today. The water was low.

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Meh. That's what I have been mostly. I'm not really doing anything. I'm reading a bit. I'm crocheting a bit. I hang out on the net a bit. I update my computer a bit. I play video games a bit. Watch TV a bit. Learning the subtleties of Canadian Football... A bit.

I'm trying keep myself, if not amused, then at least occupied, which isn't that easy when I'm having a hard time getting my mind to focus on anything. Productivity has gone out the window. I have been helping D out. My room is a peaceful spot in a house that is currently undergoing a major transformation. Walls are getting knocked down left and centre. Things are happening.

So I started reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Again. I used to have this an audio book (read by Stephen Fry!) and as it was my only audio book for a good while and I love listening to stuff while solving puzzles I have read (or listened to) DH many many times... I was hoping my Real Book would help my cure my meh a bit.

I'm crocheting a washcloth. This is more difficult than it sounds as I decided I would try out multi-colour patterns (and not just stripes. Stripes are easy.) and it involves constantly keeping track of where I'm at and switching yarns and it doesn't look good, wah. It's a learning experience...

I have been reading all of Cleolinda's delightful snark on Twilight. I seem to have been haunted by Twilight as of late (no, not in my mind! I just appear to come across references to it constantly all of a sudden.) and was reminded of the snarky snarkiness of snark and I've been in need of some good snark.

I got my computer back from Computer Hospital last week and dear lord, is there no end to the updates??? How many can there possibly be? I have been having troubles with installing my anti-virus software which effectively put a spoke in my wheel for some time. I settled for Microsoft Essentials (or what it's called) for now. Stupid software. Computer troubles always makes me cranky. >:(
You know what is really annoying? They installed a new hard-drive but evidently didn't bother to check what language preference THE OWNER had set before reinstalling Windows so now everything is in Danish and I am Not Happy.

>:(

(And for the record, I have been cranky aaaaall day... Just in case you couldn't tell.)


Games. I'm playing them. I have solved all there is to solve of Where Is My Water and as far as could go with no facebook buddies playing of Where Is My Water 2 (why? Why do they do this? Addict me to games and then demand I have FRIENDS to actually play them? Urgh.) I want more Water levels to solve... More! It's a craving...

I have watched TV. I appear to have watched all the shows they are showing I want to watch already. I have watched The Help (which is.. Why is a movie about black women's struggles about white women? I don't know...) and Bridesmaids, which wasn't nearly as entertaining as it promised to be from the trailer (I expected silly, what I got was quite stupid and somewhat more serious than I had counted on. Even if they couldn't really deal with that seriousness.. ). I have watched The Hobbit several times as they keep showing it which naturally means I must watch it. Also the three Lord of the Rings movies where the same rule applies.

I have been watching and learning about Canadian Football which is, apparently, different from American Football in... some mysterious ways I wouldn't know about as I know even less about American Football than Canadian but I am told there are Significant Differences by a Canadian in the know so I'm just taking his word for it. I'm just a novice all around. I'm actually finding it quite intriguing. There's a lot more going on that meets the eye and it isn't all a bunch of big guys trying to hurt each other. That is a surprisingly small part of it. Each quarter lasts 15 minutes but the games themselves goes on for more than three hours (with some breaks.) That's a lot of time of not playing. I find it all very very confusing... There's a lot of strategy and tactics and, yikes; the lingo. It's like I'm learning a new and foreign language here! It reminds me of cycling, though, and I love me a good entertaining day of cycling (on TV, obviously.)


I'm still going for walks. Every day for a week. Go me! The weather has been excellent so I have been able to drag myself out even when the motivation has been rather slacking. I can't wait for it to begin raining...

Anyway, I have been taking some pictures but my motivation in that regard has been rather none-present too some days. Today I was angry when I walked. Longest walk yet but it didn't take me that long; stomped and stalked the whole way. Anger is a great motivator!

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Scarf

Sep. 20th, 2013 01:04
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I went through all my yarn the other day and found I had a lot of unfinished projects. I still have a lot of unfinished projects but now I have one less!

(Are the pictures massive? I can't tell on this app.)

I'm not sure whether to block it to get some structure to the edge. But it's supposed to just hang. Undecided.

Anyway! I finished something. Ends weaved in ad everything. I feel very accomplished!


I went to the dentist today. Had a long procedure to get rid of calculus? Stuck under my gums? (I'm translating roughly here..). It was horrid. The machine used makes that sound like a fork scratching over a plate incessantly and it was very painful. It was decidedly unpleasant. Should be all better now, though... I have an appointment for a check-up in three months time but I really don't want to go through that again. I was crying.

I have been busy reading lately. I read the first two quartets in the Tortall series by Tamora Pierce. I needed some comfort reading. Now I crave science...

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Ahh... Yes... Back in May I had a crisis of cannot-deal-with-people-at-all!-dimensions and part of that was deleting nearly everyone from my friendlist here indiscriminately in a futile attempt to start anew and get blogging again when really it was me sharing anything with anyone that was the problem (the attempt failed before I'd even made one post) which is why some of you might have noticed I have been adding you back. It wasn't anything personal but it does make for a rather awkward situation now... So... Uhm... Yeah. Sorry for deleting you.