Wednesday, October 26, 2011

well, that's something i thought i'd never see

z's mom stripping down to her undies, getting on the floor and doing (well, at least trying trying to do) yoga with me.

and yet i did see it.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

i remember the good ole' days...

... not so long ago i was in a different place every few weeks or days.

it's weird to be in one place for so long. weirder still when the one place i've been for so long happens to be the same city in which z's family lives.

got a phone call this morning. it was z's mom. "either you come here for lunch or i'm coming there and making lunch for you." (though that was all said in serbian)

four hours later...

pršut, bacon, salami, sir, paprika, chilis, bread and ljuti ajvar


kolač (cake)

and a house full of people
(z's brother, mom, and daughter)

Friday, October 21, 2011


it's cold and grey and wintery (ok, technically autumn-y) and slow.

i did some stuff. slowly.

first some yoga.

then i hand-washed the 2 pair of "new very good" (that's what it said on the label) wool socks that z's mom gave us and put them on the radiator to dry.

then i washed my hair. this is how much came out. it's pretty much how much comes out every time i wash my hair and yet i continue to have gobs of hair on my head.

then z made a little lunch for me and i sat on the sofa and listened to sada sat kaur's "mantra masala" cd while i looked out the window.

i took a photo of z painting in the other room.

and now it's 4:30 and it's already getting dark.

just like that, the day is over.

just like that.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

i woke up to autumn this morning

i woke up this morning and autumn had arrived.

the air was different.  crisp.

and when i looked out my window, everything was brown and orange.

how does that happen overnight?