The first thing I did this morning was vacuuming the downstairs of my house, and then I got these picture frames, which I bought Monday, and tried to arrange some of the postcards I’ve accumulated on my travels. This first one is UK-based (I haven’t put the pictures under the glass yet):
This second one is supposed to be European themed, only I’ve got over 50 postcards and I don’t have enough space in the picture frame because there’s a lot of really nice ones, so I’m going to come back to this frame when the rabbits aren’t in the living room and trying to chew the postcards. I may need a second picture frame:
Anyway that’s 1 out of the 2 picture frames sorted (well… I’m not sure the Virgin Mary fits with everything else in the first one and I’ve got figureheads from the Cutty Sark that want to go in somewhere but they’re landscape and Mary is portrait, hmmm).
After I decided to put them to one side to think on how best to arrange them, I went upstairs and put up the “new” curtains in my bedroom (these are a pair of the 8 pairs of curtains I bought at stupidly low prices – they literally cost me under £80 for so many in a liquidation sale – about 8 months ago); every so often I get a burst of homemakingness and another pair of our dingy, faded curtains gets replaced by one of the new pairs. These new curtains are supposed to be energy saving noise reducing blackout curtains – and while they don’t block out light as well as I’d hoped, they DEFINITELY reduce both the noise from our very inconsiderate neighbours, and they sort out the temperature flux. I left them to settle and went outside to do some gardening. While I was pruning trees and pulling weeds, I let Poppy and Fifer out. Historically, Poppy has fled for her hutch every time I’ve tried to let her out of her rabbit run, but today, after about forty five minutes, something wonderful happened. I turned around and saw this:
I was so excited that I sneaked back into the house, grabbed my camera, and started snapping.
Once I’d cleared the plants and detritus from a decent portion of the garden, I finally got to take the bags of rocks (that I’ve collected over the past year) and do this with them:
Then I went to my old, failed rockery (turns out putting semi-precious and polished stones in a flowerbed gets them buried under soil pretty fast), and excavated a decent chunk of really nice rocks to clean up and add to the rockery above. I’ve put them in my semi-melted useless sieve (accidentally left it on the hot cooker last week) ready to clean them up so they can go in this new exciting rockery:
And here’s a nice view of how I left it when it was time to go inside and start cooking dinner:
As an aside, what’s the deal with Arkansas?
It’s spelled “Ar-Kansas” but pronounced “Ar-can-saw.”
I also need to query Tucson.
Heh and English people laugh at Americans for failing to say “Gloucestershire” (Gloss-ta-sha) and Leicestershire (Less-ta-sha).
Anyway that’s the long and short of my day. I did have something else planned but decided that Poppy’s first outing was big news and needed sharing with the universe.
Also, this drama happened last night:
In case you can’t tell, someone on Reddit decided to steal a picture of Banacek (who died on 2nd January 2016) and decided to lie and say it was their 10 year old rabbit. Banacek is either so famous that the whole interwebz knows him, OR (more likely) he secretly has a guardian angel on Reddit, because the short comment above mine linked directly to my article full of baby bunny pics from which the photo was stolen which that Reddit originally linked to. So if that person happens to be also reading this, I’d like to say a big thank-you for getting B’s picture taken off Reddit. I really didn’t need this yesterday (yesterday was a VERY stressful day – one of my neighbours emptied their recycle bin all over my front yard and I had to clean it up then confront them about it, after I had to spend 6 hours editing video because Movie Maker threw a hissy fit when I tried to save my vid, and my free 4 weeks’ pet insurance had just run out and they ran my battery down repeat-calling me about it while my phone was silent, then Cleo decided she was REFUSING to take any of the medications keeping her alive and she instead climbed on my head and dived five feet and landed on her back which would have killed her on the hard floor… if she hadn’t landed straight in a 20lb bag of rabbit food… just so much stress), so I’m glad that there are people out there in the aether of the internet who are taking care of Banacek. That, or someone’s a very stringent stickler for copyright. Either way, it was much appreciated. The stealing of Banacek’s likeness dragged up the article the picture was stolen from, and culminated in me breaking down in the bathroom and crying my eyes out. Banacek SHOULD have lived to be 10 years old. He SHOULDN’T have died before his fourth birthday. But I had to see the good – somehow, by some weird fluke of the internet being both boundless and very small at the same time, the person didn’t get away with stealing Banacek and lying about it, and on the plus side, someone’s life is so empty that THEY want MY life so badly that they’re pretending my life is theirs. That’s kinda flattering. I was very lucky to ever spend time with a rabbit like Bunnycheck.
After the high drama of yesterday’s IRL events (and I’m trying so hard to live life drama-free; I guess that doesn’t stop the world occasionally throwing me a curveball), today has been really lovely and drama free. It’s like yesterday never happened. Oh and some guy just came to the door and gave me a leaflet for Karate. I am considering it, although I did Karate as a child and after 2 years of going 6 days a week, I hit a glass ceiling and the male instructor wouldn’t let me progress any further which sort of put me off. But I’m thinking about it again since I’m such a Japanophile (is that the word for lover of all things Japanese?? Sumimasen if I’m wrong!!). I know everyone else is into South Korea atm but I’m loyal to the awesomeness of Japan.