Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Raindrops and Butterflies

We made it to Botanica just in time for a lot of rain this morning! 

Thankfully we were able to have our lunch inside and wait for things to clear a bit. 
The rain slowed enough that we ventured out towards the fountain to sniff all the lovely roses, and then it started to pick up again. 

Uncertain whether we'd get stranded in a downpour or not, we decided to go further out to the butterfly house. I thought there was more cover to it than just a mesh roofing, but there was a drier area at one end. 

We weren't expecting butterflies yet, and were surprised to find some. 
The cool temperatures and wet day seemed to make them inactive, 
hopefully they weren't freezing! 

The upside of this (our reward for braving the cold and wet), was that we got to hold the butterflies more than ever!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

In Her Sunday Best

Just had to photograph this cuteness before we headed to church this morning! 
It was a pleasant surprise how cooperative Evie was for picture taking... 
normally she'll rush the camera or not smile. 
I wish I would've caught Philip too, but he had a meeting beforehand.

This afternoon there was lots of reading and naps for all! 
Tonight I made fried rice (like how I learned to in Thailand), 
it was easy and it sort of tasted like Pad Thai. 
And all these good, little things were heightened by the fact that Philip only has two days left to teach for the school year. 
(More time with him is always good!)

 Then let the home projects commence so we can put this house on the market! 

Friday, May 20, 2011

"Society is Afraid of Alonedom"

 Did I forget to share this with you until now?!
I'm so sorry. 

Tanya Davis is the performer/poet in this video... 
I relish her vulnerability, there is strength in it. 
I have posted another video of hers previously, I love it also.
I wish she would perform somewhere nearer to here than Canada, sigh.

I was out with a friend the other night and the topic of going to a movie alone came up in our conversation. Mentally and verbally I applauded her for doing so herself, and I was reminded of this video. These lines are especially nice.

"Society is afraid of alonedom, like lonely hearts are wasting away in basements, like people must have problems if, after a while, nobody is dating them. but lonely is a freedom that breaths easy and weightless and lonely is healing if you make it."

We shouldn't be afraid of being alone.
There is a lot to be said for the comfort of our own company.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

She's a Comedienne

Oh my goodness, this little girl had us in tears we were laughing so hard at dinner last night! Finally I realized that I might catch some of it on video. This was after we were hurting and teary from so much funny. Evie had a bit left in her, so here's a gem of a video if you need a lift!

Recently, Evie and I started this new little game where you say two random words together. Usually they end up sounding really silly and elicit some good giggles. 
Evie's really good at it!

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