aquabean: (Rings)
After a few false starts and disappointments, we finally have it all settled.

Two: Lit windows, glowing pink and orange with multicolored Christmas indoor/outdoor lights, hung indoors.
One: Living Christmas tree, decked in many ball ornaments, three non-ball ornaments (one blue Betta, one green penguin with goldfish inside, and one plastic raptor), and topped with a Cardinal bird.
One: Severely confused Sydney, now forced to share the table with a bright red tree skirt and aforementioned living Christmas tree.

Out the windows, we can see the nearly-completed KFC and the lights put up atop the old folks' high rises where Park meets University. Sea World should be starting their fireworks show soon.

Like the song says, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

F-family

Sep. 18th, 2007 09:52 pm
aquabean: (Seeds in love)
Today is the Gma's 93rd Birthday (and the Third Annual Celebration of Grandma's Last Birthday Ever).

There was pizza.
There was ice cream cake.

The Gma was talking about how, when you get to be her age, you appreciate having family around. Then, she turned to Karot and said, "And you're a part of this family too, whether you like it or not."

Then, after the birthday cake, when Karot was taking pictures, my mother said, "Well, Kelly, if you're really a part of this family, Elisa, you better show your father how to use the camera so he can take a picture of the two of you with your grandma."
Grandma said, "Yes, that's right, that's right."
I showed dad how to work it - "I just push the button, right?" "Yeah."
And so we were getting ourselves situated, and Grandma said to Karot, "That's right. You lose one grandma, you get another one."

And so we had our picture taken with my grandma. She smiled a lot, and she laughed, and then she made us take pictures of my father in a weird hat.

Mama never does anything without a purpose. In two days, it will have been a year and ten months since we began dating. It will be five months since we moved in together come mid-November.

Today, Karot sang "Happy Birthday, Dear Grandma," and maybe really got to mean it.

Relief.

Jul. 26th, 2007 11:49 am
aquabean: (Seeds in love)
Papa and sister came home last night after two months out of the country.

I have the most wonderful, patient, loving girlfriend in the history of girlfriends.

My dog bite is doing much better, really only being a little bit of a bone bruise on the back of my hand.

I have four days off in a row starting today. Which will include a walk around our neighborhood, a trip to the farmer's market, cleaning the fish bowls and possibly the watching of some movies. It will definitely include general laziness and unrepentant lounging.





...ohmyGod is it good to be home again.

Hmph.

Mar. 24th, 2007 02:39 am
aquabean: (First green.)
Girlfriend is gone to see her parents for the week. This means the bed will be too big and also cold. Dunwanna go to sleep now.

But she made me a gorgeous icon which I am now going to show off. I love spring.

Photograph.

Mar. 7th, 2007 09:25 am
aquabean: (Rings)
Somewhere in the alley behind where I no longer park my car, there is construction. I think maybe it is the tree trimmers working in the palms that line the street.

Warmer today than it has been, the weather predicts near 80, despite the rain last night. My knee was aching so I knew in advance anyway, but I can hardly mind. It's finally warm enough for my girl to sleep in nothing but a sheet and she is beautiful.

I have been up since six this morning, and even though I tried to sleep for an hour or so, my body just wouldn't have it. Far too early a start if you ask me, but then it gives me this. Maybe later I will clean up the room. Hanging up the laundry will keep me from being frowned at, and I do admit to enjoying less wrinkled clothes as well.

The trees are still falling in the distance, the buzz of chain saws and gas hedge trimmers removed enough that it is like the drone of giant bees. The honey they make is the reminder that spring is coming.

She is beautiful and sleepy. "Put Hayate down and cuddle?"

It is impossible to say no.

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