The sun is finally shining in Vancouver!
I’m not a sun worshipper by any stretch of the imagination; I burn really quickly, and find temperatures over 30C quite unpleasant (in the city, at least). But June-uary was too much even for me – I think we got more sunshine during the Olympics – and really, I shouldn’t have to wear jeans, boots, and a sweater on Canada Day. But this week has been all capris, sandals, and t-shirts, and people are in a noticeably better mood!
So here are some other little things that make me happy!
- Eating outside
- Coming home on hot days to a pot of ice-cold, uber-strong peppermint tea that’s been brewing in the fridge all day
- Watching world cup games live, knowing that my friends and family all over the world are watching the exact same thing at the exact same time
- Calling my Dad during world cup games so we can slag off the players together
- Stripey socks
- Red sandals (not with socks)
- Chocolate brown trousers / capris with a white top (presence of socks depends on length of trousers)
- “Let’s do X!!!1!1!!” followed by “Let’s not, but say we did”
- Finding Saba lying on her back in a doorway with her back legs splayed and front paws tucked neatly under her chin, patiently waiting for the next passing hoomin to give her a belly rub
- Seeing Google’s paw poking through the gap under the bedroom door in the morning, patiently waiting for us to pass her just-out-of-reach toys back
- Geeky teens with waaaaay more confidence than I ever had when I was a geeky teen
- Being Auntie Cath (and then coming home to a peaceful house afterwards)
- Finding out that the monkey hand puppet I bought Lilah on the day she was born is her absolute favourite toy
- My nephews chanting “under the bus! under the bus!” when tattled on by a sibling or cousin
- Plucking my eyebrows (hence the “freakishness” tag – I don’t think this is normal)
- Re-runs of Friends
- Finding out that my husband is even geekier than I am*
What about you?
*He’s planning to buy me an iPhone 4G when it goes on sale in Canada, as a (very) belated birthday present, and then take my 3G for himself. I heard a squeal of excitement the other day as he was browsing the app store, and found out that he’s been coveting a particular, very expensive (many hundreds of dollars) kind of calculator for years, and that there’s an iPhone app for “only” $15 that has almost all of the special functions he needs from the calculator.