This voracious reader could be found perched just about anywhere with her book or kindle, like a cat in the sun...until today.
Today we poked her on an Australian bound plane and sent her off into the big wide world. The family on the other end receiving her is lovely and I'm sure her time of work there will be profitable in many ways.
As the third of the litter to leave, and the first girl, this is a momentous occasion. My darling finished school some time ago, and has worked hard to save for uni.
The only real consolation is that this first short overseas stint is only two months. After that we have Grace with us a short while before traveling to the states and leaving her in school with her brother while we return back to New Zealand and finish the last two years of our home schooling career.
The sunny spots are going to seem empty somehow...
Fresh Hot Caramel
Winter delights, Temptation
Crunchy Coated Treat.
(Unless you have a degree in poetry, don't even take issue with my attempt.)
That haiku was only an excuse to express my fondness for this addictive snack. *sigh*
While meeting with some new friends, one shared an experience that I think bears repeating...
This woman I will call Cathy. (names have been changed to deflect responsibility) Cathy had a neighbour with a lovely cat. The only problem was that the cat just didn't like her.
Normally cats liked Cathy so she was both baffled and bothered that the cat avoided her. Upon following some Cat Psychology advice she suddenly had this previously snobby cat winding between her feet purring away.
The advice? When the cat made eye contact, Cathy was to blink at the cat very slowly. Apparently in cat language this means "I might have a fish in my fridge with your name on it" or some such other message. The point was that the cat immediately responded to Cathy's advances with some of her own.
This begs the question. Does this work in other situations? I came to the conclusion that it works in the human population, but is much more effective if only one eye is employed...