How Was Your Weekend?

Mine was good! I dog-sat for my brother and got some puppy snuggling time in, and managed to clean my apartment a bit.

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13 Responses to How Was Your Weekend?

  1. taoreader says:

    Oooh, puppy-snuggling, my favorite.

    I’m back in Orlando and exhausted from a cruise filled with beauty, drinks, and weirdness. Also a new awareness of how sexist the world is when you’re a lady alone. I’m working on something about that.

    I told a young attendant on the ship that I’d accidentally locked myself out of my room, and he suggested I get my husband to help me. That’s the first one.

    • Sergeant Tibbs says:

      I look forward to your next tourism for weirdos speed 2: cruise control edition. I still get a chuckle thinking about your towel penguin slowly losing its eyes over the course of the trip.

      • taoreader says:

        Ha! Good memory.

        On this trip, I found a towel-turtle on my bed with two little sticky-eyes. The next evening, an unsettlingly large towel-bat was hanging over the bed, and I saw that the attendant had removed the turtle’s eyes to use on the bat. A bit creepy for me.

  2. Tracey says:

    Yesterday I did a kintsugi workshop that was incredibly cathartic and moving. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold lining the cracks to celebrate what was broken instead of hiding it – apparently it comes from the desire not to be wasteful and discard something just because it broke. This workshop was a bastardization of the practice, run by a therapist so we talked about motivations for being there, what the pieces symbolized, etc. Hearing people’s stories about what was broken in them and why they were there yesterday was really impactful. Mine didn’t look this nice but here’s the basic idea:

    • taoreader says:

      I LOVE this. I’ve seen this art but I never knew what it was about. I feel like fixing something now.

    • hotspur says:

      I would be very resistant to talking publicly about what is broken in me unless this was also a wine kintsugi workshop. Then you would not be able to shut me up.

      For real that is a cool looking pottery.

    • That’s so cool! I really should do more things. (I won’t.)

    • Sergeant Tibbs says:

      This is such a beautiful idea! And I love the idea of reusing broken pottery. We had an earthquake a few weeks ago and were safe but I lost a bunch of my favorite dishes. I saved the pieces because I didn’t have the heart to toss them, so maybe I will try this art! With no gold, I’m not made of gold.

  3. ActionJackson5 says:

    My kids and I ran a 5k in the pouring rain on Saturday, and now it hurts when I swallow and I have a fever. Basically all the symptoms of strep. The race started at an elementary school, so maybe I touched some kid’s germs on a door handle before the race started.

    And this morning I have to go to the dentist for two different procedures (including replacing a crown I had gotten in Africa when I was in the Peace Corps. It lasted almost 20 years before cracking, so I can’t complain.

    And the holidays seem to be barrelling down like a runaway truck toward a stroller, like in the old Buster Keaton movie. I need a night just to wrap.

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