Friday, November 14, 2014
Sand Bin, Aglow
This box sits on the tube platform in West Hampstead. I'm kind of obsessed with it. I love the colors -- the red underlayer and the orange and yellow blotches. Dave says it's like a box of sunset, and that's exactly right.
Dave left yesterday for Aberdeen, Scotland, where the forecast for the entire four days of his stay is rain, rain, rain and rain. No sunsets there! Fortunately he's not planning to be outside anyway. He's there for a music educator's conference.
I, meanwhile, am holding down the fort with Olga, enjoying some alone time. I mean, of course I miss Dave, but it's also pretty wonderful to leave the TV off and just read, and cook my own simple dinners, and enjoy some silence. I can get in bed at 9 p.m. and read for an hour without worrying about whether I'm disturbing Dave with the light. Last night I made a salad of some multicolored tomatoes from the produce store, and I fried a couple of eggs and sauteed a leek and heated up some leftover potatoes and cauliflower, and that was dinner. Fabulous!
I have a handful of movies to watch -- random films I recorded over the last several months on TV. I should get them out of the way while Dave is gone. He doesn't want to watch a 1960 Rock Hudson western or a 1930s Soviet movie about sailors vacationing on the Black Sea. I'm not sure I do, either, but I was interested enough to hit the "record" button so I'm going to at least give them a try.