Sunday, November 17, 2013

Celebratory Grass-Rolling

Olga loves grass. When we go to the park, one of her favorite activities is rolling over on her back and wiggling around in the long grass. If she can do it while holding her Kong toy in her mouth, all the better.

Is that not the proper spirit in which to celebrate a weekend?

She and I walked and walked and walked through Hyde Park yesterday, all the way to Hyde Park Corner, which is diagonally across the park from where we live. I don't know how far it was, but it took a couple of hours. If we'd just walked I'm sure we could have done it faster, but there was a lot of Kong-throwing and grass-wiggling -- not to mention squirrel-chasing -- too.

This is one of my favorite park views -- the memorial to John Hanning Speke, who "discovered" the source of the Nile River, and the distant echoing spire of the church on Kensington High Street.

I also did a ton of cleaning at home and ran some errands, and resolved to buy a bath mat -- which is admittedly not the same as actually buying it, but it's a first step.

Oh, and I forgot to tell you -- remember the woman whose overdue DVDs kept me up at night? Well, I got her to turn them in. I told her a teacher wanted one of them -- which wasn't exactly true, but I figured I could talk Dave into wanting it if challenged. Problem solved!


Reya Mellicker said...

Whatever it takes! You are resourceful.

Yes, this is the proper way to enjoy the weekend. A good grass wiggle must feel wonderful.

Love the view by the obelisk. Beautiful!

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ellen abbott said...

that's a great photo. and glad to see Olga enjoying herself.

Photokismet said...

Excellent photo. And love your 'returned-DVD tactic.' I recall doing something similar when someone long ago had borrowed books from me and had not returned them. They were my son's and I told the other mother he desperately missed them. Actually it was me who desperately missed them. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do!