Disclaimer: This is almost definitely going to be a very… eclectic post touching on many topics because I’ve come to accept that I can’t bring myself to post more than once a week these days and otherwise things will just get left out or forgotten. Like that video of Satree’s Sports Day I started ages ago and am at the risk of never finishing. We’ll see.
Anyway, Friday was Queen Sirikrit’s 79th birthday, which also serves as Mother’s Day in this country. This meant that the first two periods of class on Thursday gave way to a Mother’s Day ceremony (which involved some singing and a lot of talking, which I’m sure was very heartwarming and all, but since my Thai’s still in its development phase I left after the traditional dancing). And it meant that there was no school at all on Friday. Hoorayyyy mothers!
The extended weekend couldn’t have come at a better time, since my friend Carolyn announced she’d be able to stop in on her way from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan on Thursday night (after I last-minute flaked on our previous arrangement to meet in Phi Phi last weekend). She was our first real visitor (that we could plan for anyway) and it was fun/a bit strange (not in a bad way) to have that contact with ‘home’.
On Friday evening we thought it would be a good idea to try to take the pets to the park. And yes, I said petS, because I did an off-beat and potentially inhumane thing and bought a collar/leash for Trix. I really thought that including her in the outings would maybe improve her mental health, but in actuality the trip might have had an adverse effect.
doesn’t seem to be enjoying the ride too much (her first since day one)
Saturday morning I attempted to make these. I’d been talking about it for ages and the day finally came. I… wasn’t thrilled with them, but I don’t think it’s any fault of the recipe’s. I a) realized I’d never downloaded the recipe and was going by memory, and now see that my proportions were a bit off and b) suspect that my papaya was a little funny. However, the preparation phase did involve a moment where, as expected, I was able to marvel at a likeness of colors:
More noteworthy about Saturday was that we finally succeeded in making it to the elusive view point. But it was worth it.
Wayne and I (read: mostly I) look pretty terrible in the picture I have of us up top so… use your imaginations. The rest of the weekend was pretty chill. I need to make a worksheet before running to yoga so I’ll leave you on this note:
Oh oh oh! And Ms. Mouse Cleans House so kindly passed the “Liebster Award” onto me. I’m totally breaking the rules (hopefully temporarily) and haven’t passed it on myself yet, because that worksheet still needs making and I’ll have to give some thought to whom to pass it onto anyway. But I did want to make sure I acknowledged her kind gesture. Thanks Ms. Mouse!
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