Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Hide and seek

Few days ago Alfred went to the vet to complete his yearly vaccination. He was not trilled  by this visit at all, put up a struggle (I know now that it takes 4 persons to draw blood from a pug) and complained very loudly about everything... Despite his foul mood he received all his shots, was given a clean bill of health and off the hook for a year.
Back at home I sat working for a few hours, and then realized that Alfred is not under my work table. And not in the room at all.
He does sleep in his bed or kennel sometimes when I'm busy, so I went to the living room to check on him. He was not there.
I checked bedroom and kitchen - no pug. The only place left was the bathroom. Almost closed door revealed this:

That was so sad, I almost cried. Which obviously didn't stop me from taking the picture first and hugging the pug next.
He is not mad at me anymore.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Chasing the light

Kitchen is the only place in our apartment that gets direct sunlight. If you can call it that... On the sunny afternoon there is a light spot traveling across for a few hours. It stays on the wall above the table for a short while giving me about 20 minutes to play with it without moving furniture:)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

When friends give you flowers

When friends give you flowers - make a picture:)

I'm seriously considering painting the whole wall in similar manner... Less contrasty maybe.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

happy birthday to me

At some point I stopped liking my birthdays, as many people do when they getting older. Last year was pretty bad. All I wanted was to close the curtains, crawl under the blanket and stay like that for a week.
Today  however, I made peace with my birthday. I liked it even. I decided not to sulk, talked to my family in Moscow,  admired awesome gifts my friends got me and was perfectly content to spend a day in Alfred's company.
And then I got flowers. My amazing family arranged delivery and surprised me with a huge bouquet of roses and there was a cute Teddy bear attached to it! This made my day!

Alfred got jealous a bit and tried to steal my Teddy 3 times, so I had to put it away:)
At the end of the day I was really happy that I have a loving husband, wonderful family and so many dear friends!
And of course Alfred. Actually, I think he might be a reason for the sudden end of my birthday blues. And my blues  in general. Owning a dog does make me mellow and happy:)

Monday, March 10, 2014


For all these years that I live in Canada I never saw mimosa flowers. Yesterday we went to a Russian shop to send a parcel to my brother, and on the counter was a branch of mimosa. I asked where did it come from and reply was "from the flower shop across the street".
So, I've got one for myself. It comes from France instead of Georgia, we bought it for 15 $ from the shop and not from an old lady near metro station, but who cares, right? The smell is exactly as I remember it. It smells like March 8! It smells like spring in Moscow.

Alfred has no clue what it is, but he is fascinated.