Sunday, Jan. 08, 2006
Man... the machinations you gotta go through to get some people's pictures!
This would be MC and Toby, though I had to wheedle and whine to get this much, and since MC wouldn't let me photograph him in normal light, I had much Photoshopping to do to get it visible at all. Thus the grainy texture and odd coloration, too.
Notice MC is actually holding Toby's bowl for him and Toby (with tongue extended) is thoroughly enjoying the fact.
We were just yesterday talking about another fact: that they've been here for a little over a week. While the time has flown by, it also now seems inconceivable to think of a time when MC wasn't here, wasn't a part of my life. We're beginning to settle into something of a routine now, though in a lot of ways it seems anything but routine. And besides the obvious advantages to having him here, there are some fringe benefits of a different sort. Since he's here, I cook for us, thereby eliminating the fast-food diet that was my bane. As a result, in one week's time I've begun losing weight, without actually dieting!
The house is clean; MC's nickname could have equally been "Mr. Neat," as he is very organized, very methodical. Not to the point of a phobia, thank God, but certainly more than most of the men in my life. He's gone through and reorganized the computer we share, with my permission and wholehearted support. He always asks me before making any kind of changes. So far I've had no problem whatsoever; he's proven himself more than competent.
It's downright scary how much we have in common, sometimes. The longer we talk, the more we discover in that vein. Our tastes, even generally methods are pretty similar if not identical.
But since we have company en route this morning, I suppose I need to sign off and get things done. I'll hopefully have more pictures later, too!
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )