Happy spring/autumn, everyone!
We got home from retreat this afternoon, after being gone since Tuesday. The cats (and house) were in truly excellent hands, but both kitties were clearly pleased to see us. Jinksy spent quite a while on my lap getting pets from both of us, but he didn't actually purr for either of us (despite the petting, and despite scruloose
toting him around for a while, both of which are things that he was clearly enjoying) until later this evening, when he hung out on my lap at my desk and finally purred up a storm.
I managed to (very roughly) keep up with my DW reading list while we were away, and now I have an alarming number of tabs open (shocking no one). It's a relief to be back to my desktop system and its real keyboard, and now I can start getting used to the new mouse, which arrived the day before we left. (It's weirdly small! Not unusably so or anything--it's no smaller than the little mouse I use with Hardison-the-laptop--but I was not expecting the size at all.)
I'll be back in the office on Tuesday, and in the meantime, manga work has to happen, scruloose
and I are hoping to get out to dinner with seascribe
, and I'm getting my hair done. (Immediately before work, so I'll undoubtedly be late getting to the office. But my stylist doesn't work until noon, so there's not a lot I can do about that.)
I also really need to order this bathing suit
, since it's currently being offered in a limited-edition purple and
if I order soon I can get it sent to a US address, which should take at least a bit of the sting out of the cost. I've been eyeing these for a year, so I really don't want to miss the purple; I just hope I can work out the sizing properly. (My clothing sizes above and below the waist are different enough to make buying one-piece things tricky. >.< But I have all the measurements Ginny helped me take when I was ordering eShakti dresses, so I'm aiming to be optimistic.)
Unless I'm completely blanking, I haven't bought a bathing suit in a decade. The last one I remember was right before scruloose
, Ginny, and I were in Hawai'i in 2009 (O_O). Last summer, when I actually ventured to the beach for the first time in forever (seascribe
was a good influence!), I picked up a sleeved rashguard top (gotta keep the tattoos out of the sun), and that was enough, since I didn't go into the water. But owning a functional bathing suit seems like a good move.