drowning my cares

white bathtub

This is where I go to forget. And feel better. And rest. And restore myself. And feel born again.

Also: Clean.

Out of all the things in my life right now – all the things I love – my tub is my best friend, and the only thing that truly seems to calm me.

What calms you?

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My #photo365 project on Tumblr.

magical bowls

kitchen cupboard

I store produce in two glass-fronted cupboards in my kitchen. Each cupboard holds several bowls on shelves, and to a friend of mine, it looks like the bowls magically replenish themselves every week.

I wish.

This whimsical idea has been entertaining me, though. What if I really did have magical bowls? What if they really did fill themselves with fresh produce whenever I emptied them? How would my life be different if I never again had to shop for groceries?

It’s also got me thinking: How would my life be different if it were full of magical objects and machines that did all my work for me? Clothes closets that magically washed all my dirty clothes? Pet food dishes that magically fed my cats? A car that magically drove me around the city? Computers that magically wrote blog posts for me…?

Do you wish you had magical things?

iPhone 5

Some other photos from my day: My new iPhone 5, above. It’s for work. I bought a case for it on Sunday. I’m quite pleased with myself – the case seems quite durable, which should protect the device when I inevitably drop it.

burnt pot

I burned this pot yesterday morning when I was making my breakfast. I include it mostly as a salve for my friend Andrew, who seems to think that I’m a perfect cook. Note to Andrew: I’m not.

cats eating supper

Some people have been asking me about my cats, after they ate lilies and had an unexpected visit to the emergency vet. They’re fine now. None the worse for wear, thankfully.

Lindt sea salt chocolate

Finally, I am seriously addicted to chocolate these days. I bought a bunch of this Lindt chocolate on the weekend, and I’m plowing through it much too fast. This photo is likely blurry because my hands were so close, they were shaking with frustrated desire…

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See just the #photo365 photos, here.

summer bed

summer bed

This has been a hot summer. Supremely hot. Which has meant a few nights when I’ve been incredibly uncomfortable, because I don’t have air conditioning, and I use a heavy blackout curtain over my bedroom window to keep out moonlight and streetlight. One of my strategies to keep my bed as cool as possible is to use 100% cotton sheets and fall asleep with a fan (on a timer) blowing on my body. This is my summer bed (above).

I appreciate cool nights.

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More posts on bedrooms

comfort – cooling off my rooms

bookshelves and blue dressers

On Thursday night (after the outdoor daytime temperature went above 20C (68F), and the indoor temperature in my apartment got above 27C (80F), I visually “cooled” my room by putting away any clutter. In the summer, when it can get over 37C (100F), I get super minimalistic with my interior decorating, and try to stick with as much white as possible.

I appreciate spareness.

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Photo theme for March: Comfort