In Which She Complains About the Weather Being Too Warm


Am I the only one in Southwestern Ontario who thinks that it’s a bit too warm for a late autumn yet people seem to ignore it and still dress in layers? I mean, last weekend was pretty warm but Troy and I seemed to be the only people walking around in t-shirts and jeans with no coats on. And I’m a tropical island girl! What’s up with that? I thought Canadians were cold-proof!

Anyway, I was just checking the weather forecast and the temperature is supposed to be falling today. Sweet! Though only to 5°C, which isn’t exactly cold, but it’s still better than low-teens. By Sunday, the temperature will be down to -1°C at the highest. Yay! And with flurries! Double yay! And then Troy will start getting grumpy every time I insist on us going some place to take pictures. Poor Troy. Unlike me, he hates cold weather and snow. And he’s still waiting for winter to grow old on me, in vain.

They’ve been getting tonnes of snow out West, even in Vancouver. I wonder when our turn will be.

Blast from the Past

At the Christmas party last weekend, I mentioned to the people seated with us that I was Indonesian. Someone said, “Indonesia used to be a Dutch colony, right?” I said, “Yes, for three and a half centuries.” Then they added, “My family is Dutch.” And I was like, ummmm… Should I tell them that the Dutch were crap rulers and were so successful at keeping the Indonesian people uneducated that it actually took us three and a half frickin’ centuries to smarten up and kick their collective butt out of the country? And that to this day we still secretly wish we’d been a British colony instead? Luckily for them, I got distracted by food and didn’t remember having that conversation until this morning. Heh.

Anti-Social Procrastinator Extraordinaire

BHF Challenge #1: Halloween
Tonight marks the beginning of the holiday season. Well, for Troy and me anyway. It’s Troy’s work Christmas party tonight and next weekend, it’s Christmas get-together for Troy’s family from his mother’s side and the weekend after that it’s the get-together for Troy’s family from his father’s side. Ack! It’s a bit too much for my liking, really. Especially since I don’t really celebrate Christmas, not being a Christian and all. I’m only in it for the presents, there I said it. :P I’d say “and also for the food” but my stomach is still cranky, I don’t think I could enjoy much of the Christmassy food goodness this year.
Anyway, I hope there’ll be turkey on the table tonight, among other things. I know there was some turkey last year which was gone really quickly because it was oh so good. I doubt my stomach will be able to handle anything but poultry meat. I’ll have to remind myself not to have any gravy sauce. Fatty stuff can only make my poor tummy feel miserable. And oh all the cakes I’ll be seeing but not being able to eat! That’ll make me cry a little.
Now I just have to shower, wash my shirt, iron Troy’s shirt, and I’ll be good to go. That doesn’t sound like a very long to-do list, but trust me, it’ll take awhile to accomplish since I’m a procrastinator extraordinaire (man, I love the sound of it). And God knows how easily distracted I am. Oh look, a squirrel!

Not Nice

Seagull and Water Bottle

We woke up to a very foggy morning. I think it was because the sun was out yesterday. The sun is out today, too. We might wake up to another foggy morning tomorrow. I wanted to take pictures of all the fogs but foggy morning in the suburb doesn’t really look all that dramatic so I put down the camera and laid myself flat on my back in bed with no pillows under my head. I felt the most comfortable feeling I’d felt in weeks.

My stomach had just started feeling better when my period began. Now it’s feeling like crap again. Ugh! Periods suck. The only edible thing that can soothe my stomach seems to be the watermelon. Too bad watermelons are so expensive at this time of year. And I only have a few slices left.

We need to do grocery shopping. It’s not even a week yet since the last time we did grocery shopping. But the last time, we picked up mostly vegetables. Vegetables, they’re gone really quickly. All you have to do is cook once. Oh bad food, how I miss thee! But my stomach doesn’t like you anymore.

I was running out of rice yesterday, but I still had plenty of glutinous rice. I cooked the glutinous rice because I wanted to make some fried rice for lunch. But once fried, the final product looked like a big, herbal-y, lumpy goop. Didn’t look all that appetizing. I ate some anyway because I was hungry but I threw the rest away. It didn’t taste all that great either.

I’ve been listening to Cat Power all morning. Her voice soothes me. Troy thinks she’s creepy. I don’t know why.

Once I wanted to be the greatest
Two fists of solid rock
With brains that could explain
Any feeling
Cat Power, The Greatest

I should shower and go for a walk. Maybe it will make me feel better and less complainy.

Feeling Under the Weather

Lonely Road
I haven’t been feeling well for a week or so. Must’ve caught a stomach bug or something. I decided to go on a strict fruit and low-fat/low-cholesterol diet to try to eliminate the problem. I’m feeling better now (here’s hoping I don’t jinx it by blogging about it), i.e. no more bloating, and the best thing is, I’ve lost at least 15 lbs.! I do need to lose weight badly so I don’t really mind it. In fact, I quite welcome it.
I think I’m going to continue with this diet, even when I’m back in my tip top shape. I’m not a big fan of vegetables (though I eat more vegetables now than I did, say, two years ago) but I LOVE fruits. And really, now that I’m in Canada, food is not really all that tempting compared to when I was still in Indonesia. Why? Because there is no Indonesian food around unless I cook it myself, while in Indonesia, delicious Indonesian food can be had easily and cheaply from street vendors who deliver the food right to your doorstep. Not a big fan of North American/European food here. Sorry! :P And God knows I only cook because I have to.