August 4th, 2017

Smoke me...

The Canadian smoke has draped Seattle in a haze that is really picturesque. Instagram and Twitter have been replete with beautiful sunset and sunrise photos from the past few days. The smoke is blocking out a lot of the sun which is keeping the way too hot temperatures from being africa hot.

I'm going to venture out today. Two quick stops. I probably shouldn't and don't really need to but I want to so I'm going to try it. Goodwill (I need large, old, t-shirts to practice an idea on) and Uwajimaya (I need a poke bowl and some crunchy raw veggies.)

My cat Zoey has been trying out all manner of weird napping places lately. As I type this, she's sprawled out on my placemat at the dinner table. Yesterday, I found her on a credenza that I've never seen her even near before.

At yesterday's meeting, and in probably complete opposition to Cat Law, she was quite involved in the proceedings. The consultant put his little recorder down on the ottoman and turned it on to record the meeting. Zoey wandered over and sat on it. Thwarted there, she tried to nuzzle one of the attendee's hair. Then, when the building manager had to leave, she got into his chair and spent the rest of the meeting watching. Happily she did not saw anything snarky but I'm sure she had some bon mots at the ready.

Lived to tell the tale

OMG it is soooo bad out. I've never been in air this filthy. I did not linger from car to place but I did not walk fast enough to require more breathing than usual. Got exactly what I wanted in Goodwill and not even too much more. Then on to Uwajimaya where I got a poke bowl for lunch and a variety of raw veggies to cut up and have for dinner with some cold noodles.

I've been save inside airconditioned-ville now for 20 minutes and all is fine. My eyes were really itchy when I first came in and my throat was itchy, too but now I've had a bunch of ice water and some eye drops and I'm breathing fine. So I'm declaring victory and I'm not going out again. Maybe ever.