This Fall I’ve been keeping busy with extra-curricular classes. Last night after running home from work and shoveling food in my mouth, I hightailed it to my second French class. Everyone in class was really chatty, well except me, I’m more the sink-into-my chair-and quietly-try-to-cram-verbs-into my brain-type. Despite living in a city with many Francophones and being exposed to it for a long time, I’m shy to speak French. Perhaps, because I’m scared to make mistakes and look foolish. After class, the gregarious, Haitian instructor looked at me and said: “You should be confident! But don’t worry, we’ll practice a lot. You and me.”
Admittedly, her faith and patience me made me feel a bit better. After class, I dropped by my parents place. My mom had gallbladder surgery recently, but she looked really good and the bruising from the incisions was very minimal. Spencer, their now sole basset hound, was his usual affectionate self, possibly more so now with his sister, Katy gone. He kept looking at me with these sad glassy eyes, that seemed to indicate his feelings of loss. It kinda looked like this:
Anyone who tells you that animals aren’t capable of emotions and feeling grief are full of shit. He was one sad, lost puppy.
On another note, I had the singing bus driver this morning. (Click on link to hear him sing) This guy is fairly well known among Ottawans as the driver who sings really loudly, for no apparent reason other than the fact that OC is probably too cheap to buy him a radio. He’s got a great set of pipes and I admire his guts to sing to a group of sleepy commuters, but today, I just wanted to listen to zone out and listen to ‘Swordfish Trombone’ on my i-pod while staring at the fog outside. It’s nice however, to see someone trying to stay happy in their job.
This weekend, my plans involve hopefully buying more sweaters (to replace my overworn ones with holes in them) and looking for a new lamp for my art room. I’m going to try and get some yoga practice in there as well, since its been awhile. I might even make some Fall treats.
Have a good weekend!