08 March 2013

Another week, another Seven Quick Takes

The kitty freaks out after she poops. She is 20 years old. She leaps off the top of the short flight of stairs from the kitchen to the living room (4 steps) and runs across the living room, hides under furniture, meows super duper loud, runs when we chase her around the apartment, runs up all the stairs to the bedroom (8 steps), hides under the bed, runs into the closet, runs out, and generally gets really fruity. She is pretty spry for being so old.

This only lasts, at most, 5 minutes and then she puts herself to bed for the next four hours.

Spring break is starting a day early today with a snow day! Spring break for me just really means that I get to do research work and not worry about classes as much.

I'm in my fourth year and graduate school and I'm still taking classes. Ugh.

I am going yoga crazy. I look forward to doing it every week and I want to do as many classes as I can. Breathing, it does good things to your body. Who knew?

I made the chickpea flour pizza I linked to a few weeks ago and it was not fabulous when I tried cooking it in the oven, everything dried out too much. It was much better when I cooked it on the stove-top with a lid to steam it a bit. I put browned onions, swiss chard, and roasted butternut squash (which tastes like burnt marshmallows when you over roast them) on top.

Matthew and I have been going a little tea crazy lately. We went through and bought a large variety of teas from Upton Tea and have been slowing making our way through them. My favourites so far: Baker Street Blend (very mellow smokiness), Gen-mai Cha (tastes like popcorn!), and Decaf Chai Agni (the chili pepper gives it a bit of a kick). It is amazing how much volume the tea leaves take up once they unfurl, I'm glad I only put 1 tsp of the Thai oolong in my teapot, it expanded to fill up the entire basket. Maybe next time, I'll try to just put the tea directly in the teapot to allow for more expansion.

I am also putting together a collection of tea that is not quite my cuppa. I'm finding that my tastes are for a strong black with no floral or sweet flavours. Why did I think that I would like Sweet Orange Black Tea?

We started watching the TV show The Americans on Hulu last night. We were only planning on watching one episode and that turned into watching three. I am really really enjoying the show thus far. Warning, it is a bit sexually and violently graphic.


  1. Sita is hilarious. Why does she freak out that way?

    1. When we mentioned it to the vet, she said "Well, pooping is exciting." Sita doesn't seem to be in any pain, so I guess it is just very satisfying for her!

    2. Oh wow, that's weird. I wonder if it's an "old" thing. Well, I'm glad she's enjoying it so much. LOL