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Katriona's Diary

...we travel, indeed, to find honest friends... R.L.S.

cruelness
harris
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Yesterday it's raining in the morning then cloudy, a cold gloomy day. I heard some cruel news from a friend and have felt blue all day, could not drive off the sad image from my mind. There are too many cruel things everywhere in this world, and in my office I face countless unreasonable things everyday. If it's just unreasonable and stupid things, we may laugh at them and forget them for a while, but the cruelness...  The knowledge that there are people or animals suffering in the terrible situation and the anger at who caused the situation haunt us always. Of course we should not think about them too seriously, we should focus on our own life and enjoy it first, then worry about others. Though in my case the suffering "others" are the animals - small rabbits which can do nothing to change the situation by themselves, I can't help but feel a kind of irritation or fretfulness about the fact I can do quite little to help them. I've felt quite uneasy all day.
This morning we had nice sunshine after some gloomy days, it made me feel much better. I still worry about the rabbits - I did some donation to the volunteers (but the problmes is there are not enough volunteers at all in this case nor donated money etc) and I don't think I can do more. It's a pity.
My rabbit Tako was a rescued rabbit, her predecessor Mr.Uma, and his Mikebo were too. I have taken good care of them, made their life happy (so I believe). But volunteer in more activity to save the animals is beyond my capacity like the more serious and bigger social problems are.
To ignore the cruelness in the world may be coward, but...  :(

Winter days...
mikebo
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Yesterday(Saturday) evening I went to enjoy the concert of classical music, the program was Beethoven's 9th symphony. This symphony is performed mostly in the end of the year here so this great music (and quite well performed yesterday!) was not only impressive but also filled me with the complex emotion which we feel just in the end of year. I've worn the kimono (for the first time in this several months) for the concert. It looked nice & I enjoyed, but it's not relaxing attire and sitting on the hard chair of the concert hall in it has made my shoulders and neck stiff X( 

(My kimono - in a mirror. Left one: with a coat for kimono.)

I slept late this morning - partly because of the tiredness but also because it's cold and rather dark morning. It's not raining but cloudy, miserably cold day, I've heated the room all day. So Tako was relaxed on the warm floor.


Outside on the verandah one of the cats (the one with a injured paw) has been sleeping for hours in a cardboard box I put on the verandah. I was glad it's helpful for him. Middle of the afternoon it started raining. I miss the sunshine...

Relief on a chilly day
garden
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Today it's cloudy and chilly, but in the afternoon we had some mild sunshine which is really welcomed! And our homeless cats also loved this precious sunshine on our verandah.





But... yes I know you are happy, still... How do you think his behavior??

(I took this from behind the window glass.)

winter days
harris
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And we still have had the cold days, and some wet days too. But we know this is quite normanl... I mean, this is the usual winter temperature. And every day now I wear the warm coat, turn on the heating. The homeless cats seem to be rather sad early morning outside of our window... but they are lively and I admire their vitality. Meanwhile my rabbit Tako is alone spoilt on the heated carpeted floor every evening XD

Cold!
daily life
katriona_s
It's cooooold! This is almost the tempetarure of midwinter! In the evening and early morning I turn on the floor heating still it's not easy to get out of my futon bed every morning! And it's raining tonight, I hope the homeless cats are safe and warm in their shelter. As for my rabbit Tako, she looks content on the floor heating and under the sofa. A happy girl!

Saving a life
mikebo
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Today, early in the evening. When I stood in front of the drawers and put the clean clothes which were washed & dried today into it, I heard the very small buzzing from somewhere nearby. First I thought it might be the phonecall or message to my mobile which happened to be on the dressing table next to the drawer, but it wasn't. There was no electrical appliances around the drawers. The small buzzing stopped, then I heard it again. I was perplexed, then tried to catch the subtle sound. When I caught the sound again, I found it came from the T shirt I've just put into the drawer. I took it out, went out of the front door, opened the folded T shirt and shook it. Then... I saw a very small beetle flew away under the porch light!

We hang the washing outdoors, so it must have entered inside of the T shirt during the daytime and been there for hours! Anyway, I feel rather good, I apparently saved a small life! X)

iPad
harris
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Recently I got a new iPad for the old one has broken. The new iPad is quite light and nowadays it’s very inconvenient without internet so I’m going to bring this in my bag - I don’t have any smartphone - but it’s not easy to learn how to use it! When I struggle with this I find 1 hour or 2 hour go easily and I feel like I wasted the precious time... sigh.

cold day
harris
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Today it's cloudy and just sometimes mild sunshine. In the afternoon the temperature has dropped, it's wuite chilly. We humans turned on the heating. But our familiar homeless cats looked cold on the verandah. I worry about the injured one - the wound on his left forefoot was still red and looked festerd. We could do nothing but feeding him, and I hope he'd find the good shelter from this coldness.

earrings and necklace
daily life
katriona_s
Today I wore these necklace and earrings. I bought them when I was a highschool student. They were not the expensive things, just glass beading and wire but as a teenager I thought they were beautiful, and have treasured and worn them from time to time for many years. Even now I can remember the  small shop of glass accessories where I and my friend visited and found these, and I feel happy to have kept them until now :)

chilly!
hotspur
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The weather and the temperature are quite changeable lately. Yesterday it's like in October, I felt rather warm with my winter clothes. And today the temperature has dropped, and it's very wet - thus my feeling was also rather gloomy X(  In the evening I turned on the floor heating of my room. My rabbit Tako seems to be happy on the warm floor X)  The weather forecast says tomorrow  the temperature might rise again. It's quite difficult to decide what to wear ... and a bit irritating. You know, it's winter now so I want winter-like weather, not the oddly warm day!