October 22nd, 2013


In which the only sign of my internal panic is my toes clenching

Last night we did two-ups. Two-ups are scary. Scary enough so that Happy now has a bruise on his shoulder where I was death-gripping him with my toes. This is a two-up:

It's a really long way down from up there, and nothing at all like standing on a ladder.

So we did that, and then we walked around a little bit, and then my base decided that standing on one leg would be fun, and I think that's when my toes went *clench* because psychologically, that's just a little bit challenging.

Just a little bit. *cough*

However, apart from my frustration with my complete lack of spatial awareness when being spun around upside down under someone else's control*, I think we're improving. As in, we did better at the things we learned last week, and successfully attempted new things. Also I got to climb on my partner like he's a horse and for some reason this makes me happy.

* I'm fairly sure this is normal. But I'm told that eventually you get used to living in Topsy-Turvy world and get your brain back. I am looking forward to that day.

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Meanwhile, I walked all round town yesterday looking for a new watering can and nobody had one. Well, that's not true. A couple of places had them but it seems that watering cans are currently Retro!Trendy, so they're all enamelled and decorative and tiny. When you're trying to water an actual garden you need at least 10 litres, and most of them only came in 5. However, in Reasons to Love the Internet #432, I was able to get a proper one from a garden centre and have it delivered for half the price of one of those flowery toy ones.

And, my goodies arrived! All at once! I now have the leather, buckles, rivets and Wonderflex needed to complete the outfit. All I'm waiting on is the maille, which will take a week or two. But that's ok, I have plenty to go on with...