7. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Bob Marley signing ‘Could you be love?’ from the stereo. Outside birds are chirping, and the occasional car passes by.
8. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
I was last outside to take my daughter to the library and the grocery store.
9. Did you dream last night?
I think it was last night, or maybe the night before, that I had this dream that we had moved into a different house. It was rather small and I was moving things around to figure out where everything would fit (all the furniture was all different). I kept discovering new things, like pushing aside carpet and finding out the floor was made of glass. I remembering thinking that I liked the way it looked, but wondered how cold it would be in the winter. I also opened some curtains to find a bunk bed … probably too many conversations about home renos in the evening.
10. Do you remember your dreams?
Logically, this question would have preceded 9 and only if one answered yes to this would one then answer the next question. Having already answered 9, I figured the answer to 10 is a given.
11. When did you last laugh?
I don’t know when I had a good belly laugh, but I do laugh a lot with Miya. It’s very cute to listen to her while she is playing, i.e. “Put the ball in here. Have to move it over. Good idea!” She also sings rather off-key and gets stuck in a loop when she can’t remember the next line of a song so skips back to the start.
12. Do you remember why / at what?
Again, the order of these questions is rather puzzling.
13. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
I’m sitting in the living room. Bookshelves take up much of the wall space, but there is an old oil painting hanging above the fireplace, a batik from Nepal on the wall facing me. To my left hang an African mask and a framed piece of birch bark biting from Saskatchewan.