So as for what's actually occurring in everyday life, my cousin Bre came from France to stay with me for a few days! It was wonderful to have her here and do some of the tourist things I hadn't gotten around to yet. We did the London Eye, which has a gorgeous view at night. It's always seeing London by night that makes me feel lucky to live here. (Probably something to do with all those magical lights, or all those annoying people in the daytime.) We had a couple dinners out, hunting down a good local for Indian food and ending up another night at the trendy and delicious Wahaca. I hope the rest of her journey around England goes smoothly. :)
Now I'm watching my tea on the windowsill send steam curling up into the air. Time to get back to some fun-delayed work.