it's a moody, overcast day in the charlottesville area.
i am working a closing shift at rebecca's this evening, so spent the morning running errands and hanging out at the twisted branch tea bazaar. i love this place. it is very much like a cafe in dharamsala called khana nirvana. it's a total hippy haven, with the smells and sounds of india. there is funky artwork all around, shelves displaying teapots of various influence, lots of dark wood and pillows and fabric and hookahs and altars. and they make a mean chai. at the bottom of my teapot was a huge slab of ginger.
a cause for celebration: last night i sewed up a pair curtains for the first time ever! i cut a sari scarf of dark greyish khadi fabric in two, and finished it off so each panel could slide and bunch up on a curtain rod. the color works well in our bright yellow living room. with each churn of my sewing machine i am filled with domestic euphoria. and we can finally take down the make-shift tibetan cloth door that doesn't belong in a window anyway.
ok, so maybe i don't have a whole lot to talk about.
tim kaine for virginia governor!