Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

One fine day, I was driving down the road near my home admiring how butterflies were flying up my windshield and over my Nissan Leaf without splatting on the glass. I thought how lovely having an aerodynamic car was. Through my haze of bliss, I opened my garage, pulled in, and got out to plug in my car. There on the front bumper near the little charging door was a flattened butterfly. Well, crap! There goes my joy! oh well. I guess not all butterflies get to live happily ever after. So, I very carefully pulled it off by the very edge of its wings and went outside to drop it on the ground so it could maybe feed a bird or something…circle of life and all that.

As I released it, would you believe that it opened its wings and FLEW OFF! Now, I’m not talking about flew a few feet and then collapsed and died. It flew at least 50 feet and then landed in a field of wildflowers. At this point, all the facts about butterflies not being able to fly if you touch their wings flashed through my head. I squashed that logic right down and focused on how little I had touched it and I chose to believe that the butterfly lived in a land of unicorns and rainbows…you know, for like a day, cause butterflies don’t live that long.

But still, it was pretty freaking cool to have a butterfly that had been dead fly off into the flowers! WINNING!

Ps. In case you were wondering, it was moving much too fast to be a zombie butterfly. It was well and truly alive….I think. Happy Friday the Thirteenth!

Ps. I’ve logged over 12,000 miles on my Leaf!

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On a recent morning, I was awakened at 5:30am by my washer delivery people calling to say they were lost near my home while trying to deliver during a 6-10 delivery time window. Who delivers at 6 much less 5 freaking 30 in the am ?!? …in the dark in the country. That’s the kind of thing that gets someone accidently shot.
Not by me, mind you, cause I was asleep, but I have neighbors with shotguns that they have been known to pull out if someone looks suspicious. I’m talking about a moving truck pulling up to my house in the middle of the night and two grown men getting out while one stays in the truck to be the lookout / getaway driver suspicious…and before you ask, yes, they were wearing hoodies – it is actually somewhat chilly at 5:30am! They unloaded the washer and went on their merry way.
Then, I got ready for work.
Then, I got into my Nissan Leaf and was excited that I was going to be fairly on time for work on account of the delivery people showing up before the arse crack of dawn.
Then, I sat in traffic…
On the upside, I grew 5 trees and only used 40% of a charge. Man, I love this car! Because if you have to sit in traffic for two hours, you should at least have twice your personal record of trees to show for it! It was nice to think of all the gas money I’d saved!

Ps. Yes, I had plenty of juice left to get home in the evening. :)


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