The weather is finally getting warm and I can officially say that Spring is here. I’ve packed up my winter things and I am slowly bringing out my short-sleeves. Today I didn’t have anything planned. If my ankle was healed, I would have gone on a very long walk around town. *sigh*
Anyway, I decided to try and enjoy the warmth of the day on my apartment roof. I’m currently reading a book about happiness that really resonates with me, and reading it outside seems the best way to enjoy it. I thought I’d share my happiness and see how Ari would like it. She loves looking out the windows in my apartment, so I thought this wouldn’t be too bad. (By love, I mean she looks out the window, gets excited, runs around my apartment, scratches at her scratching post, and runs back to the window. haha.) So, I grabbed one of trench-coats to sit on, Ari, and my book. On the roof, the cool breeze was much more pronounced but the heat of the sun felt awesome. Ari, on the other hand, couldn’t decide if she enjoyed it or not.
She cried the whole time. First she was rubbing on me (self-petting?). When she got a little brave, she ventured off my jacket and onto the concrete. She rolled around a few times (still meowing), came back to me, and repeated the process again. I realized she had enough when I caught her jumping on the door handle to go back into the building. (My bathroom has a lever handle and she’s figured out how to open it. Lol) Needless to say, we headed back in after I had read only one very short chapter. This, I think, is a sign that I need a dog. ^_^
A note about apartments
I find there are two types of apartments in Korea: they are either about four stories tall or they are high-rises. The shorter apartments have an enclosed and accessible rooftop. My previous and current apartments have four floors and, therefore, an easily accessible roof. Also, in both apartment buildings, I lived on the top floor with the stairs immediately outside my door. And yes, it is oh so convenient. In my two apartment buildings, there are no first floor apartments (it’s just the entry way and then an open parking lot). The buildings numbered their apartments to avoid the number 4 (which means death). So, in my previous apartment, there were the 200, 300, and 500 apartments. My current apartment has the 100, 200, and 300 apartments. (I lived in 501 and now 301…both of which are on the fourth floor.)