I'm not a huge fan of winter, but when you live in a city like mine, you have to get used to the fact that the majority of your months will be spent indoors escaping from the cold. Today the forecast was for -18'C and ice crystals. I wondered what the heck ice crystals were until my walk home from the office where I was pelted in the face by tiny little shards of ice. Hey, at least the sun was still out!
Normally around this time of year I get a bit of spring fever. I hate waking up in pitch black and motivating myself to 'get up and get going because a great day lies ahead'. I'm tired of layering on the scarves and the mitts and walking through the snow/slosh on the street. I long for sunshine, flowers, green leaves, and to hear birds chirping (apparently I want to live in a Disney cartoon).
But for now I must pretend I live here, in this room flooded with natural light, exciting spring fabrics, a side table of strange items which I cannot identify and a lamp that doesn't need to be turned on in February.
As Valentine's Day falls on a Monday this year and D and I won't likely get a chance to see each other today, we decided to celebrate a little early. We went to a hockey game on Friday night to cheer on our home team, had a delicious meal of prime rib, roast potatoes, asparagus, poached pears and ice cream on Saturday at a newly discovered steakhouse, and checked out some fluffy kittens at a locally owned pet emporium on Sunday. A great way to spend the weekend with my Valentine.
Hope you're spending it with friends, family or a special someone.
Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbit. I have been taught that the Chinese New year is the most important of traditional Chinese holidays and is a time to reconcile, forget all grudges and sincerely wish peace and happiness for everyone. I'm definitely no expert in the holiday and am only beginning to understand some of the customs associated with the celebration, but any day that involves feasts, family and good cheer is reason enough for me.
Also making her debut at 0700h this morning was my best friend's little girl, Kamryn Amber. Both Mom and baby are doing well.
My best friend and her husband, both whom I've known since elementary age, are expecting their first child very soon. Like having-contractions-just-last-night soon. They found out it's a little girl which is so exciting because my best friend and I used to play 'house' at each other's homes when we were kids and now she's living out our fantasies for real (minus the crying, no sleep, changing diapers, turn your life upside down part)!
I've always dreamed of dressing up a little girl in cute clothes but I'm not a huge fan of hot pink bubblegum explosions (just watch, that will be all the rage when I have kids). So when came across London based designer, LIHO, my jaw dropped in cuteness overload. Is it possible to have clothing envy of a three year old? Either way, I thought the clothes were great and I can't wait to spoil their soon to be arrival with hugs, and snuggles and maybe a dress or two.