Good Things: Beginnings
Woke up to shouts of “Woooooooooo!” coming from the park across the street. It’s tobogganing weather and the kids, big and little, are on the hill. The sun is bright and it is bouncing off the snow and into my window. Bright brilliant white light.
Today is my day off and I have scheduled as close to nothing as I can get away with. After many blissful, lucky, and exhausting weeks of rushing from one good thing to another, all day, every day, I have a hankering to settle in at home and get things done. I have lots of writing, making, reading, cooking, eating to do.
Some days feel like a fresh start.
- Today is the day that I start knitting my very first sweater for myself. I have made sweaters for children and animals but never for me. I started knitting at eighteen with the goal of knitting a sweater and it is going to happen, just shy of a decade later.
- I finished (successfully, I think!) my accounting class. In all, I really enjoyed myself. I am learning that hard work is more important than talent. It’s inspiring me to try other things that I always thought would be out of character or too hard or not my thing.
- Yoga class is blowing my mind & limbering me up.
- My pal Ryan launched the first in a monthly series of EP releases for his new project, Boys Republic, & I am listening to it constantly. Rakish is available as a pay-what-you-can download or you can stream the entire thing as a video:
- Met up with a friend for cappuccino & soup & shared some happy secrets.
- I got to stay home from work on Friday night because of a snow day. I felt so giddy when I found out! Took off my work clothes, put on my pajamas. Made myself a boozy hot chocolate and got into bed with a new book.
- Lately like I have been able to find the right words to say what I need to say. Nothing better than good communication when it is needed most.
- Had an Iron Chef marathon & cooked myself a huge feast the next day. Iron Chef Ontario: Sweet Potatoes.
- Dawson’s Creek marathon.
- Clean countertops.
- Working on some care packages, some postcards, for faraway pals.
- Last weekend I was able to see Construction and Destruction & Julie Doiron share a stage and it was one of those shows that you know is going to change you, even before it starts, and then it happens, and it does. Julie played a few things from the Daniel Fred & Julie album which I have been playing nonstop since.
Hope all of yr things are good too. xo