So much to tell, so little time. Life has been keeping me busy lately and I’m not complaining. It also means that it’s been keeping me out of trouble. You know what they say about an idle mind… Let’s see what has been happening with me. Not that much actually, but work has been busy – it’s that time of year, preparation of T4s & Relevé 1, making sure that things are in order, etc.; hours of fun!
I’ve also restarted cooking for others. I used to do that for a few regular customers, you know, like catering… I’ve been doing that, as a sideline, for a few years now. I enjoy cooking and people enjoy my food. Last week was busy in the kitchen. Between preparing (and freezing) meat sauce, I did some Mexican pies and some regular meat pies. I just love our new oven. I can bake six pies at once! I love it! Did I tell you, how much I luuuuv our new oven? Oh, I do love thee!
My neck and shoulders were bothering me, so I went for a deep-tissue massage. Maybe it is because of my years in training in full-contact karate, but I love this. Yes it is painful, even at times, freakin’ painful, but the way I feel after is worth the moments of discomfort. While I was on his table, he noticed that I had a new ring, to which I said: “Yeah, it’s a blog buddy from England, who studied to become a jeweller, who made it as a session project and sent it to me as a Christmas gift! Isn’t it cute?” He stopped hurting me for a few seconds, looked at the ring and said: “I didn’t realise blogging came with gifts!” We talked about what blogging actually came with, the “benefits” of meeting people on line, through a blog, and getting to know some more than others, and caring for them etc. He was truly surprised to hear that I did send stuff to complete strangers, or people I’ve never actually met, and how in some strange ways friendships were forming… It is fascinating when you think about it.
Since I do have short hair, I have to maintain the cut on a regular base, to keep it structured, so monthly I get my hair cut. I get it coloured every other month or so, depending on the colour. I do change colour fairly regularly. I like changes. On the day I go to the Salon, when Hubby comes home he always ask: “What colour is it today?”. Friday when he got home my answer was “raisin”! I like it. I’m not crazy about the streaks left on my towel but that’s only the first few days. I thought of taking a picture, and on it you can also see the ring Purple Pigeon gave me.
Saturday we had dinner with friends. I’m always taken aback (in a way) when people comment on how much they enjoy seeing us as a couple in love. It’s not like we’re all lovey-dovey and can’t keep our hands off each other, our smooching all the time, ‘cause we’re not. When the daughter of our friends, in her early twenties, said she wanted to have a relationship, a couple like what we have, I felt touched and yet wondered why she would say something like that. Hubby thanked her and said he was taking it as a compliment. When I asked him later on what it was about us that made people say that (because it wasn’t the first time!), he doesn’t know either, nor does he care (typical!). We’re happy together and that’s all that matters. He’s right, but still, I’ll have to investigate on that one.
Yesterday I had a “play date” with a girlfriend of mine, for an afternoon of scrapbooking! I did two pages, then came home and did two more. I hadn’t done any in almost a year, so to get back into it was fun. We will try to do this at least once a month until summer. We don’t scrapbook in summer, too many things to do outside!
I didn’t even tell you about the weather we’ve been having either. Remember about two weeks ago we had a big snowstorm, the second or third this winter. Well, in the same week we went from –19° C (-2.2° F) before the wind factor, to 11° C (51.8° F) a few days later. It rained for a few days in a row, to the point where our front lawn was back on grass! Today, it’s snowing, –5° C (23° F) and everything is white again! Go figure! Crazy place we live in and Mother Nature is surely going menopausal and is having some serious hot flashes…
I’ve been meaning to blog more, and yet, work and life in general seems to be getting in the way. I’m just happy I didn’t sign up for the “365 blogging thing”… What have you been up to?