I have been set upon by The Winter Blues, which are an annual visitors, arriving around mid-January, and making themselves at home until well into March. Some years they are more draining than others, depending on how much energy I have on hand to fend them off. So, following my wise and departed friend Helen's advice, I made a point of looking for the fleeting moments in the day that made me smile....
There is a secondhand shop right by my bus stop and they have a store cat that likes to sleep by the front door. They put a cushion on the floor for him to sleep on and his "all is right with the world" napping position just begged for a photo. Apparently the pink pads on a cat's paw are referred to in some cute-obsessed circles as "Toe Beans". If you watch The Big Bang Theory, you'll know what song immediately came to mind...
"Soft kitty, warm kitty
little ball of fur
sleepy kitty, happy kitty
Purr, Purr, Purr"
After a particularly grueling week at work, I came home on Thursday to find an actual ...parcel in my mailbox. As I am one of those people who still gets paper bills by mail, getting something other than an envelope from Bell, Rogers, or London Hydro was worth celebrating. It was from the ever-so-lovely Sarah Misfit....
It was wrapped in tissue from a Butterick dress pattern; creative, and environmentally conscious, Sarah is!
Inside - a very cool book about a little rat who lives in a bookstore, and discovers that by eating books, he is able to read. I'm not sure I'm going to start feeding Fred pages of my personal library, but it looks like a delightful read; two photo postcards by Miss Misfit herself, and a lovely flower brooch in a cute little box. Sarah, your timing was perfect, and thank you, for ending my day on a high note.
This is what I was wearing that day. The sweater dress was thrifted, and I wear it a lot in the winter as it is warm and layers really well. I accessorized it with red, plaid, and silver, flat hair, and my best attempt at a smile.
sweater dress - Value Village
turtleneck - Giant Tiger ($3!)
plaid leggings - The Bay
frilly slip - thrifted
Neosens ankle boots - From Mars
I am having a girl weekend with a good friend that is hopefully going to include good food, cocktails, shopping, and maybe even some dancing, so those blues can just go **ck themselves!