D is for Daydream. I know it's not even the end of February but I'm daydreaming of sunny days outside with a glass of wine. . What are you dreaming of? #scenefromtheceiling . (Huge huge shout out to @allthatisshe for inspiring me and even more for encouraging me on Twitter to try something new.)
Halifax remembered that winter in Canada = snow. I didn't mind too much. It did mess up some of our plans but I shoveled and took yoga pictures in the snow, cleaned the bedroom, and relaxed so it wasn't all bad. . Plus there's really nothing like a cup of green tea after pushing 5-10 cm of snow out of your driveway. . Do you have snow in your area right now?
Not many things are better than a weekend. Except a long weekend. I am SO grateful for three days off work. . I have a fantastic mix of mini plans, total relaxation, and creative endeavors in store. Now it's Saturday night and I'm waiting on a late supper while pondering whether to watch a movie or read tonight or maybe start season 2 of The Crown. The best part is I still have two whole days ahead of me. . What are you up to this weekend?
I don't feel like I need a special day to tell someone that I love them but since it IS Valentine's day I will say that I love him more every single day. I will never take for granted all the amazing things he does for me or for our family or the sacrifices that he has made for everyone else's benefit. And believe me there's a LOT. . It's been an adventure since day one and I am so lucky.
I've been craving noodles a lot lately so George bought a variety of Ramen noodle packs so I could have them whenever I'm in that chopstick-y mood. This time I went for a spicy-ish option and although theyvwerent as hot as I might have wanted they were definitely tasty! . Never underestimate how much it means when your husband shows up with exactly what you need just because he was paying attention. #whpwithlove . What's your favorite ramen flavor?
Wondering how much longer it will be before I can enjoy a coffee outside on a warm sunny day again. . How are you spending this fine Saturday?
Last night I closed the living room blinds to snowfall and went upstairs with some tea and a book. By the time I put my head down I could hear rain hitting the windows and winds gusting down the street. . Then this morning I woke up to above freezing temperatures and bare ground. . (And if you check my stories you'll see I walked into a surprise snowfall after getting off the bus; not 15 minutes later it seems to have stopped.) . I am a self proclaimed fan of slow living. Right now I want to slow down to the point of hibernation until this all settles the eff down. . Who's with me?
Winter here is weird. This photo I took after a storm is what you'd generally expect to see. Meanwhile today we have a forecast of snow, then dropping temperatures, then freezing rain, then warming temperatures, then straight rain, and finally potential flooding. Also maybe locusts and plagues and the rapture. I don't know. . Now excuse me. If you need me I'll be over here with my eyes closed, fantasizing about a beach in Bali. . What's your weather been doing lately?
Here's to a Tuesday that feels a lot like a Monday, by far the longest of all days. I feel like this would taste better at home on my couch. 😉 . (This post is not sponsored by @starbucks but I wish it was!) . Coffee or tea? What's your favorite?
I swear to God, this is how cold it feels to me right now. I'm so happy I had a nice lazy Sunday that involved blankets and space heaters and tea. And blogging too! New post up at busyzenlife.com or link in profile. . What's your favorite thing about winter?
I wasn't a big fan of the color pink for a really long time. Maybe it's a side effect of being born a girl and wearing way too much pink as a child. . Over the past couple of years though, it's been growing on me. I have a preference for bright pinks and you can spot it in my favorite winter hat and my new lipstick. . What's your favorite color? . (My daughter is freaked out by this cinemagraph lol) #whpillusion
I was 15 when I had my first panic attack. I had no idea what was wrong with me. My parents took me to our family doctor and I then saw an ENT and a neurologist. Not one of them knew what was going on. I had a clean bill of physical health - no one thought to look at my mental health. No one told me I had an anxiety disorder. . It went away after grade 10 was over and my stress lessened. It resurfaced at age 24 and has not left my side since. . Running and yoga help a lot. Essential oils, meditation, and self care help. I've recently discovered Tapping (EFT) and that's been great. . But my anxiety disorder with panic attacks has not disappeared and likely never will. It's been my faithful companion for almost two decades. . The thing that has helped the most has been talking. I used to hide it from just about everyone. You'll still be hard pressed to tell I'm having an attack unless I tell you. But I don't hide my anxiety disorder any more. I talk about it and write about it. . It feels good to talk and I'm happy to listen too. The best part is when I started talking others talked back and I quickly learned I was not alone. It can be isolating, so knowing I have company helps so much. . If you need to talk I will listen. Fuck the stigma. #BellLetsTalk
I'm going to open a café and serve a new drink. I'm calling it a Snowpaccino. What do you think? . Last night and into today Halifax got a bunch of snow and then some freezing rain, and we may get some extra snow tonight but I'm not sure because I don't want to look at the forecast. 🙈 . The kids had a snow day and I did not but at least I made it safely into work and back. . I wish it was the weekend. I'm ready to sleep in. Alas.
Sundays are for peace and quiet. Other than the bit of laundry I need to tackle later, I have nothing in particular to do today. Considering that 40 hours of work loom in the week ahead, I am just fine with a lack of plans. There is nothing like a serene view out my window and a calm day ahead to make me happy. #whpsmile . What are you up to?
Anyone who has known me for more than five minutes knows that I'm 100% a summer girl. But even I have to say that sometimes the snow is beautiful - especially when it's the first real snowfall of the year and it brings big fluffy flakes. . Besides, winter means cute pompom hats and slowing down a little so I guess it's not all bad. . Still. It's almost summer soon right?