I don’t post much about what I do from day-to-day, except for round-ups of each month. I will break the pattern by just posting about what’s up!
I am busy planning a trip to Toronto. We’ll be there soon, 5 days/5 nights. This is an annual trip for us now that our kid Link lives there. We’d go more often except for the $$. But we plan each trip like a vacation. Link lives far from downtown with a bunch of roommates, so we’ll be staying downtown in a B&B we haven’t tried before. We over-scheduled ourselves last time, so this trip, we’ll be choosing from:
- Design Exchange “This Is Not a Toy” modern art toy show
- Textile Museum kimono display
- Bata Shoe Museum
- Impossible choice between seeing the musicals Rent or Hedwig!
As well as lots of good restaurants, cafes and some shopping. I am struggling with my packing list since the temperature forecast is for 8C (although better than our last chilly trip in November).
Work and volunteer jobs are leaving me short on time right now, but in my spare moments I’ve been assembling all of our “regular rotation” vegetarian recipes into an iPad-friendly format that Rom and I can both use. I’ll let you know how it turns out!
I’ve got three books on the go right now:
- A Thousand Suns by Nahlah Ayed – a chronicle of wartime journalism, for my book club
- Marzi by Marzena Sawa – a graphic novel about a little girl’s experience of living in Poland, pre-democracy
- Want Not by Jonathan Miles – a literary novel about consumerism
None of them are from my Reading Down the House list, but I have plenty of time to read one of those before month -end, and some quality reading time coming up on my TO flights. If you’re on Goodreads, I’d love it if you friend me there!
Meanwhile, the Spring thaw has finally arrived and it’s a little less grim! Our aboriginal cultures used to consider the thaw/ice break-up/pre-Spring its own season, and I can understand why. What others call Spring, with leaves and flowers, is some distance away.
My posting and replying will be intermittent for the next two weeks, but I’ll check in when I can. I am looking forward to the getaway!