Monday, February 20, 2017

A grand day off

Today has been Family Day here in Ontario, and I must say I enjoyed it. There was a good deal of lazing and then coffee out, with Jan:


Fun fact: there is nothing more restful than café au lait in a bowl, unless you are wearing a splint on one hand. Oops.

(I took the splint off. Nobody fainted from the shock.)

Over breakfast I flipped through a magazine I didn't get to finish at Christmas and found this dish set I particularly admire:


I really love all these classic homely things that are still made in England after more than a hundred years in business. Of course, I had to look up the pottery, and enjoyed browsing through its blog. Now I want these dishes even more. Maybe just the tiered dessert plate?

I also thought about whether there is anyplace Pete and I could use this tile placement for a path when we landscape our tiny backyard (Nope.)


I did not do dishes, or cook, or clean anything.

But I finally went inside St. James' Cathedral, across the street from where we live. It smells really good in there, sort of like old church, but in the best way. Also there is gorgeous encaustic tile at the entry.  I would love to see it all dressed up for a wedding, or Christmas, neither of which were happening today.

When I got home I thought about what life would be like if I had more energy to enjoy it, and considered how hard my body is working to heal my hand, and tried to be more patient.

I remembered that Netflix offers the movie Enchanted, and re-watched the musical number set in Central Park. It's very cheering and catchy. I also reflected on Amy Adams and her impressive range of acting skills and movie credits.This prompted me to double check her film list at imdb.com to be sure I was thinking of the same actress I thought I was, and as I read through her trivia page I learned that Meryl Streep taught her to knit.

I found out that Meryl Streep and Amy Adams both knit. I wonder what they like to make?

While I was out with Jan I ate what was called a Magic Bar that turned out to be a massive amount of sugar delivered through chocolate, coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate chips. I think I'm just going to have eggs for supper and then maybe never eat again.

Or maybe I'll just make some tea, and enjoy the evening.

I hope you have had a nice day at the end of your weekend! Did you do anything special?