I woke up to a bed full of cuddles from 4 of my favorite people, a birthday message from Mexico and a power outage. I was given a basket of presents from my girls, who had lovingly picked and purchased all items from the almighty Giant Tiger last week. It felt like a lifetime had passed as I waited for them to choose the right gifts. There were countless requests for me to try on footwear with my eyes closed. There were eyes rolling in the very long line as my 6 year old counted out her change for the teller. It was all worth it. What 42 year old woman doesn’t need a pair of Betty Boop slippers? You’d be hard pressed to find one. If you do, she simply doesn’t know she wants them yet.
After the kids got on the bus, Ernie (my dog) and I went for a cross country ski on our property. Then Jess and I went to Sandbanks for a walk on the snowy beach. Off we went to Bloomfield for some eye candy at Kokito and then lunch at The Agrarian. I wobbled out of there from my lunchtime pint, and after a few stops in Picton we headed back home to a house full of power. So far so good.
I have to admit I’ve been having some winter blues lately. A combination of inactivity, a lack of socializing, and worrying about loved ones back in Toronto has put me in a bit of a funk. I am usually a glass is half full type of gal, so I got a little side swiped by it all. I am on the mend. I got out for a girl’s night on Friday with some new friends, and I’ve been out skiing for the third day in a row. Plus I am back in Toronto in a few days to help those who need it. And it’s my birthday, so it’s hard to be bummed out with so many birthday wishes and all the love I have in my life.
I am the luckiest girl in the world, and I still have more cake to eat in the near future. What more could a young girl want? And by young, I meant me. I just needed to clarify that in case you were confused.