Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sunday, December 08, 2013
We went for a hike to savour the outdoors, as every day without rain in Lower Mainland winter is a bonus.
The streams and puddles were frozen (much ice smashing); the fungi on the trees looked creepy (much photography); we walked briskly to keep warm (much chatter).
But mainly, no whingeing.
A first in a long time.
So maybe we just looked like a family out for a hike, rather than full scale war on six legs.
We talked about moving house. A dog. Pets past, present and future. Christmas. Skiing. Snowboarding. Minecraft. Sarcasm ... as if you'd understand.
A brisk hike. Nothing more.
Nothing less :)
A family out for a walk together.
Friday, December 06, 2013
When i went bat-shit-crazy and resigned the month before last, in sure there were among you dear readers those wondering why. Why, after all the whining about not having a job, about being unemployable, being unrecognised for my awesome mad skills? And you and i both know who you are, don't we? Yes, there will be days when i do question my decision. Yes, i am anxious about leaving security and a regular cheque. Even though it was for only five months. Freelancing is a bit of an unknown entity. Scarey. But so far, I have no regrets. This week I hit my weekly income target without too much difficulty. I sleep better at night. Life is a slower pace. I've painted my studio and almost completely moved back in. My new oil paints are waiting. I'm content.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Spent this morning whooping it up on the (limited but glorious) snow on Cypress Mountain. Carved a few carves, tried some fast stuff, went backwards and didn't fall over as much as mr ebb. A good day. Wardrobe notes: Columbia jacket and pants (thrift); neck warmer (vintage turtle fur); goggles, vintage; Burton boots and Freedom 51 board, almost vintage; long thermal underwear (be thank =ful you can't see it) circa 1983, M&S.