This week was so delightful. It was sunny and colourful and a complete 180 from last week’s winter freak storm. Although I was burdened by a looming (self-imposed) tax deadline, I made sure to take a lot of time this week to enjoy the little things like breakfast with friends, coffee in a rainbow mug, a sunny drive to an out of the way second hand store, and my favourite magazine.
On Tuesday, Craig and I drove out to the town of Mountain near Kemptville, just outside of Ottawa, to visit the House of Lazarus, a thrift shop and community outreach centre. We visit a couple times a year and never spend more than twenty dollars but we always get a few things we need. This time we got a stove top kettle, a tripod, a sweet bicycle necklace, and a really weird card game called A Question of Scruples. I think it might be the Jumanji of card games though and I might have to tie a stone to it and throw it off a bridge…
The rest of the week was spent teaching, crunching numbers on my sweet Texas Instrument, and preparing for a lovely evening of Jazz and Poetry on Saturday night. I had the absolute pleasure of sharing the evening with an exceptionally heartfelt poet and passionate human, Brandon Wint. It was a packed house, some came for Brandon and some for Mark and me but I think everyone left with an appreciation for both art forms. It was really fortunate timing too because as I mentioned earlier, April is poetry month at reneeyoxon.com! I’ll be writing a poem every day in April and sharing some of them (probably) on my tumblr. I’ll also tweet about my experience using the hashtag #PWEDA.
I can’t tell you how happy all this sun has made me. Even though I’m busier than ever and sometimes I feel like I’ll never catch up and be totally on top of everything, the fact that I can leave my home and feel the warmth of the sun on my face makes a huge difference in my life. What do you like about this time of year?