Yikes, it’s been awhile. The snow I talked about back in February is gone and there’s still a persistent lingering chill in the air, but spring is slowly making its way to this part of the world. Last Thursday the weather was so nice that I met Andrew for lunch at City Hall where we got hot dogs, split some fries and a Coke and ate the whole mess sitting on a bench across from the drained, ice-free rink. It just kept getting nicer, so that evening we had dinner on a patio on Baldwin Street as well. Since then it’s gotten cold again and rainy, but that day reminded me of what summer felt like – that extra boost of energy you get, how much longer the days feel, how nice it is to walk without being hunched inwards – and I hope we’ll be able to resume eating outdoors again soon.
I keep thinking I’ll update the blog when I have some news to share, but there hasn’t been much news. Things feel behind-the-scenes these days, I guess, lots of working on various projects and crossing my fingers I’ll have something to show for them eventually. Otherwise, life has been full of nice little moments that I keep meaning to record somewhere, but haven’t really gone beyond some Instagram shots here there. I would especially like to remember my birthday, which was a few weeks ago. It was a grey day and I had to wake up early, but after the initial dreariness it turned into just the loveliest day – I wore that dress up in the picture, Andrew and I had brunch at the Brickworks, Soraya baked me a cake, I bought myself a new laptop (!), and then I went out for Korean food and karaoke-ing with some of my dearest friends. We sang for hours, overstayed our reservation and, honestly, singing badly with a group of people is one of the best ways to spend a few hours. I highly recommend it.
What else? Maya the kitten has grown up a bit. I’ve been updating the food blog monthly, as I resolved to do. I’m going to the Toronto Island for a week in May to do nothing except write, and I’m counting down the days. I’ll let you know how that goes.
I hope you’re all well.