Happy Friday + Randomness


Happy Friday! I’m scuttling toward un-sickness, and I’m optimistic that I’ll be all better before the end of the weekend. I had a good day yesterday, a day full of lovely moments and quirkiness. As we walked to school in the drizzly morn, K and her friend spotted two ginormous mushrooms flanking a tree trunk (they were red, but I painted only one in blue — I’m going through a Picasso phase).


And then amid the remnants of Halloween decorations, I saw a carved pumpkin carriage.




I splurged on and thoroughly savored a slice of olive oil apple bundt cake at the ridiculously charming Coyle’s Bakeshop and chit chatted with a new friend.


On a long walk back to pick up K, I passed a nail salon and caught a glimpse of a much, much older gentleman getting a manicure from a tiny woman with a bun.


And speaking of buns, when the walk became too much and I boarded a bus, I sat behind a woman with an expertly coiffed updo. I couldn’t help but notice the haphazardly inserted pen in her hair.


I was able to cut out most of the fabric pieces for my ongoing Ginger Skinny Jeans project.

Yes. A good day.

Have a refreshing weekend, all!


Gonna make porridge
in my crock pot this weekend
mmmm mmmm mmmm can’t wait





8 thoughts on “Happy Friday + Randomness

  1. I like seeing your day through your little paintings and I am in an Indigo phase so I love that colour you used!

    Thanks for your reply to my email. Somehow I had filed it somewhere and it remains elusive. Glad to know things are working out!

    BTW, I was on Amazon.ca …browsing (ha)… and decided to google your name. I saw your upcoming book – set for April next year, timed right for my birthday too! Cover looks very nice indeed!

    Have a lovely weekend. Is that porridge as in Oatmeal, or Chinese as in Congee?

    1. Indigo will be forever my favorite! Glad the email got to you, Melissa – yes, I’m plugging away and I see the light at the end of the tunnel. And how exciting – is April 19th your actual birthday?

      I think I’m going to try a simple porridge with rice and chicken stock, though I found this bean mixture that my mom left behind on her last visit and am currently soaking it to see how that will turn out :-). Hope you had a lovely weekend!

    1. Thanks so much, Em! I’m trying to take it easy since my annual cough seems to want to lodge itself in my esophagus and I want to avoid that at all cost. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  2. love the pictorial representation of your day – what a clever and fun way to journal your day’s journey:) Love that you walk to pick K up from school – what a special time for you two. Hoping that by now you are well on the road to recovery!!

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