SPRING HAS SPRUNG!! Anyone else out there saying FINALLY? The last two weeks in Toronto have been (mostly) sunny and beautiful and has reaffirmed my belief that I am actually from Krypton. Why, you ask? Because this yellow sun is giving me life! The weather changed and suddenly I feel invigorated and ready to take on the world… so much so that I even went to yoga at 8:30PM. My general rule is that anything that requires pants, a bra and leaving the comforts of my house after 7PM is probably not going to happen. You might think I`m exaggerating but I swear I`m not. There I was, though, Jim Dale reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in my ears, admiring the newly sprouted leaves on the trees on the short walk to my yoga studio. I was like a commercial for soothing prescription medication or a Disney princess if Disney princesses wore messy buns and sports bras. Not that Disney princesses require yoga to achieve their level of limberness.
(work day views)
I`ve even come out of hibernation at work. Over the winter I got into the habit of eating at my desk just to avoid going outside but I`ve scouted out my summer spot at the dog park, a five minute walk from the office. I love it there. People are super friendly at a dog park. My theory is that puppies and warm weather just make people uninhibited. My friend Michelle and I take our knitting out, chill on a bench on soak up that Vitamin D. We also people and dog watch, which I love to do. Yesterday we watched a woman in business gear climb into the fountain while her friend/partner/colleague snapped pictures of her. The fountain isn`t on as yet but I wonder if that would have stopped her. Another had spread her blanket on the top of a hill and was full savasana, head tilted towards the sun. I realised she was my goal. I’m totally bringing a blanket to work. Picnics every day, my friend. There may even be wine involved. Unless my team leader is reading this and then, of course I would never do that.
My goal this year is to be outside as much as I can manage. I’ve told Ash that I’m coming to hang out at her house May long weekend even though she’s going to be at a wedding out of town. Ash has a beautiful deck in her back yard and the whole yard is surrounded by trees. When the breeze hits them, the only thing you hear is rustling leaves and it`s easy to imagine that you`re completely alone, off in the middle of nowhere… with the added benefit of a strong WiFi signal. Gimme a break guys, I like fresh air and sunshine but I also really like Netflix.
All of this to say, be prepared for a shameless amount of outdoor knitting pics this spring and summer. The Prince Edward County Fibre Fest is the weekend after and Ash, my mom and I have rented a little AirBnB place near Sandbanks for the whole weekend. It`s going to be amazing! If you`re going to be in the area, come by the Festival to say hi! You know how much we love seeing you all! If you can`t make it out, don`t worry, come back here and I`ll make sure to tell you all about it!
That`s it for me for this week! Until we speak again, PEACE to you and yours and happy knitting!