It was a splendiferous day yesterday. It was warm and sunny and could walk the dog with only little cashmere gloves on, which made me almost giddy.
I will take this January thaw, as it is always followed by a January deep freeze!
I had coffee with good friends, I got two chapters rewritten and I helped a friend. Really - can you ask for anything more from a day than that?
I also wanted to share my birthday booty for those of you who might be interested.
One of the gifts, the J Crew Cashmere T in verdigris, has been a box under the bed since November.
And you say I have no willpower! Well actually, you don't say that, I say that!
I picked it up on a promo/40% off sale and I am glad I did - it is lovely colour:
I think I am staring at my daughter in this picture...
I also got a lovely necklace from my son's girlfriend. This is the only close-up I have and that is my son's finger and no, I am not impressed.
I genuinely did try to be a good mother....
I also got a lovely bracelet from my kids:
A beautiful bangle, made from a twig mold, with a lovely little crystal charm. I just love it!
And my last present, is, I admit, my favourite:
Barry purchased the original artwork that was done to accompany my article in the Globe and Mail. It is so gorgeous and vibrant in real life! I know the Barry club is going to be all over that!
The talented artist, whose name is Miko Maciaszek, was happy to sell it to him and wrote me a lovely note:
I was so touched, and if you go on his site, you can see some of the original drawings associated to the final piece that was used.
So yesterday morning, I trotted off to my favourite Framers, Joy of Framing, and together we have come up with a lovely way to present this very lovely and very meaningful piece of art. I can't wait to get it back in a couple of weeks.
I only hope that this is just the beginning of a long career and the framing of many book covers and the like!
So really, I could not have asked for a nicer birthday. It has been a great week so far! Now I am off to go through scarves....Only 50 more items to get rid of!
What are you up to this fine Thursday???
Stay safe out there!