I hope you have had a love filled week and long weekend! We spent a pretty mellow Valentine’s Day, hanging out in the city. We (obviously) stopped for coffee – at a cute spot called Rooster Coffee House. Now, I am not doing a full review on this place because it was just a bit of a pit stop – however I liked what I saw in the few minutes we were there.
They have two locations, one on King St. and one on Broadview, across from Riverdale Park, which is the one we visited. Peter and I both had lattes and pastries, which were delicious. What struck me most is what a “happening” place this seemed to be for such a small shop. People just kept coming in, on their own, but mostly in groups or couples. When one group left their seats another filled it pretty quickly.
It’s obvious that the neighbourhood loves Rooster Coffee House.
We spent the rest of the day just hanging out, we bought some coffee supplies (yes we’re obsessed) and then had a quick lunch of pupusas and tacos! It was a little chilly, but not quite -40 like the last two days so it was a pretty nice day.
February is a weird month for me typically, because on the one hand I really start to get itchy for springtime you know? I want to pull out all of my soft dresses and open toe shoes. At the same time I feel like I should be enjoying the last of winter – I should be tobogganing and skiing (or trying to) and taking pictures in the pretty pretty snow. I think this year the springtime is winning my heart though, mainly because I’ve had a pretty rough winter…Sidenote: I can’t believe we’re halfway through February. I feel like I blinked and these last almost-two months have FLOWN by.
Anyway, I want to say that I’ve had a great start to the year, but actually it’s been a bit of a bummer. I’ve been sick on and off almost since the very first day of January - with an assortment of things; stomach bugs, colds and sciatic pain which has left me unable to sit for more than 15 minutes at a time. I had some unexplained bouts of anxiety in January and some personal, not so fun things come up as well.
All of this culminated in a wee crying episode last week. Peter is a little lost when it comes to handling tears. I think most women understand that, sometimes they are just a release of whatever stress, or frustration, anger even, that we might be feeling. When it’s over we usually feel better. I’m not sure Peter sees it this way – so when he sees me cry, he usually just wants to MAKE IT STOP and he feels helpless when he can’t.
Being the very sweet husband that he is, he thought I could use a little cheering up and went out and bought me a gift that he knew I’d love. I’m hesitant to call it a Valentine’s Day gift (which we don’t usually do) because it had nothing to do with marking a day, but was a genuine act of love and kindness – which makes it so much more special.
I know I’m crossing over into cheesy territory. I’ll stop.
Now, I feel like I’m on the sunny side of all the stress I was feeling before. My back feels much better and I’m no longer sick, yay! I have taken up some new hobbies, which have renewed my mind and sense of creativity! I recently started a jewellery-making course to learn the basics and I have to say my work so far - not too shabby.
I had SO much fun doing this, like really just so much. I felt like a little kid making a macaroni necklace for her mom.
Also I am planning on taking a knitting course soon with a friend – I’m a little bit skeptical of this one because I tried knitting once before and it resulted in a bit of a rage fit and some broken needles… I think I am more patient now.
So overall the rest of this month is looking pretty good, and I swear I can SMELL spring time. Maybe its wishful thinking, but I’m telling you I can smell the buds trying to be born… is that weird?