Happy Valentine’s Day


Sunday February 15, 2015 comments   

Here it’s snowing with high winds and sub-zero temperatures so staying in is the better bet.

I sent and received some Valentine’s packages this year. I feel lucky to have such good friends even if they live so far off. Even if I can only see them once every couple of years it’s easy to stay in touch these days especially compared to only 6~7 years ago! I remember 1 of the main reasons I had a blackberry in ‘08 was because it was the only phone that would allow me to email Japanese phones directly. Now everything is so much easier.

Mike got me roses this year with a french mason jar. Mostly in his eyes he got me the mason jar, haha, I like it a lot though! It says “jardin” on it.

Today I also got my hair cut very short again, so here is a photo from before that when my hair is fluffier and longer! I’ll take a new one soon since the cut I got was the same from August and I really liked that style. Lately, even the extra few inches, made it too difficult to “wash ‘n go” in the mornings. It’s winter… getting out of bed is tough enough let alone spending 70% of my morning trying to get my hair to look decent.

The latest issue of Lee is really pretty. I have a subscription to this magazine and also just ordered a subscription to Mart magazine. I went without a magazine subscription for a while after I quite Sweet magazine.

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Hyacinth Bulbs and New Jewelry


Sunday January 18, 2015 comments   

hyacinth bulbs

I finally pulled out my Olympus Pen for the first time in 2015. I haven’t used it much lately but I missed its quality when blogging back in December.

They sell these hyacinth bulbs at supermarkets right now. They’re so easy to take care of and last longer than cut flowers. I think once they’re done I’ll use the glass vases for either new bulbs or try to get an avocado seed to sprout since they’ll survive in just water.

Below are photos of a few Christmas gifts I received. They’re things from catbird.

catbird items
catbird items

I realize all the free time I used to have, or better, the time I used to use for blogging has shifted dramatically this year. Usually I’d blog after work, but now that’s when I cook. Or I’d blog after dinner, but now there’s usually a hockey game on that I want to catch instead.

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I just realized this blog is still in xmas colors! I’ll need to find time for that too :’)

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