Spring City

by - May 21, 2013

Hello friends and neighbours! How is everyone doing these days? I am feeling a little better about life myself, so that's good news.  I finally (FINALLY) sorted out all of my EI drama shit. Still haven't received any money, but it's coming, and that's all I need to know. I still can't believe that I had to wait 3 months for my own money. Bullshit.

But life has been good! Spring has graced the city, and I couldn't be happier about it. Spring in Toronto is my favourite time of year...everyone shakes off the dust and cobwebs from the winter and happiness ensues. It's not yet the angry Summer Torontonian, because the temperature hasn't reached fire and brimstone levels as of yet. Everyone just feels renewed and smiles come easy.

Like this one, from my little babe of a nephew, Jackson. He makes my heart so happy it feels like it is going to burst. My brother's wife is due to give birth in the next few weeks, so that too, is making me feel very lucky in life. Babies really are a godsend in so many ways...as long as I can give them back that is :D

Everything is in bloom and beautiful. Which means that my allergies are too.

This Friday past we had an earthquake. It was a 5.1, so not really anything major, but my apartment (which is in a house) sounded like the Titanic sinking. It swayed and groaned and tinkled and cracked. That might be due to the fact that the house is just waiting to fall over. The foundation is so crumbled and cracked that I am not sure how it stayed up. We were talking to one of our landlords about the earthquake and joked about how the house sounded like it was going to collapse and the look on her face was like "Shit. Really?" and then she followed that up by saying "We want a structural engineer to come and take a look at it, but we haven't gotten around to it yet". Cool....keep putting that one off.

It was Victoria Day weekend, or to the Molson-drinking-cottage-going-party-like-the-world-is-going-to-end-crowd...May 2-4.  The long weekend: when it's ok to start drinking at noon, and fireworks light up the night sky for days. It was also a perfect weekend weather-wise. Perfect to go and sit by the water, have some ice cream, and drink beer on my deck afterwards.

Speaking of fire and brimstone weather, we experienced a bit of that this weekend. Sunday was hot, but yesterday was even hotter. It felt like 30C (86F) with the humidity, and shit was it ever humid. I have my first sunburn of the year (and hopefully last, I am paranoid about skin cancer but was caught off guard by how hot it was), and I am currently going through my need-to-adjust-to-this-heat period of eating very little and wanting to move even less. The adjustment period is key, you just need to submit to it, embrace how hot you are, and then one day you wake up and it's 35C and you are as cool as a cucumber (HA! More like delirious).

The water was ice cold and the breeze off the lake was heavenly. 

Today will be spent finishing off the chapter on proteins I have been working on for forever (lots of info to pack in my brain!), coffee, enjoying the thunderstorms, and getting the week started off right.

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope your day is great and full of surprises! Good ones!

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