Friday, April 12, 2013

happy things

It's been a long week. A good week, but a long week and I'm out of intelligent conversation and book reviews (although I finished one more ... it just kind of isn't worth reviewing) and recipes so instead here's a list of things that are making me happy in my life. Because everyone likes to enter the weekend on a good turn.

  • Cat cuddles. Moetzel snuggles me in bed, and Phoenix has been letting me pick her up more lately. It's so unusual and I'm adoring it.
  • Valentino Rossi, on the podium! The Doctor back in racing form makes for extra exciting GP races this year and there's nothing like seeing this man come from behind - he made Qatar extra exciting, and I'm so excited to see how the rest of the season plays out. Only one more week until the Circuit of the Americas.
  • Doctor Who. My favourite Doctor. Last week's episode was wonderful and I loved the Doctor's speech, and there's a new episode tomorrow. Yes, I am looking forward to that.
  • Quilting things. Bunny took me to a quilting shop in a nearby town last weekend, and I picked up a couple of co-ordinating fat quarters to go on a quilt I'm planning for the future and I'm already daydreaming about it. Plus the quilt shop was really kind of awesome, and I think I'll enjoy going back in the future. I've also got all but two of my Scrappy Trip blocks done, and I'll be passing on the baby quilt next week.
  • Dreaming about going to an improv class with George Clooney and Jack Black. That actually happened. Also I'm pretty sure George Clooney was teaching some class in a tower in my dream.
  • Butterscotch blondies. I may have even improved upon my original recipe which is saying something. The rich butterscotch flavour in blondie form? Delicious.
  • Putting up good numbers at work. It always puts me in a good mood. Also, getting co-ordinating schedules with my favourite coworker. Again, it makes for good moods.
  • Flame. It leads to so many good things, and it's mesmerizing to watch.
  • Coupons. Discounts on dinner, free concessions at the movie theatre ... everything's better with a coupon.
  • Mesopotamia at the ROM, opening in June. It'll be a busy summer and I'm not sure when I'll fit this in, but I'm excited.
  • Caramelized onions. I am in love with everything about them - the taste, the texture, the process, and the things you can do with them.


  1. I have always been fascinated by Mesopotamia. Be sure to tell us about it when you go! Cat cuddles are the best, and I always get a high from scoring a good deal. Like... that dress I had been eyeing suddenly with 60% discount at the end of the season and the only one left is in my size. (Doesn't happen very often, but it sure is exciting). Baking always makes me happy, and it is also like therapy. It does not require that much concentration but for some reason I manage to forget everything when I am cooking and just focus on being there. I have to try your blondie recipe soon. And I am very curious about your quilting :)

    1. "Like... that dress I had been eyeing suddenly with 60% discount at the end of the season and the only one left is in my size. (Doesn't happen very often, but it sure is exciting)." I LOVE when that happens. It's like the dress was meant to be yours!

      There is a camera purchase in the works for the end of the month so that I can share pictures of the completed quilt. :) And other things, but mostly quilt pictures.