The miracle of Spring has reached our shores. Not that I will have any time to frolic in the sun or green grass this weekend, as I am working solidly for what feels the longest, uninterrupted stretch ever. To keep me going, and to brighten your, hopefully lazy, weekend here are some feel good and funny stories. Even the one about coffins.
Tag: things we love
On the downside, it might rain again this weekend. On the upside, my garden looks more like Hawaii than the desert it’s supposed to be, and it’s Oscar night on Sunday. That merits a cocktail, a quiche and a long stay on the sofa critiquing clothes. Numbers 1, 4 and 5 are compliments of sofagirl who might not be present on these pages anymore but is very much present in my inbox and, by extension, today, in yours.
I am smelling Valentine’s day already. Cards, chocolates and useless gifts are upon us. I will be avoiding restaurants like the plague and just celebrate at home with a home-made dinner for four this year. Truly surrounded by people (and animals) I love. Wishing you a festive one, whether it’s a walk at sunset with your pooch or binge watching Netflix with your best friend. Just make your Tuesday fun.
To those of you who do not live in the United States, I cannot stress enough how topsy-turvy it feels to live here right now. The rug has been pulled from under our feet and we have not regained our balance. Every day is an exercise in decoding what is happening and the public discourse has spilled into the private, whether we like it or not. Balancing levity and politics is becoming the new norm. But I have the whole weekend off and I am ecstatic!
Considering that a) America is building a wall south of the border to keep out my beloved work colleagues; b) we are considering tariffs on Mexican imported products (which, in petty and selfish terms would mean no more affordable avocados and no more tomatoes in winter (let’s leave the bigger picture out or it’s too mind-boggling); c) the media is, apparently, the new opposition party, I only have two choices: I can smoke weed, while still legal, until all this goes away or I stick with keeping it light. For this week, I am keeping it light.
I have come to the conclusion I would be quite happy never having to work for money another day in my life. So – I am grateful it’s the weekend (although I am working most of it and it’s pouring with rain). At least I will be marching with thousands of fellow women while the new President starts rearranging the furniture in the White House. To cheer myself up, here are a couple of wonderful people and some dreamy things.