Oh my gosh, I have been avoiding the internet like the plague this winter. Not like I haven't been at my computer... just not as much. I guess I've been in a bit of a blogging slump. I hope to fix this right now, because I love being a blogger! And I like sharing my findings, I suppose.
I have a couple of new ideas for things I want to do this year, one of them fits in with our resolution this year. We didn't really make resolutions per se, but we do have a goal in mind. There was an article Jory read about people living in cities who never see their own landmarks, and tourists who visit see everything in a matter of days. I like the idea of "traveling" where you live, because why not!? And it helps to see the good points of the city you live in, sometimes it's hard for me to look past the noise, tall buildings, smog and slush.
I have the travel bug, and it would maybe help to be a tourist in my own city when I can't actually travel. Would you believe I have never been on a real vacation? I've hardly been out of Canada! We're going to Seattle soon (for three days), but for a job interview--so that's not even a real vacation--but I'm going to make it feel like one! Anyone have any suggestions for places to visit there?
I would also like to do some posts about my favorite places in Toronto. I just discovered the blog "reading my tea leaves," and Erin has a section of posts called my downtown. This is so beautiful and inspiring, and I'd like to do something similar. I've been thinking a lot about Toronto's history too lately, ask anyone I've been bombarding with historic street views...
I'll be graduating this year, finally, hopefully. I enjoy the work I get to do but I hate "school." So I can't wait to finally be in the working world. I hope this year will be really good, 2009 was not all that. (There were definitely some great moments though!)
Sorry for all the talk, I guess this is like a journal entry, or probably an accumulation of all of my absences all at once.
1. My favourite view from my apartment (from our office window).
2. Jory across the table from me at Lakeview (an awesome diner, established 1932). I love their new branding.
3. Some stuff I picked up at the Sunday antique market and some other stuff. (In the Hovis bread tin I also purchased there--a la threepotatofour--4 of them soldered together!
4. Lovely paper. Mostly bills and things, I'll show you some interesting things in this box later, a story for each one obviously. (The man and woman are my grandmother's adoptive parents).
5. Some photos from a 1920s album, look at those fancy photo corners!
6. A Victorian puzzle that took me 6 hours to complete, missing 3 pieces.
7. Some granola with yogurt and blueberries. Yum!
Happy New Year!