An Unintended Break

I took an unintended blogging break this week. I'm not sure exactly what happened - things just seemed to get away from me, and suddenly, it's around a week since I last posted. It's been a good week - I celebrated my 35th birthday (!) yesterday by having a relaxing day, being waited on hand and foot, and then going out to dinner. I had Friday off work, and treated myself to a facial, massage and haircut - I've never had such a self-indulgent day, so it was really nice. I love my new haircut - it's really just a trim, but I love having my hair cut, it always feels so fresh and new.
Of course, I got lovely presents. My dad and stepmom came over for a visit with a giant basket filled with cheese, wine, grapes and a baguette - they know me so well! Martin gave me a book I've been wanting to read called "The Custodian of Paradise" by Wayne Johnston. It's a follow up to one of my favorite books "The Colony of Unrequited Dreams" and features my favorite character from that book, so I'm really looking forward to reading it.
Today, it's back to work, cleaning the house, trying to get my new website up and running, some reading and perhaps, knitting a bit on the scarf pictured above that I'm making for Martin. Just a lovely, puttery (not sure if that's a word), relaxing Sunday in my little house, looking at the snow falling outside.


Shona said...

Happy belated birthday sweetie! I had a freak out moment last night, turned to Tom + said, "I'M ALMOST 35!" + he took my hand + said,"it's OK, I did it + it's not that bad." Glad to hear you were good to yourself + had a wonderful day.

Marieke said...

Happy birthday Trudi! Glad you had a nice day and such good presents. That scarf looks great - good shot xxx

Austen G. said...

Happy birthday! It sounds like it was a good one. I really enjoyed "Custodian"...and speaking of Wayne Johnston, did you ever hear him on Noah Richler's Literary Atlas of Canada on CBC? Fantastic! Have a great week.

mishka said...

what? no photos of the haircut?? :)

Glad you had such a wonderful and indulgent day! *hugs*

Heather said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!