We had a chance to sample some items on our wedding menu. We are getting married on New Year's Eve in Oakville and are opting for a party, rather than a formal dinner. So we are choosing a dinner's worth of food and booze in party food. Super fun.
The dress accessories (jacket and shoes) are coming along well. Since it's NYE, I'm going a bit edgy. Think Studio 54 meets 1980s ballgown.
We went to a little shindig for Art House, which is a local charity that provides arts programs for young kids who might not otherwise have access to them. We saw a dance production by the students at Sheridan College and it was fantastic. Apparently they pulled it together in 10 days. Given that I am still mastering the choreography for my step class that launched in January, I'm very impressed!
In related news, Mr. Dwell and I will be taking some dancing classes in advance of our nuptials. I took some ballroom classes for fun in undergrad but could never find a partner tall enough to dip me. This time around, I can be dipped!
The new spring clothes are coming out, but I have houses on the brain. We will be buying a house this spring and it's taking all of my focus. I have painters in, giving my house a little face lift in anticipation of the sale. It's all very promising at this point!
I find that people keep pulling me into discussions of Jian Ghomeshi, Bill Cosby, and the like because they know I have strong opinions on this topic. But I'm in a season of my life where I think I should just get to enjoy picking paint colours for a while. I will have my season of activism, but right now I still have my oxygen mask firmly attached. I sometimes feel twangs of guilt but realize it's not up to me to solve the world's problems and I can have some fun too. In fact, I must!
I hope you are having a safe and happy pre-spring. The weather has been all sorts of strange as we bounce between minus 28 and plus 15. Those End of Days people must be having a field day with all the weirdness.
I've been too busy to read a lot, but I read Bubbly on Your Budget by Marjorie Hillis, which is a 1937 guide to living the good life on a budget. I loved it (there are some dated points, naturally, but I was able to overlook them.) I'm currently in the middle of The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin and it is terrific. It's well worth picking up if you are obsessed with Truman Capote's swans like I am. I'm re-rereading Susanne Salk's A Privileged Life simultaneously for context.
The writing is going well. Or shall I say rewriting and rewriting and rewriting. Which is all part of the process... At least I'm enjoying the world I'm creating and like to spend time in it.
Hope all is well in your world!
Stay safe and happy, kittens.