It's supposed to go down to -19C with the wind chill tonight. Totally unheard of. Everyone is complaining about the cold like crazy, and yet I'm pretty sure a lot of people are really enjoying it (myself included). Maybe it's the lack of rain, but people seem pretty cheery.
Of course for a lot of people who aren't as lucky as us, it's very, very tough dealing with this kind of weather. I feel even luckier that usual just to have my warm, dry apartment and a nice bed to sleep in.
By the middle of the week I finished my antibiotics and started feeling quite a bit better, which was a huge relief. At least I got through the worst of it before going to visit my cousins.
Yesterday and today have been great days, especially in contrast to the rest of the last week and a half. Spent the evening doing some power Christmas shopping on Denman, which was perfect as all the stores were open, but totally not busy, and Denman's actually great for shopping for presents! Then did a little impromptu gift exchange with a few friends, and spent the rest of the night reading each other excerpts of some funny books, and laughing hysterically to the point of tears and cramped stomach muscles.
What a lovely way to finish off the week. Feeling very optimistic right now. Like finally I'm starting to get things right. For all the things that have gone wrong this year, each one has been a great learning experience and has brought me closer to where I want to be. A better version of myself, unappologetic for those things about me that I can't change, and constantly improving those that I can.
- Beautiful snow-covered Vancouver.
- Friends who are family.
- Awesome job, working with awesome people, doing awesome stuff.
- Good books.
- Sleeping in.
- People making me cookies made of love.
- Family who are friends.
- Mom and dad.
- Legwarmers under jeans.
- Getting to pet a dog in the bookstore.
- Someone mysteriously brushing off the tank so I could drive it today.
- Laughing till you cry and your stomach muscles and face hurt.
- And what would a happy list be without cute boys?
Lots of love, safe travels, and happy and relaxing holidays to everyone!