Hello! Hope you are all still vertical. We are heading into a long weekend here, not that that means what it used to!
I got the linear compressor replaced on the LG fridge, so hopefully the new one does the trick. It feels very luxurious to have the full-sized fridge back.
I have been turning my mind to mask fashion, since I think we will be wearing them for a while. I have an Alice & Olivia one on order, but mostly have been favouring Canadian sources to support local business.
My favourites are from Narces, a Canadian designer who makes gorgeous evening-wear. She grew up surrounded by gorgeous fashion as her mother worked for Victor Edelstein (she made Princess Diana’s famous John Travolta dress.) She’s used her fabrics to create little works of art. I love the black lace in particular.
My children will want to wear less showy (masks are going to be the new bike helmets, I think – we need kids to actually wear them.) Roots, Olive + Splash, and Peace Collective offer some nice plain ones. The plain black ones that seem to be sold on all the fast fashion sites are practical, but I want to make sure they fit well and are good quality.
I got my taxes into my accountant. Whenever I do them, I think of Babar’s Rataxes for some reason. I hate gathering up the paperwork!
I mowed the lawn! I know that does not seem like a big thing, but it’s been a big mental thing for me. Somehow it struck me as a difficult activity but it’s really not at all. The trick is having a powerful yet light-weight mower, I think. Mine is also self-propelled, which I’d hoped meant I could sit inside watching my Housewives while the thing mowed the lawn, but alas, that is not the case. Still, it makes things easy where the yard is sloped. This pandemic is really making me expand my skill set: plumbing, garden work, fridge maintenance. There are so many great free videos online now to teach things so I’m taking advantage of that.
Groomers are allowed to reopen next week, but Teddy was 42 on the groomer’s wait list (they were flooded with calls the minute the Premier made the announcement.) Sooo he’s going to be shaggy into June except for little trims here and there. It really is Green Acres over here.
Enjoy the weekend. We are promised some sunshine so I think I’ll spend a lot of it outside.