I can hear the birds outside chirping and singing and the bees are buzzing just outside our bedroom window.
I have the blinds pulled all the way up so I can see the sunshine and tree blossoms.
I'd much rather be outside than huddled under the duvet...but I must not complain as I have not been sidelined with nary a sniffle since retiring last June.
Looking seaward from our table at the Oak Bay Marina where lovely daughter and I enjoyed a delicious lunch a while back...
I never got around to posting this what with all the family illness as things got put on the back burner and rightfully so.
Thank goodness everyone is on the mend.
We started with prawn and crab spring rolls...
I chose a salad with beets, quinoa, arugula, goat cheese and pecans....
love the presentation and it tasted so fresh and delicious!
Lovely daughter opted for the Caesar Salad.
I had a bite and the dressing was the perfect balance of garlic and anchovies.
We went to Vanity Fair Antique Mall after lunch and purchased a couple of birthday gifts for J.
She loves modernist jewelry and there are a few vendors in the mall that specialize in this style.
We had a great mother daughter outing...
I feel so blessed as it is particularly special for me to share a day with her.
Like old times when we would steal away and drive up island stopping at all the antique and thrift shops on the way and coming home with our loot and laughter...great memories!
The planters around town are blooming with cheery spring flowers.
The view from our Humble Bungalow living room window in the morning.
The garden is coming to life.
Spring is such a welcome tonic after our grey wet winter.
It's been a very quiet weekend of reading and snoozing.
I read an entire book in 24 hours and I highly recommend it.
The Birth House is her first novel and The Virgin Cure is her second one.
In between cups of tea and bowls of soup I have had the opportunity to rest and imagine what my summer wardrobe might look like.
Not sure why my mind wanders to fashion whenever I feel ill.
I even had to stop myself from buying a handbag online yesterday.
Shopping that is masquerading as medicine when one has a fever is never a good idea!
I am not too sure what I actually "need" until I do the closet shuffle.
That's when I take my winter clothes downstairs to the out of season closet and bring the summer clothes upstairs.
For now I am toying with the idea of a denim jacket and some funky sneakers.
I saw Jennifer's post and am inspired by her minimalist approach to dressing.
Check out her video fashion show.
I think she has great style.
She has written a fabulous book which I enjoyed reading and there is another one on the way.
As I close this post I will be picking up a Louise Penny book, another in the Inspector Gamache mystery series.
I hope that you have had some fun this weekend.
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."
~ Henry David Thoreau ~