For the blogging portion of the day, I sat for a while in the Huether Cafe.
It was quiet, and I could perch in the big front window, spread out my laptop and mouse (dislike doing lots of computer work without using my mouse), drink coffee, and peoplewatch. Doesn’t get much more enjoyable than that.
When I returned home to my knitting, I propped open the glass sliding doors in the Condo Casa and let the sunlight stream in, and the fresh breeze clear out some of the winter cobwebs – both in my head, and in the living room corners – haha!
Yesterday, I again had the day off. Seeing as Wednesday = Aunti Goes to Toronto Day, and being that I had no appointments scheduled in the morning, I hightailed it down the 401 relatively early in the morning, and passed a lovely day in Ontario’s Capital City.
Unfortunately, Tuesday’s sunshine turned into Wednesday’s rainshowers:
Once again, knitting and blogging were the themes of the day.
After arriving in TO, I worked on A’s sweater. Second sleeve = finito! I’m like a horse with blinders on, now, in regards to this project!
The afternoon was the perfect opportunity to visit the Dark Horse coffee shop – I’ve been dying to set up shop at their communal wooden table for years!
Of course, I had a coffee. Can’t absorb the atmosphere and not order something!
Unfortunately, I could not connect to a network, despite repeated attempts PLUS three re-boots of my laptop, so I did not last long. Too bad – I really like the indy atmosphere in there:
All in all, a very fine day. And the icing on the cake? Time spent with Little E and Baby C!
How do you like to spend a rainy day off?
I’ve finished paging through it. It was an OK read. I DO like Oprah, and I DO like the variety of topics covered in each issue of her magazine.
One pet peeve to comment on (note, this PP is not unique to this magazine – lots of other ‘zines grab our attention this way, too):
And no blasts of brilliance on how to save your money, either. The four main points?
~ Go international
~ Look for in-season produce
~ Eat meatless or meat-light
~ Make your own (ex: salad dressing)
Nothing we haven’t seen before.
I don’t mind short ‘n’ sweet articles; just don’t make them out to be more than they are, by highlighting them on the front cover.
What’s one of your magazine pet peeves? Photoshopping and airbrushing also turn me off!