Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Hi there February!!

February Already!?!

Well hi there February!

You are a surprise. I know you're always there on the heels of January but this year your arrival has felt swift. So swift. It could be because most of January passed in a sea of sand and sun and kisses. But probably more likely because I just wasn't paying much attention. Because of the sand and sun and, most of all, because of the kisses.

I'm looking forward to you this year, February. I am deep in rehearsals for Much Ado About Nothing, and both Craig and I are approaching life with a get-out-and-do-things attitude. With the cycling and the running and the little trips around the place. And! you hold in your midst Valentines Day. On a MONDAY of all days. But I forgive you for that. Next year it falls on a Tuesday (my least favourite of the days) and we may have to have words about that. But for 2011 I forgive you. I like Valentines Day. I must remember to remind Craig of this fact. He often forgets.

The only complaint is that I have one day free between now and 6 March. I know you are responsible for nothing after the 28th but! It's only day 1 of February and I have the next 28 days spread out ahead of me and they are ALL full. With work and oh so many rehearsals* and drink dates with friends and at least one play. So it's not like they're filled with hardship but ... I am tired thinking about it all.

This year people seem to be fasting for you, February. I don't see why. Perhaps for the alliteration. But I neither want nor really need to fast. I am not gluttonous. However I do plan to begin my post-Hawaii stop-spending regime. Perhaps my February Fast could be from my Credit Card? It is getting a little ridiculous, no not the bill just my ability to rattle off all 16 numbers from memory (23 if you count the expiry date and security code) so perhaps I will get a new card and hide it away. I managed it well in the months leading up to Hawaii and my purchase of Vlad the iPad. But I have fallen a little since then. Oops.

But hey, this is just a little letter. It is not a binding contract. I am simply telling you that, in your honour, I am going to try harder. I will probably fail but then, crucially, I will try again and hopefully fail better.

Most sincerely,

Sunday, January 30, 2011

365 in 2011

Oh Darling 365

Sunday: Raindrops on cobwebs ...
Raindrops on cobwebs. A horrible Sunday and I headed to my first proper rehearsal for Much Ado About Nothing.

Monday: A curl-up-with-White-Collar kind of day
The not-so-great weather continued however it was a long weekend and perfect for curling up on the couch.

Tuesday: a co-star's old Jag after rehearsal
Another rehearsal. This beautiful old car belongs to one of the Watchmen.

Wednesday: back to the life of a commuter
Back to work and back to the life of a commuter.

Thursday: Cider in the Sun
I do so like getting home while the sun is still out. Perfect time for a cider in the sun.
(I also like this quite abstract shot)

Friday: Fox from Ruby Boutique
A furry fox bag tag from Ruby Boutique. I haven't decided whether to name him or not. Hmm. I do seem to have decided on a gender however.
Almost my favourite part is the unicorn plus watercolour card holding my receipt.

Saturday: Dragged Craig to Te Papa with the promise of curly fries.
Darling Craig and I headed in to Wellington. We went to two exhibitions (European Masters and Brian Brake), visited the Karen Walker sale, and ended up at a new cafe eating burritos and curly fries. A lovely day.


Unruly hair