Monday Whimsy

Hello and good morning!

There’s a never-ending drum roll of rain hitting the rooftop far above my head. It’s cozy and comforting but also annoying because I know I’ll have to walk through the downpour to get to physio today, and then again when I go home. Thankfully, I have these great new chunky-heeled waterproof boots that I am in love with.

Speaking of rain—the lack of sunlight has really been hitting me. Remember to take your vitamin D pills, because if you live in Canada you are not getting enough vitamin D.

In other news, I turned 24 yesterday. I spent the day eating crepe cakes, making homemade dumplings in front of the TV (Xrystos and I are addicted to the Japanese reality show Terrace House), and not much else. It was really nice, especially after my very intense Black Friday shopping spree.

My high school friends also took me out to Tocador, a new Cuban restaurant that has fantastic tapas and drinks. I’d highly recommend a visit with friends—it’s the perfect place to unwind after a long workweek.

But enough about random life bits. In more blog-related news, I am very behind on my book reviews. I’ve opted to not actually write reviews for all the books I’ve read this year, but here are a few that I’m planning to write before the year is out:

  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

  • Circe by Madeline Miller

  • The Fairy Tale Museum by Susannah Smith

  • Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames (I’ve actually finished a review for this one, I just don’t have a photo to go with the post)

How have you enjoyed your reading this year? Any standout favourites? Let me know—I’m always curious.

Hopefully you’ve also been having an okay time with life lately. If not, I hope you have something good planned for yourself—even if it’s just a trip to your favourite cake store. (Also, vitamin D!)

Here is this week’s whimsy, just for you.