Sunday, December 8, 2013
A Festive Mystery . . . and a Week in the Rear-View Mirror . . .
I posted this photo, sans animation, sans falling snow, in Friday's Five Things post, and by later that day, I noticed this .gif version parked on my Google+ page, which I rarely bother with. I suspect one of my lovely readers magic-wanded this into being -- isn't it delightful? I'd love to know how it was achieved and by whom -- please solve the mystery for me.
I'm slowly recovering from my dental miseries, although I was mistaken about the stitches coming out and will have to wait a few more days for that. Meanwhile, I'm eating slightly more solid food now and I'm eschewing the pain-killers for most of the day. In fact, against the post-surgery instructions sheet's advice, I went for a modified long run yesterday morning -- 16 kilometres on our cold, sunny island, the snow-dusted dirt roads glistening brightness into my spirit even as I carefully side-stepped the icy patches. Yes, I was more fatigued than perhaps I should have been, but oh, I needed those endorphins. And I finally had a decent night's sleep!
Now to catch up on work. I'll be marking hard all day today with the clock ticking loudly so that I get these essays back to students at tomorrow's and Tuesday's exams. But then, I have some festive plans for a Vancouver visit -- shopping, dining, visiting. . . . can't wait and will tell you more later. . .
Meanwhile, before I grab my green fine-tip pen and head to my armchair with this stack of words, let me just point you back to last week's posts:
On Monday, I showed a favourite Festive combo made with silk brocade pants.
Wednesday, I posted a photo of the Festive Outift I wore to the dentist. Yes, I did, and I might have gone on and on a bit about Oh, the Dental Horror. . . . okay, I get it, if you missed that post, perhaps you just want to keep on walking . . .
Friday's post was another round-up of goodness in my daily life, the meme/genre that's quickly becoming a favourite to put together: Five Things Friday
And now here we are again, back at Sunday, the wheel ready to spin its weekly spin all over again. . . .
Are you managing to slow it down a bit, to savour it as the days splash by? What moments are you stretching out, rolling around in, what images and smells and sounds of the season are tripping you up in your headlong rush to December 25th? I'd love to hear. . . .
And I would really love to know who transformed my photo into a sweet little animation, turned a .jpg into a .gif so cleverly . . . Thank you, whoever you are!