My dad and brothers made a rink this year in our backyard. it’s perfect. there’s been loads of snow this december, so there’s been a bit of upkeep. this is what the rink looked like last night before i cleared it.
And, here is what it looked like after 45 min of clearing. it felt good to be out there in the winter night, sliding and flinging snow all over the place…listening to Al Green on my ipod.
It also felt great to be on the ice. i still love to skate. long strides, making that deep crackling sound as the edge of my blades ride the ice.
I went down to the Paper Place on Queen St. yesterday. I’ve always been in love with this place. It has every type of paper product imaginable. Gorgeous stuff. There is something about fine paper products that really get me going. I’m planning to create some crafty holiday greeting cards, starting today. First, I need to get over simply admiring the variations of beauty each piece holds….and then I will finally bring myself to cut it up into pieces. 🙂