A Very Merry Christmas

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 presetMerry Christmas/Happy Holidays my dear friends! It’s a bit of a strange/sad Christmas for me, as this is the first Christmas in my 26 years that I am not with my family. Last night was odd because every Christmas Eve my mother and I sit down to watch A Christmas Carol together – not being able to do that made me really miss her. I’m currently in Barrie with Ryan’s family for the holidays. There is no snow here, which also sort of feels like a first – I can’t remember the last time we didn’t have snow for Christmas.

Anyways, I should be off! I desperately need coffee and should probably actually give myself  a break for the next few days. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas or Holidays or Festivus, et. al.

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Elbows and Pups On The Table

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It was quite the weekend, I must say. I welcomed a new member into my small family this weekend. Enter Gertrude, the silliest looking Shih Tzu I have ever laid eyes on. I have been told by reliable sources that the way most people pronounce Shih Tzu is incorrect. This was really no surprise to me. But I would have never guessed how to properly say it. The most common pronunciation is “shit zoo”, but apparently its “she sure”. Now, I told Matt this, and he did not believe it. We googled it, and low and behold, a million different ways to pronounce. So who really knows (someone out there does for sure). I prefer ‘she sure”. That sounds best to me, so I’m sticking with it.

I mention Gertie, but Gus decided he wanted to be the star in these pictures. He’s extra clingy since Gertie entered the picture. Poor guy. I’ll hopefully have a fun little post with the both of them at some point soon.

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Dust Bowl Dance

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With no snow on the ground, it means a lot more time spent at the park with Gus, and less time watching him lose the ability to use his wee legs and tip over like he has been paralysed.  Since his surgery, it’s really been difficult getting him back into the swing of things. He was a dog who absolutely loved off-leash parks and playing with other pups. But after his surgery (and once the snow was gone), he just seemed so timid. He’d stick by my legs and was not the Blitzing Bichon that we all know and love. Thankfully, with Matt having some time off work, he’s been a great papa and brings him to the park almost daily. I got to see him live in action this weekend just sprinting around the park, and I couldn’t have been more pleased.

Despite the cold on Saturday we spent some time letting Gus do his thing, and letting me be silly for the camera. It was probably the worst day to be wearing a hat (wind!!!), but well, we know how I feel about hats as of late. The wind will not thwart my efforts to be a hatted dame.

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Wearing:
coat, shoes, gloves vintage
scarf, bag thrifted
socks Target
hat UO

Gustave

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It was quite a busy weekend. I had my dance show Saturday evening, which went splendidly, and I am pretty sad that it is over now. The whole show felt like it flew by, and when it was finished, I couldn’t really believe it. I feel so lucky and privileged to have been a part of it. I am forever inspired by the talented people around me, and by the dancers who move in a way that makes my heart flutter.

Yesterday Matt and I woke up early, got some brunch and then took Gus for a walk at Old Mill. I say walk, but what I really mean is carry, as Gus isn’t much of a walker. We also learned that he does not take too kindly to the camera. As soon as the camera was in front of Matt’s face, Gus was growling and barking as if Matt had transformed into a menacing monster that may attack at any given moment. The normal things that would upset a dog do not bother Gus – vacuums, bigger dogs, thunder (well, hes deaf, to be fair). But things like piled garbage bags, pillows, his own toys, and now apparently cameras, do.

This evening I plan to have dinner with Meaghan and catch up. I had been so busy with dance for the last month I don’t feel like I have seen any humans outside of the Pandora cast and Matt.

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Outfit details…

Jumper: H&M and altered
Blouse & tie: some boutique in MTL, I forget
Coat: thrifted H&M
Belt: thrifted
Tights: Target
Gloves: gift from Meaghan
Boots: Topshop
Bag: vintage

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