Through it all I was safe and snug in my house. I am very thankful the power didn't go out. It did effect my plans, nothing big, silly little things like forgetting to go grocery shopping before hand, so all the meals lacked juice and were not what I had planned. I also forgot my sketch book at the church so no drawing. And I've misplaced my tablet-keyboard so needed I had to wait till I was at the church to blog, which was sad because I had things to share like my Valentine's plans and a cool parcel that arrived. Now they are now smushed into this post when they could have stood alone.
February has one of my favourite days of the whole year.
February 15th - "Half Price Chocolate Day"
Thank you, Valentine's Day!
In seriousness, I find February 14th a strange day. I've had different feelings about it almost every year. I've been joyful, fake joyful, depressed, cynical (and discovered I do cynical better than I'd like to admit), bitter, and content. I've celebrated different ways from "Singles Awareness Day" or binge watched chick flicks to buying kid Valentines and share them with friends or hiding from everything and ignoring all romantic love.
This year I forgot about the 14th till I was visiting the library and saw this sign. They had seven or so books wrapped with only a word or two to describe the "blind date." I decided to sign out "gently magical" with the intent on reading it on Saturday.
My good friend Donna had a gaggle of girls (actually were all women but I like the sound of gaggle of girls) going and let me join them. We thoroughly enjoyed the play. Jamie, who is not a jerk, did an excellent job playing a jerk and had me wanting to slap him but I controlled myself. After the show Donna and I enjoyed a few appetizers nearby. I love deep fried pickles. They are my new favourite food.
So it wasn't till later that I discovered what my blind date book was, The End of the Alphabet. I am just finishing up another book but I should start it later this week.
Reading Rainbow had a huge Kickstarter campaign I knew I wanted to support it.
Kickstarter is one of many crowd-funding sites. If you have a project and need help you create a page/campaign. It includes what you want to do, your target financial goal, what supporters get for helping, and a deadline. Some projects also include stretch goals so that supporters get extra goodies for each new goal met. If you meet or surpass your funding goal when the campaign ends you earn the money and then deliver the promises to your supporters. If the project fails not nothing happens.
Oh, I hear we are getting more snow on Thursday :)