Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap To It!

I hope you're doing cool things with your  Leap Day. Being that it's a Wednesday, and a wet, snowy, cold, windy one at that, it is more than likely a day just like any other for most. It certainly is around here. I wonder how many times February 29th has fallen on a weekend since I came into existence? I think I should find that out. Also, I think I should find out when the next time it falls on a weekend will be in my lifetime, so that I can plan a massive Leap Day party. Fun, right?!

I  noticed Leap Day doesn't seem to really have a particular theme, per se. But I think of it as kind of a quirky day. Not in an April Fool's or Friday the 13th kind of way... it just has a kind of je ne sais quoi about it, n'est-ce pas?

So in honour of this once-every-four-years occasion that helps stabilize our calendar, here is a quirky photo I snapped the other day on my way home from the tea room.

(Speaking of the tea room... I would like to take this moment to say that it is no longer my primary source of income! That's right... I finally got a career job! I'm an Instructional Designer for a company that consults and creates eLearning solutions for other companies. I officially start on Monday and I'm pretty excited! Just thought I would share my happy news!)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Art Card Love

Check out this vintage wedding card...

It was given to my boss at the tea room on her wedding day in 1970 - I think she said it was from her aunt in France. Anyway, isn't it stunning?!  And you can't tell, but the card is huge ~ bigger than an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper. They absolutely don't make cards like this anymore. If they do, I need to find out where... and if they don't then maybe I need to be the one to bring them back!

She just dug it out of a box of old stuff she's storing at the tea room. I think she needs to frame it. Her aunt, or whoever it was that gave it to her,  absolutely nailed her personality with it.