yesterday i went to mondragon, which has been my favourite hangout in winnipeg since i was in high school. it's an anarchist-run co-op vegan restaurant and radical bookstore, and in recent years an organic grocery was added to the main floor. for years, it's been the place i feel most comfortable to go and sit and write for an afternoon. i'm usually more productive in cafes than at home or at the library. i've written a number of scripts at mondragon's tables.
yesterday, i went for a lunch date with an old friend. she and i have been theatre kids together since we were 9 years old, and at this point, she's one of the oldest friends i still keep in regular touch with. we went to catch up, and also for me to offer her a potential job. i've applied for a grant (which went in yesterday afternoon) to do a short-term project here in winnipeg. i won't say too much about it, but i'll find out in january whether it goes through. between now and then, i have xmas gifts to finish and the mrs.'s visit to prepare for :)
today mumsy and i went out to replace my winter wardrobe since it was a sale day. i always need socks and tights and jeans by the time december rolls around again. the weather was -23 before the windchill and then -37 with it, so it was proper boogers-freezing-inside-your-nose weather. it was so cold that while waiting in the car at one point, i couldn't continue knitting because my hands were too cold.
|started on my winterberry shawl. it's a quick and cozy knit so far.|