The month is continuing on and we're moving into the rhythm of how our winter days will be spent. Mackenzie and I try to wake up early every day - a task that is proving to be rather difficult as the temperature outside remains a cold 40-degree median. We've had a rather warm spell this week which got me thinking about the possibilities of planting a couple of camellia trees into the church yard because the ground isn't frozen anymore. Melina and I went to the flower market and I found two beautiful Camellia japonica. I am thinking I will keep them indoors until the Spring and plant them then so that their roots can establish without too much stress.
Sometimes the winter discourages me from doing activities. This year I somehow feel differently and much more active. For once I feel really happy and perhaps that's because Mackenzie and I are building such a lovely home and we are so happy to invite people in now for dinner parties and whatnot. Tomorrow we have my two favorite little munchkins (Henry age 6 and Sophia age 9) coming over while Melina goes to a flower workshop in Red Hook. We'll most likely order sushi, skateboard in the park, or watch Avatar: the Last Airbender.
Exploring our neighborhood has been really something fun to do as well. Mackenzie and I never run out of fun things to check out! We discovered a new coffee shop today and last week a friend showed me a restaurant that serves as half skate/surf shop, and half asian food fare. Brooklyn is the best! I don't miss living in Manhattan and it feels good to be back in a zip code I used to have 4 years ago.
Life is trekking along and I don't find myself short of freelance design requests and art commissions on top of regular work. I'm working on practicing new design methods and exploring design theory too.