January 27, 2011 at 3:38 pm 11 comments

Do you ever see a stranger wearing a really awesome hat or cute skirt and you think “I should compliment him/her” but then you don’t because he/she is a stranger and you are too introverted?  This doesn’t happen to me a lot, but often enough that I wish I were more extroverted.  Who would be mean or weird to someone complimenting their awesome hat?

Today while waiting for a blood test, I was in the midst of entertaining Henry (I carry a bag of tricks with me now!) when a woman approached me and said that I was a very sweet and loving mother and that Henry was lucky to have me.  I thanked her for saying that and she went away but I don’t think I will ever forget her.  That is the nicest thing that anyone has ever said to me!  Especially since it came at a time when I am incredibly sleep deprived and wondering if I will ever see 3+ hours of sleep again (according to my friends with older babies — not anytime soon!).  It’s amazing what a few kind words from a stranger can do.  They can turn around a person’s whole day and then some.

Aside from the blood test (ouch!), it’s been a good day.  Hubby’s off for the next five days, so we celebrated by going out for brunch.  Our favourite breakfast place is packed on weekends, but practically empty during the week.  Yet another benefit to not working!

Eggs Florentine with wild mushrooms, roasted potatoes, salad, and fruit.  I am currently doing that motion where you touch your fingertips to your mouth and go “mwah!”.


Can you believe this is the last weekend of January?  To that I say HURRAH.  This year, I am not anxious for time to go by quickly at all, but January is pretty much good for nothing except to foster depressive thoughts and make one want to move to Boca Raton.  February isn’t much better, really.  There is Groundhog’s Day which I get more excited about than what is warranted.  Will he see his shadow?  Won’t he?  Oooooooooooooh, the suspense.  There’s Valentine’s Day which has never been a big deal for me and Husband (I miss my elementary school days when you decorated a little depository for valentines out of brown paper bags and got to eat cupcakes decorated in pink icing!  Man, that is when Valentine’s Day really meant something, y’know?).  Aside from these two festivities, February is just a continuation of dastardly January.  Towards the end of February and beginning of March, you get Farch — that icky, end of Winter blah-ness where everything is grey and slushy.

So, in conclusion, I am not a fan of January, February or March.  I am really living in the wrong country!


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  • 1. Sarah  |  January 27, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    that’s not from vp’s is it? (and yes, i know that’s not how it’s spelt, but that’s how i remember how to say it…lol) to get some brownie points here – (valentines day IS coming up you know) that is NOT your spot, it’s mike’s. 🙂

    i agree with you that feb and march can hurry up and get themselves over with…. however i am looking forward to valentines day. regardless of getting gifts or not, any occasion/”holiday” revolving around all things pink and girly is ok with me. but gifts are nice too. 🙂

    • 2. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  January 27, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      Ding ding ding! Yes, it is indeed from Vi Pei’s! I think we go there more than Mike, thus it is now The Borings spot!

      I can definitely understand why you’d be excited for Valentine’s Day! I will mention to Mike that you don’t care about gifts…;)

      • 3. Sarah  |  January 27, 2011 at 4:56 pm

        ahhh The Borings…making things uncool since 2010…LOL 🙂

        and don’t worry about mentioning anything to Mike about valentines day…. 😛

  • 4. Lynn  |  January 27, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    That is beautiful and brought tears to my eyes, partly because I have no doubt that it is more than well-deserved!

    • 5. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  January 27, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      Aw, thank you so much Lynn! It was one of those little moments (maybe like an Oprah “a ha” moment) when I was feeling overwhelmed by motherhood but that compliment totally rejuvenated me!

  • 6. andrea @ a cake for a wife.  |  January 27, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    “Farch” might be the best word I’ve never heard! It’s perfect — sounds gross yet austere, just like that time of year.

    I do enjoy Valentine’s day, but more as an excuse to bring heart-shaped baked goods to work than anything particularly romantic. I guess you can eat pink-iced cupcakes with henry! he seems like he’d make a good date. 🙂

    • 7. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  January 27, 2011 at 4:35 pm

      Sadly, I can’t take credit for making up “Farch”, but it’s now one of my favourite words. It can also be used as an adjective, i.e. “I can’t farching wait until April gets here already!!!”.

      Henry is the best date around! Lucky for me, I get to be his date until he discovers there are more women in his life than just plain old mom 🙂

  • 8. Therese  |  January 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Farch?! Ha! You made me snort! And I’m at work, woman!

    I used to think the same thing, wanting to compliment someone but being afraid to do it but then I would get a compliment and it would brighten my day. I did, just two years ago (I still remember it), get complimented on my “fancy” PayLess running shoes. It was random but nice and made me smile and feel fashionable…

    • 9. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  January 27, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      My post got a snort! Well that is the second best thing I’ve heard all day. It is pretty much my mission to make snort-worthy blog entries! 🙂

  • 10. Erika  |  January 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    what a sweet lady! i often get compliments from strangers and they are more kind then from people i know! lol that breakfast looked delicious, and if you look at it upside down it sort of looks like a happy face 🙂 yes… i have too much time on my hands to come up with that one!

    • 11. Frugal 'n' Fit!  |  January 28, 2011 at 9:38 am

      I have found that strangers are MUCH more likely to start conversations with me now that we have Henry to talk about. And strangers are so much more smiley! It’s pretty nice.

      Oh, I didn’t notice that about the breakfast. Even more reason to eat Eggs Florentine!


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