No hu-moms or dawgs were injured in the making of this post.
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
So a friend who also works in a small downtown office suggested we both stop at a local pub for a drink or two after work yesterday, but I was concerned about Miss Boots waiting for her dinner. After the digestive problems she exhibited the first couple of weeks with me, I've been pretty careful about serving her meals on schedule. So without a great deal of thought, I replied ...
... well, I'm not going to tell you what unexpectedly came out of my mouth!
Let's just say I might have watched that great British comedy Are You Being Served a few too many times in my past! My friend obviously had not. The look on his face was priceless! (If YOU didn't watch Are You Being Served either ... look up mrs slocombe's pussy on google or youtube!)
Since this is a bit of a naughty post this morning, I feel it only appropriate to share that spring is slowly springing here and I'm experiencing urges. Almost unbearable URGES! So instead of stopping at the pub on the way home yesterday, I visited a different kind of outlet. Then I could hardly wait to get home and enjoy ...
... a tall cold glass of milk! I don't crave milk very often ... actually, I normally despise the stuff ... and cow's milk gives me a nasty tummy ache. Fortunately, goat milk is okay ... and quite palatable with added chocolate. Maybe I need to take an extra calcium tablet a day at times like this?
Miss Boots was feeling a bit naughty yesterday too:
She doesn't have Attitude ... not much ...
I don't think I've updated y'all on my quilting adventures recently, have I? Here's the completed Christmas vacation table runner ...
I'm quite happy with it, although I can see faults. Every stitch was done by hand! I could have completed it much faster by machine, but found I really enjoyed relaxing with hand-stitching. Here's the wall-hanging I also started last December ...
... with the three heart blocks finally together and ready for the applique bits ...
... which are now being stitched in place. I only manage a few minutes at this in the evenings, so it's a SLOW work in progress. Yes, I'm getting impatient! I just received the latest issue of the IRISH QUILTING magazine and it's chock full of great ideas for new projects. (I'm exercising restraint ... in case you wonder what that low threatening rumble in the distance is ...)
Guess what I noticed by my bus stop yesterday morning!
Perfect discovery for the first official day of spring! Yes, we still have bits of snow on the ground ... mostly in shady areas ... but catkins can't be wrong! Can they???
Sunday, 21 March 2010
It's 6 degrees outside at the moment, and has pretty much been around that temperature each day this past week. Our snow is rapidly disappearing. I'm quite happy to see the snow go ... NO MORE WINTER BOOTS!!! However, all our dirty little winter secrets certainly begin to appear. Do you realize humans are extremely messy critters? We drop garbage ALL OVER THE PLACE! You can't see it when it's covered with snow, but come spring ... yecchhh!
Occasionally, disappearing snow reveals sights that make a person go "hmmm" ... and I came across one such sight on the way to work last Friday morning.I had a similar experience once in New Westminster, BC. when I spotted something quite unexpected on the sidewalk outside a corner convenience store.There were no "real" food outlets or homes nearby to explain the presence of a turnip on the sidewalk that day in New Westminster, and ...... no homes or food outlets nearby to explain the presence of this lone red onion on a city street here!Once again, the saying "just fell off the turnip truck" crossed my mind! I wonder what makes the occasional lone vegetable run amok in city streets? Any ideas??? Have a great week, y'all!
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
When I arrived at the Toronto airport on Saturday morning, I learned my flight had been cancelled due to a bad snowstorm in the Maritimes. There was NO WAY I was going to spend another night in Toronto, so I spent the better part of the day in the airport waiting for a connection to Vancouver. That did happen eventually ... but when I got to Vancouver, I couldn't get on a flight for the trip north and home! "Darn! I'll just have to phone a friend and bum a meal and a bed for the night!" she thought ... and promptly did so. Then I flew from Vancouver to home Sunday.
This picture was taken on the Vancouver to PG lag of the trip, and we encountered clouds and a snow storm shortly after that, and I arrived home to this ...From Vancouver blossoms and bare legs to PG snow in the space of an hour. My oh my how aerotechnology can boggle the mind! Thankfully, the snow is gone again. However, I'm still not a firm believer that spring has arrived. I don't even want to say the word out loud yet!
Have a great week, y'all!