Laborious Labour Day

It was as if we caught the Labour Day bug… big preparations for FIL’s visit.  He comes today & there’s been some serious graft – everything from pruning bushes to cleaning the fridge.  This weekend on top of regular inside jobs, windows got washed, the garage got tidied/ purged, the snowblower got fixed, etc.  So, […]

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Surprise Skeins

Talk about reaching a personal goal:  two great ‘events’ chez moi in as many days?!  Dinner went really well.  Cuz loved her Silpada jewelry.  Shout-out to my friendly knitterly Silpada rep, Miss Megster – close call on this gift!  We exchanged these belated gifts.  Mine was so nice… Ta da! Hung in a bush for […]

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We hear you, Usain!

Can I just say Happy Belated Birthday to Usain St. Leo Bolt?!  Keep sprinting my yout! The Daily Gleaner’s on-line edition ran a Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) article today that quotes Usain on his main goal: I keep telling you – my main (goal) is to become a legend. That’s the aim for me and […]

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Of True Stories

We caught Julie & Julia this afternoon.  I went assuming that Julie’s Little Blog that Could would be the dominant story line.  I have to be the exact demographic for that, right?  Well, hands down, the life & times of Julia Child half is what made this movie for me.  Meryl Streep & Stanley Tucci […]

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And we’re mobile!

It’s Summer of the Sprain no more – I drove!  Last night in fact.  Just a short trip downtown and back but after a month of being grounded that short drive made all the difference.  Each day the ankle is getting stronger, and I don’t need to favour it as much when walking. Now that […]

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Fullness of Time

The healing process on this ankle is moving very slowly.  Like molasses in August.  My big plan to drive over to the pub for Knit Night fell through – no pun intended.  Turns out you kind of need some strength in your foot to press the gas pedal.  The things I once took for granted… […]

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In a day’s work

I caught the year’s first-past-the-post day lily, yesterday: These are escapees from next door, and I love them! I basically spent the day at the computer, making my way down a to-do list.  Well, I may have visited a certain site that begins with R an inordinate amount of times too… I didn’t even pick […]

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Full day ahead

Eden’s baby kimono is wrapped & ready to go!  She’s 3 weeks old now, and I’m hoping to go meet her this afternoon.  Of course, I’m pretty nervous about this but no backing out now… I did my best on this one. I took the pic out on our back patio.  The poinsettia was from […]

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Walk good

Last week the ace revolutionary bookstore, Babylon Falling, closed its doors in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district.  It was 2 years & a week strong.  Owner Sean Stewart has shared his thoughts on the financial, systemic & personal factors that lead to the store’s closing.  It is a powerful read & I won’t go into paraphrasis […]

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Serves me right

My neighbour is one smart cookie.  She has me going to play a game of (gasp) tennis in an hour’s time.  This is what happens when I rashly express interest about joining in. My brother taught me how to play, and I am the first to admit that I was a total space cadet on […]

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