Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Day Off

It's spring break here in Alberta and as usual I have a To Do list as long as my arm to get through.

Most of the things on the list will leave something prettier or more useful or both when I'm done, but trying to cram everything into a one week holiday means they all seem more like work and less like an enjoyable project.

Last night I decided that today would be a real day off.

I hung out in bed until ten in the morning, having breakfast and reading my book in a room filled with sunlight.

I also figured I'd go the whole nine yards after I had my showered and put make up on. (Nearly unheard of!)

Holly needed a ride to the Credit Union which gave me a chance to visit Wellingtons, my favorite garden center.

I'm always inspired when I go there as it is filled with all manner of whimsy.

I came home with these lovely cherry blossoms which will be a part of a creative opportunity I was given for this weekend.

Lunch was KFC, something that happens about four or five times a year.

After an afternoon spent reading, I was ready to do a little more work on my weekend project.

I drove out to the school to cut some pussy willows and thoroughly enjoyed my walk in the country.

All in all a lovely day off!
Here's hoping each of you will have a lovely day off of your own one of these days soon. . .

Monday, March 29, 2010

Washing Dishes

Here's an ingenious way to get out of doing the dishes!

Friday, March 19, 2010

3 Weeks!!

Good grief! It's been three weeks since I've posted anything!
Some of you might be wondering if I have casts on both hands or perhaps think I'm lolling on a warm sandy beach somewhere.

Oh to be lolling!

We have been enjoying an early spring and my allergies are out in full force this year, leaving me rather limp and worn out.

Sensible people of course take it easy in these situations, but I have never been accused of being sensible. . .

I've had company,
(Here's a Grandma who will do anything to get a laugh!)
worked on spring cleaning (with some welcome help from mom), started some new projects and finished up a few old ones.

(Henry did an awesome job of putting up new shelves in my 'computer' room. I feel inspired to make things every time I come in here.)

Okay. . .

I must confess . . . there were also a few days in there where I drove the bus, came home and slept or did nothing, drove the bus again and came home and did nothing and went to bed very early.

Once in a while I can be sensible.

Ev and I went out to lunch for her birthday this week and ended up in an excellent little restaurant where we were delighted to discover many menu items were made with local food.

I forgot my camera and Ev forgot to take pictures! What kind of bloggers are we anyways?
I also have a shocking admission to make. . .

I have not started one seed.

I'm not quite sure how that happened but I'm way behind and I'm hoping some time out at Marlene's greenhouse fillings pots with soil will inspire me.
(Marlene's greenhouse last spring.)

Tam and Byron will be out here early next week and I'll get a sneak peek at this spring's fabulous new planters.
More inspiration.

And for one last picture. . .
Ev and I enjoy our Seed Exchange. . .

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