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Saturday, May 31, 2008
Yup, it's my birthday, another year in the books. C took me to the scrap store and set me loose, then I got a gorgeous digital photo frame from him, then he made me bacon wrapped chicken shish kebabs. Then the day ended with the most divine lemon cheesecake. Heaven.
Friday, May 30, 2008
I'm privileged to be part of a little coffee klatch of interesting ladies at work. This week 3 out of 5 of us celebrate our birthdays (Geminis, we tend to congregate), so the other two treated us to a pizza lunch, complete with these divine individual little birthday cakes. At the end of a stressful week (in the middle of a super stressful few months actually), they have no idea how much I appreciated this.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
We had to be out of the house over dinnertime, again, for another showing. This time we took a picnic dinner to the park, ate outside in the sunshine and afterwards walked over to feed the ducks. It's the little things that make life worth living.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I gotta be me. Love McD's hamburgers, like cheese but loathe cheeseburgers. A strange little quirk of mine (actually I dislike cheese on any sandwich that has meat on it!) So, I order the two cheeseburger meal - hold the cheese :)
Monday, May 26, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
In my periodic series of interesting Ottawa churches I bring you Holy Korean Martyrs Parish (in my head I'm hearing 'holy Korean martyrs Batman!'). Prior to 2001 this was Eglise Christ-Roi, built in 1930 and cute as a button, tucked away on a quiet, leafy street less than a block from arguably the busiest street in Ottawa.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
The rain held off long enough for a lovely stroll though the wooded area between Hog's Back and Carleton U. We fed the ducks and chipmunks, and enjoyed the beauty of Spring.
As I watched the kids laughing, climbing trees and throwing crust after crust for the poor, overstuffed mallards, I realized that these are the days I want to remember. The trips to amusement parks are fun, the museums are nice, but the plain, ordinary days of unfettered togetherness are the ones that stay with me.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Poor Wookie took a header off a tricycle at the daycare and landed on his elbow. A not-so-quick trip to the ER confirmed that there were no broken bones, but he was a sad little guy when we had to clean all of the dirt and gravel out of the wounds (which don't actually look all that bad in this shot).
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
The drawer that my beloved SU stamps normally occupy needed to be cleared, so my babies have been temporarily relocated to a pair of boxes in my closet. Fear not babies, I'll rescue you soon and we'll have many more fun times with ink and cardstock. ;)
(C saw me packing these up and said something that rhymes with 'goalie fit'. I have lots of stamps :) )
Friday, May 9, 2008
We're doing more renos (heaven help us). Today C pulled an old, built-in towel bar down and found instead of a proper anchor it was held in place by plaster and old newspapers. How old? Here's the date on one of the pieces (the business section from the Toronto Star). Weirder still, the build date of our house (as listed on the title) is 1975. Did the contractors who installed this towel bar really bring year old newspapers from another city?
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Typical shot taken by all Karsh wannabes in Ottawa (myself included ;) ). The tulips are just gorgeous right now, or so I hear. I've only had a chance to see a few of them, too much going on at work and with life in general right now.