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Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Always something to do around this place - today it was digging a trench to run a new "sump pump discharge pipe" (in my head I'm hearing blah blah blah, handy I'm not). Our (super helpful) neighbour borrowed this cute little digger to save a HUGE amount of hard labour digging the trench by hand.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Large French Vanilla cappuccino from Tim Horton's. Given what I pay for these ($1.86) and the frequency with which I purchase them (nearly every working day) is it too much to expect a full cup? EVERY cup I get is only this full (they use a calibrated machine to fill the cup). I think I'm going to write a letter...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
First day of kindergarten (he started a day later than his sister because they stagger the entry in JK and SK... but alphabetically, and he's early in the alphabet :) ) He wasn't so keen on posing, he was a little bit nervous...
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Our summer off is over, and we're all settling back into our 'normal' routines. Back to school for the kids (tomorrow and Wednesday, today they spent in the daycare), back to work for me. It's bittersweet, I'm sad summer is over, I'm sad that I won't be spending all day with the bits, but I'm looking forward to seeing my coworkers and even a bit to opening my files (though there's some dread there too!) and I'm excited for the little ones to begin new adventures in kindergarten and grade 2.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Country living has its share of interesting neighbours. This fella (and many of his brethren) seem to think our pool is their pool. This fella was lucky, C scooped him out before the filter (or chlorine) could do him any lasting damage. Others have not been so fortunate :(
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Stunning clematis that grows just outside of my home office window. The flowers are a deep purply-blue where they're shaded by the big leaves, and this amazing reddish-pink where they receive full sun. I had no idea one plant could produce two different colours of flowers?
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Soaking up some rays post-swim. Deceptive though, looks sunny but it was COLD - air temperature in the low 20's and enough of a breeze that being wet was being uncomfortable. The bits weren't ready to go inside though, they're little penguins.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
OK I know what a red sky at night means, but what does a weird orange and purple sky signal is coming?
Today, among many other things, my parents recovered my dining room chairs in a fabulous navy and floral fabric. Man do I wish they lived closer.
Monday, August 11, 2008
My parents came up for a visit and to check out the new house. Never content to sit still, here is my dad ripping a dead cedar from beside the pool (while my mom, just out of camera range, was pruning). All of the landscaping looks a heck of a lot better now (and my mom was able to tell me what almost everything growing here is, weeds included!)
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Montreal, from St Joseph's Oratory, the highest point in the city. So beautiful up there, and so tranquil (or it would be if I hadn't been chasing and shushing a certain 5 year old). I'd really like to go back sometime without the bits and spend some time walking through the gardens, with their statues depicting the passion of Christ, and areas for contemplation. In the quick run-through I had, it seemed so peaceful.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
A trip to Ikea and the solution to my office needs - this adorable little Mammut table and chairs tucks nicely into the corner right beside my desk and is roomy enough for both artists to work together. Now to solve my ugly paint colour dilemma....
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
In the new house I finally have my own office/scraproom, a long held dream of mine. I'm gradually getting it set up the way I want it, however it's become abundantly clear that it's not going to be a space of my own. The sunny main floor space is just too tempting for the other little artists in the family (as are my markers!) Guess I'll be searching for a second, smaller desk for my helpers...