Monday, December 8, 2008
We ended up with 22cm/9" of snow yesterday. Made for a fun drive to work this morning!!!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
We were going to get all the Christmas stuff down from the garage rafters today but I think it will have to wait until there is a little less snow.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
This was a very strange book to read. It takes place in 1873 London, England. The Duchess of Fainhope gives birth to a child that ddoesn't survive, and her governess, Miss Mantilla gives birth to an illegitimate child. Of course the inevitable happens. The dutchess needs an heir and so the children are switched at birth. It chronicles the lives of the two women and the child over about 25 years. I can't say much good about this book. I found it very boring and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
That Summer Place by Debbie Macomber, Susan Wiggs and Jill Barnett
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Didn't really do anything exciting this summer. We decided we didn't want to go away anywhere, just stay home and do our own thing.
For my dh that means spending lots of time at the driving range and on the golf course.
For me it means spending lots of time in my garden.
I decided to dig out an entire flower bed (about 24x2) that had become overgrown with tiger lilies (they grow like weeds and are very invasive) daisies (same as for tiger lilies) and other perennials, not to mention grass and weeds. The only thing I left intact were my roses. It was a lot of work but looks a thousand times better. Have to say I needed lots of dh's muscle to get the tiger lilies out. The roots must go to China!
I bought a second blueberry bush as everyone I talked to said that you need 2 of them for pollination. Hopefully they will be as prolific as my raspberry bushes.This was the first dish of many dishes that have been picked in the last several weeks. I even made jam, first time in a few years. I made raspberry/blueberry. Very good. I had to buy the blueberries though.
This is something that I don't particularly like to see. Christmas stuff in Costco on July 24th. Can you believe that. 5 months before Christmas. We haven't even had half of the summer break.
We had a surprise visit from my sister and her family. I was cleaning out closets one day and the door bell rings and my sister, her husband and 2 kids are standing there. That was quite a surprise as I had been talking to her about a week or so before that and she didn't mention they were coming. They live in B.C. They were staying at her girlfriends and were in town for 5 days. We managed to get a couple of visits in while they were here.
Did everybody get their fill of the Olympics? We watched quite a bit. The opening ceremonies were quite impressive (even with all the controversy-lip syncing and computer animation etc.). We were looking pretty sad in the first week though with so many near misses for the medals.
I took several of my sweaters to a store called Galleria http://www.calgarycraftedgifts.com/ here in town. It is the largest independently owned retail arts and crafts store in Canada. I have been making some bracelets which I took to show them as well. The owner liked them and took all 6 that I took in. Everything is left on consignment so I will have to wait and see how things go. Fingers crossed!
We finally went and applied for our passports. We have been meaning to do this for quite a while and finally got around to it. It will make things a lot easier when going into the states.
I read quite a few books over the summer but I will leave those for another post.
Bye for now.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
You couldn't see any green in the pots this morning because there were so many blooms. I guess I shouldn't feel so bad because we just heard on the TV that some houses have flooded basements in areas only a few blocks from our house.
I do love my flowers though and I sure hope they come back.
Bye for now.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Watched some sheep sheering. We went to see the finals of the marching band competition. This is a highlight . The competition goes on all day. They are some of the bands that took part in the Parade at the beginning of the stampede. This, the stampede, is a 10 day event. It was a band from California that won.This is a beautiful quilt that was on display.I love this quilt, it's all boxer shorts!!
I've been spending time in my yard just about every day. It's looking pretty good. We've been having quite a bit of rain though. Not a whole lot of hot weather.
Bye for now.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
In the last weeks of school we went to the zoo and had a great time. The kids really love seeing all the animals. It's amazing how protective the adult elephants were towards the baby.Many peacocks wander freely throughout the zoo.There was a baby giraff as well, but I couldn't get a good picture.It's hard to see but there is a baby gorilla that is only 2 weeks old.
It was a very special end of year for us this year. We had a student graduate and go on to Junior High and one boy move up to a higher level class. A great accomplishment for autistic kids.The flowers in my yard are finally starting to look pretty good. We had so much rain and very little sunshine in the last month or so that everything was late. Finally we have some really nice weather (high 20's, low 30's C so far). With all that rain our hedge was so overgrown, it took a couple of hours to trim it this morning. It looks really nice when trimmed but it doesn't take long before it needs trimming again. I'm now at the point of thinking about having it taken out. It serves no real purpose, it's just along the side of our driveway.
My BFF gave me some lilies last fall from her yard and this is the first that came up this year.This is a blueberry bush I bought. I would love to have blueberries every year. Hopefully it will survive the winter.
Bye for now.