I applied for five jobs on Friday. Living in Ottawa and not being bilingual, I’m lucky if I can find even one job to apply for on a typical day. Anyway, Friday I hit the jackpot and applied for five. Last night I got a call, saying I’d been shortlisted for one of them. The [...]
I had a busy day on Tuesday. I’m pointing it out because it’s unusual. Normally I’m busy in a time-wasting, time-flying sort of way. I usually read the job ads and the obituaries and take care of my pets and walk to Loblaws and pick up a few groceries and walk to Value Village and [...]
I got a sewing machine! One of my long-time regular blog readers, Connie, very generously offered me her Husqvarna Huskystar 224, which she hasn’t used for a few years. (Like me, she leaves a string of abandoned hobbies in her wake. And, like me, she used to live with eleven birds, although the most I [...]
Many thanks to Pearl at Humanyms for the Stylish Blogger Award. The meme says: “By accepting this award I’m to tell five of my favourite things and then pick five people to pass the award on to.”
Five of my Favourite Things
1. Raspberries. I adore them. From the age of 10 to 15 I lived in [...]
Things have been changing fast.
1. Baby Jeebus learned how to fly a few days ago, and was adopted by his new family last night. His new person is a little boy, and his new name is Cuddles. There are parrotlets in his new home, and another lovebird too. (The downside is that the other [...]
I’ve decided it’s time for me to get my first sewing machine. The websites that specialize in offering advice to first-time sewing machine buyers say that it’s very important to think about exactly how you intend to use your sewing machine.
Based on my history, I’d have to say I intend for my sewing machine to [...]
I got a little carried away at the Value Village sale yesterday. I made two trips there (on foot) and came home fully loaded both times – a bulging knapsack on my back and three big fat bags weighing me down. I had to stop and rest my arms and shoulders a few times on [...]
I sold two baby birds yesterday. I had such mixed feelings about it. It’s not like I wanted to keep them – frankly, I’m feeling a bit overrun with birds these days. I was relieved that the bird population was dropping from nine to seven. But I felt so sad for them, being taken away [...]
Here are some of my babies.
Kazoo and Duncan
The theme of the group art show currently at the John Patrick Mills Gallery on Hinchey Street was LOVE. I should have created some living lovebird art. I didn’t think of it until we were already there.
Here’s Jennifer, who works at the art program [...]
GC and I went to see Black Swan last night. It’s a psychological thriller about a ballet dancer. It was quite riveting even though most of the time we had no idea what was going on. We couldn’t tell what was real and what was imagined, who was crazy and who was sane, who the [...]