Ever have one of those days when all the good stuff is happening at the same time but you can’t be everywhere at once? Last night was like that for me. I had to decide between going to my writing class, going to Irene’s Pub for the Chopper McKinnon tribute, or going to Parliament Hill [...]
I think it’s high time we had a contest around here!
Simon (the African Grey parrot) has spent several hours a day over the past few weeks practicing a song. I’ve recorded one of his practice sessions (see the black video below). The first person to correctly guess the song will win the prize. It [...]
Here’s some of the stuff we’ve been making lately.
This is the flannel quilt GC made for his son. He just finished it last week. It’s the softest, biggest, coziest quilt yet.
This is my mod sampler quilt. It’s got kind of a yellowish hue in the photo, but in real life it’s not yellowish at all. [...]
GC and I went to the Nordik Spa up in Chelsea. It’s about a 20-minute drive from downtown Ottawa. Neither of us had ever been there before, or to any spa for that matter.
We went for The Baths, which are a set of indoor saunas and outdoor pools of varying temperatures. The recommended technique [...]
I have what I know will be a very unpopular opinion about a highly volatile subject. I should probably keep it to myself, but I feel compelled to share it.
It’s about Tom Flanagan’s remarks about child pornography. The remarks for which he was roundly lambasted, fired as a CBC commentator, denounced by the Prime Minister’s [...]
This is what my day looks like so far:
9:00-12:00 – all-staff meeting at work to do a SWOT analysis of the organization (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats)
2:00-3:30 – Conference Call
3:30 – meeting with funder
5:30-6:30 – House of Commons to watch Bill C-279 being debated. That’s the private member’s bill to amend the [...]
GC got a sliver in his foot from the hardwood floor. He said it felt like a long, skinny sliver. There wasn’t much to see, but he was limping and wincing. Later, when we were getting ready for bed, we saw that his foot was swollen.
I insisted we go to the hospital because he’s [...]
We’ve spent most evenings in the last week on the couch, hand-sewing the binding onto a quilt while watching Season One of Downton Abbey. This has been a lovely way to pass the time, though it hasn’t really lent itself to blogging.
But last night, between the cedar-planked salmon and the chocolate-raspberry parfait, GC got [...]
The neighbours finally moved their mountain of garbage to the curb, and then the garbage truck came and took it all away, which is fabulous. But now we think they’ve flown the coop because everything appears to be gone – the garbage, the car that wouldn’t start, the people themselves – and they’ve left their [...]
Remember Aggie? Aggie was one of my favourite bloggers. At one time she had multiple blogs. I have not given up hope that Aggie will blog again. Just like I have not given up hope that the Elgin Street Irregulars will someday have another Emergency Meeting.
After all, look at Boo. Boo was one of the [...]