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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Today's fish is trout a la creme

I hope you like the new "fish" I have added especially for my followers. Since my blog is not all that interesting right now, I thought you'd appreciate the diversion. By the way, if you click your mouse in the fishbowl you will feed the little fishies. As for the title of this post, it comes from one of my favourite British sci-fi comedies, can anyone guess which one?

Had a great weekend, for the most part. Spent Saturday grocery shopping in preparation for the week ahead (and Valentine's Day dinner in particular), then went out that night to a fundraiser for a cousin of our friends that's going to work in a medical clinic in Ethiopia for a few weeks. We raised enough money to purchase a lot of supplies for the clinic, perhaps even a brand new microscope to replace the ancient one they are currently using. It was a really good night! Sunday was a lazy day at home, with a nice dinner (beef tenderloin for me, tuna steak for Andrew). I got Andrew a Superman T-shirt (he loved Superman as a kid) and I got a card. Sigh. Well, at least I got flowers last year. Monday was Family Day, so we celebrated by going to visit my brother & his family. Evie continues to get cuter every day! We had Bill help us install the baby car seat in our van, as we are babysitting Evie overnight in early March, after Jenn's sister's wedding. I can't wait, though I'm really nervous. I guess I'd better start baby-proofing our house! I'm thinking right now that maybe we should put up a baby-gate to block the front room from the kitchen so we can contain her, away from the litter box & the stairs. Just thinking out loud. Sounds like a trip to Babies R Us is in order.

I'm loving watching the Olympics now, and am so proud of how Canada is doing so far! I also LOVED the opening ceremony, especially the poet & kd lang! I love that song (Hallelujah), it makes me cry every time I hear it. What a great time to be Canadian. Now, if we can only get the Zamboni at the speed skating venue to work properly.........

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Boo hoo hoo

I really shouldn't complain about having no life - it's my own damn fault I'm never motivated to do much of anything. And I do have a life - it's just not exciting blog fodder. It's not easy updating a blog when nothing much of note happens! But that can be a good thing - it can mean that nothing bad is happening!

Having said all that, life continues. It's winter, so a fair bit of cocooning is going on (for those not familiar with cocooning, that's what happens in the winter when it's cold/snowy & people just keep to themselves & stay indoors). Can't wait for spring when the neighbourhood starts to come out of their shell, so to speak! As soon as it gets warm Andrew & I are out in the front garden, weeding out the weeds, pulling up the dead stuff from the year before, re-planting anything that the wildlife unearthed. I'm thinking of moving the irises to the backyard, on the edge of the patio with the peonies & the rose-bush & the blueberry bush (if it survived this winter). We'll also move the michaelmas daisy to a different part of the garden (it's at the front now, and seeing as it's 3 feet tall it's kind of throwing off the look of the garden. I'm also trying to decide which veggies to grow this year. Carrots for sure, they worked out really well, as did the onions. Perhaps some tomatoes & peppers, and maybe basil again - we did get some lovely pesto out of the last crop. Not cauliflower or broccoli or brussels sprouts - not that it wasn't fun to watch Basil the mouse de-nude the tender plants of their leaves - I'd just like to be able to eat some of what I grow! And he ate the pea sprouts before they were barely out of the ground!

Well, that's about all from here. I'd love to be able to go on a quick vacation somewhere, sometime soon-ish, but we really need to pay down the credit cards first. Sigh......