Monthly Archives: September 2011

he’s gonna be awesome

I’m not speaking from experience right now, but I think I’m onto something.  I had an epiphany last night, realizing that our dog is going to live (more than likely, according to the vet) until Sonja is 21.  That’s 7 … Continue reading

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snippets and memory lane

It seems that the memories are stored on my husband’s computer! All the photos here are from a time before the blog’s existence; also before we got the fancy Olympus Pen camera. In the dead of winter…on the front lawn.  … Continue reading

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The rain is making me sleepy and introspective.  The articles in the Globe and Mail were uninspiring this morning, and it was disappointing, considering I rarely read the paper.  The write-ups were about how to not overhydrate; how to let … Continue reading

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We’re having visitors this weekend.  I was frantically watering all my pots and hanging baskets on Wednesday night, so that our guests can dutifully admire plants that are alive.

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before and after

Oh, I love the carport, but it takes what feels like superhuman willpower to actually maintain the darn thing!  Before is the middle beam (which sadly still looks the same), to the right is the during and to the left, … Continue reading

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why september is just great

When I was a kid, summer on the farm always felt so loooooonnggg.  The summer days all blurred into each other, with weeks of reading books unearthed from my Grannie’s basement, and picking peas, beans, corn, carrots and all the other … Continue reading

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happy day

I’m still on a high from yesterday, where I accomplished a big clean up with the help of two great people that I work with.  It solved a problem that was bugging me, and made the shop look better in … Continue reading

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