Monday, 30 November 2009

Grass Seed and Snowflakes

I've never planted grass seed this late in the year before, but with Environment Canada insisting on snow tonight, this may be my last chance for the season.
Hopefully, when the snow melts, this grass can get a jump on that wretched Creeping Charlie stuff that is all over the yard.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Snow is a Four-Letter Word

But I guess I'll be saying it a lot in the next little while. Thankfully, this was only a skiff.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Prairie Girls in The Big Smoke

We went to Toronto for the weekend to visit friends and do some shopping. We spent Saturday walking around the downtown area to see what there was to see.

These shoes are NOT made for walking. I bought a much more sensible pair. And the clothes upstairs made the colours in these shoes look dull.

I barely speak English, and now there are people who speak human? Wow!

A beautiful end grain cutting board.

Lovely old neighbourhoods. This one is north of the Kensington Market.

And, be still my beating heart. A whole store dedicated to buttons. I hadn't planned on coming here so didn't bring any fabric swatches. Next time.

And of course, one has to sample to outdoor artwork.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Red Sky in the Morning...

sailors' take warning.Red sky at night, sailors' delight.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Finished Edges

The space between the linoleum and the door and the linoleum and the stairs has been finished and primed.

Friday, 13 November 2009

What'cha Hidin' Under There?

Wouldn't it be cheaper to buy a new one?

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae, May 1915

Poppies (©

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Following a Current Trend

The in thing right now is to have a home theatre. We always follow the trends but the only place we found that it might fit was in the crawlspace.

It'll have hardwood floors.

Now that it has been vacuumed out, eet ees cozy, non?
Well, perhas not, but at least we did get an electrical outlet in the sunroom.
And I don't have to worry about turning my ankle on the heavy electrical cord that was running in there as a temporary solution.

Monday, 9 November 2009

How Illuminating

Last night The Geek installed two more lights in the sewing room; one over the cutting table and one over each of the two sewing machine tables.

She also installed a proper plug. She said the iron was two 'heavy' to have on a non-grounded extension cord.I don't know what she is talking about. The irons don't weigh very much at all!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

An Odd Fall Indeed

You don't often see someone combining in November.
I keep commenting on the strange and lovely weather this year. It sure beats what happened last year at this time. If the picture is a bit fuzzy, it is because I took it from the truck on the way back from the farm this afternoon.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

What Season is This?

Whatever it is, I'll take it!

Monday, 2 November 2009

More 'Hair'

The Geek's friends enjoy hamming it up with her wig.

And this is how I looked the next day. I've seen women who have hair that looks like this. Which now make me wonder, do they do this on purpose, or is it left over from a night out the day before.