Friday, August 12, 2016

Sweet rain drops

Sometimes circumstances make us feel differently than we could have imagined.  Case in point - you've rarely heard me say what I said multiple times today.........."Yay, it's raining!"   And it's supposed to rain all weekend and I'm happy about it. 
  I regularly hear my sweet California friend Kim from the blog Field of Dreams talk about wishing for rain.  I never really appreciated her perspective because we are usually complaining about too much rain in the summer.  Not this summer.  It has been major drought conditions with wild fires popping up across the province.  My lawn is patchy brown and actually crunches when you walk on it.  I have faithfully watered my flowers though because I paid too much money to let them die.  So here I sit, listening to rain drops and ignoring the fact that my hair is huge and frizzy.  I don't care.  It's Friday and it's raining and it's all good 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

A few finds

Yesterday we had an Artisans Market downtown.  I planned to stay away because I am beyond broke and have no self control but a friend convinced me to go with her.  I made 2 tiny purchases so that wasn't too bad.  I could not resist the little pottery tea bag holder.  Isn't it cute?
There was another potter who had sweet little cups with a dent for your thumb.  It felt so great in your hand but I couldn't spend $20 for a small cup, especially since I would likely break it within a month.  But it did feel great in the hand. There was also a lady with handmade hardwood spoons of all sizes.  They also felt great in the hand.  I don't know about you but I'm so tactile, I have to hold and feel all those types of things.  But I passed.  (So impressed with my self control)  But I weakened when I passed the Bear Claw table, dipped in cinnamon sugar. Yummmmmm
Later in the day a coworker called me and said the house next to her was being sold and the family had a bunch of stuff to give away.  So I scored a project for next summer.  This will be painted and become a bench to hold flower pots, I think. 
I think it will look cute against the side of my garage with some colourful pots.  That's all this weekend. It flew by too fast 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Randomly back

Not much new but I thought I should let you know I'm still alive and kicking.  I haven't been on the computer much (except for work related).  I've taken on an extra project at work for the next few months and it is giving me lots of after-hours work.  My dining room has been converted to a satellite office for the time being.
And it's been HOT, and I may have mentioned a few thousand times - I don't do well in the heat.  We have had no rain and high humidity.  Ughhhhh
Seriously, on this day I thought I'd die.   Abby wasn't very lively either .....  This was the only spot that had a cross breeze and she claimed it 
I was forced to institute a mid-week happy hour to survive and ensure I was properly hydrated
I hope someone is still reading this despite my neglect.  I plan to catch up with everyone else on the weekend.