Saturday, 30 July 2011

July 30, 2011


Ellie loves to sit near me while I knit (or do just about anything - she gets up to come with me when I leave the room at least 50% of the time). My project bags are apparently comfortable.

Friday, 29 July 2011

July 29, 2011


At the end of the run I was exhausted. Today I am sore (I was a little sore yesterday too).

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

July 27, 2011


Yesterday I managed to miss the same bus twice - and it was raining - the day improved from there.

Friday, 22 July 2011

July 22, 2011


We got our second delivery from our Oxyoke Farm (half share) CSA yesterday- a massive amount of lettuce this week, swiss chard, and onions. Last week was rhubarb, Chinese cabbage, lettuce and onions. I need to remember to finish what we get each week...

Also, there was an awesome little kid at the delivery truck - his shirt said "I'm 3 years old, what's your excuse?"

Thursday, 21 July 2011

July 21, 2011


Another winning recipe from Celiac Teen - Gluten Free Banana Bread - her recipes always seem to work and taste so yummy :)

Monday, 18 July 2011

July 18, 2011


The shelves are hung, lined up, and (thankfully) level.


Now I just need to print more photos - perhaps some wedding photos hmmm?

Friday, 15 July 2011

July 15, 2011


9 times out of 10 (or more) I travel by public transit to get to work on weekdays.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

July 14, 2011


A stuck hot water valve and a leaky faucet are the current reminders that there are things I can control and things I cannot control. And in order to have control I need to act - that is the way to a solution not stress and procrastination.

Pattern is Irving the Icebox Monster from Rebecca Danger's Big Book of Knitted Monsters. He is the reason that the laundry didn't get done and the bathroom was not cleaned this weekend...

July 13, 2011



First shipment of Dancing Dog Dyeworks Socktastic Summer of Socks finally arrived yesterday - Canada Post had been holding it hostage. This shipment is a self striping colourway called Tropical Twist on the Twist Sock base - looks tightly spun, like Louet Gems or Cherry Tree Hill. I can't wait to cast on :)

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

July 12, 2011


Ellie always wants to know what I'm doing - she loves to keep me company. When I put my makeup on in the morning she watches me in the mirror. And her current favourite spot in bed is where my pillow should be - right in the corner. Sometimes she even meows at me to make space for her there.

I feel loved :)

Monday, 11 July 2011

July 11, 2011


It had been over a week since I'd been at the gym - between work and my cold - it was rough to go back but I'm so glad I did. Sure is motivation to go regularly...

Saturday, 9 July 2011

July 9, 2011


5 years ago yesterday we were married - you still make me laugh so much - I don't feel old enough to have been married 5 years...

Thursday, 7 July 2011

July 7, 2011


Lately I've been struck by how beautiful this area of campus is. I walk this route nearly every day I travel to work. The trees are numerous and large.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

July 6, 2011


This cold continues to kick my arse - but at least I have windows while I convalesce.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

July 5, 2011


It's a blanket made of sock yarn - long term project by definition - takes some of the pressure off. Plus I get to use up every last bit of yarn and get it out of the stash. Feels good.

Monday, 4 July 2011

July 4, 2011

Despite me feeling a bit under the weather we went for an adventure yesterday to Kananaskis - it was a beautiful day and C. got me to be a little adventurous - I'm so glad we went and that I allowed him to convince me at least a little.

Note - I haven't posted in forever, the idea I'm trying out is to mimic Habit at least several times a week - who knows where it will lead