You know my tulip and gardening love is pretty serious when I pass up Comicon, the first Freemarket of the season, and the Carp Farmer’s Market opening weekend in order to go roam around Dow’s Lake. It was wonderfully worth it, and I think the rainy and cool weather will help preserve the blooms for another week too:
They’re peonies. No wait, they’re tulips:
Teaching tulip appreciation while she’s young:
I picked up a brochure from a BC bulb seller while I was there. I’m fairly sure I can get my front lawn looking like this by next spring:
Next weekend I’m going to head down to Marion Dewar square to grab some Perogies. I hear the vendors aren’t doing well this year being moved so far away (thanks NCC). I might check out some of the other beds too.
Have you been to the festival yet this year? Do you take part in any of the planned events? Have you shared your pics yet?
You guys! That daughter of mine knows just what to get me for Mother’s Day.
Did you see it? She told her teacher I was 33. Not a decrepit 43 year old, 33. I’m not sure who would buy it, but somebody said it and I’ll take it (grey hairs and all).
*Truth be told I can picture her sitting down to work on this sheet with her teacher, and the teacher deciding to err on the side of caution. I mean what 43 is way too old to have a 5 year old, right?
It seems this Chris Hadfield guy will go to any length to slack off a bit at the office. Every time I turn around he’s on Twitter, or Skyping or jammin’ with some buds:
And then, even when a couple of his ISS co-habitants go for a walk, does he head out with them? No. He stays inside all nice and cozy.
Seems like all that lounging around managed to pay off though, it gave him time to re-write and record this little ditty:
That’s right, re-recording David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ from fricken space.
Safe return Cmdr. Hadfield, Thomas Marshburn and Roman Romanenko. Back to the office and gravity for you!
Learn something new every day! I had no idea…actually I’d never really thought about it, but if I had thought about it, I wouldn’t have come up with this.
I swear my blog is turning me in to a hoarder. Yes, I’m blaming the blog, you see I find these things, set them aside and plan to write about them. Then something shiny comes by and ‘squirrel!’
About a month ago I was down in my craft room, tidying up when I came across a copy of Taunton’s Threads Magazine from June/July 1992. Now, while I’m sure the magazine is full of wonderful techniques and ideas, great hints and tips, it’s also 20 years old and full of clothing patterns and ideas from the ’90s. Think about that.
So, in my best show of efficiency, I stop tidying and sit down to figure out why I would have possibly kept this magazine. Then I found it, so I photographed it, and still didn’t get rid of the magazine *sigh*. (<- that's the hoarder part)
Finally though, I remembered that a) I wanted to clean and b) I should write about this. This you say? Yes, this:
In case you can’t believe your eyes, yes, that is a pair of pants that this woman is also wearing as a shirt. And they designed it this way. Oh wait. They’re reversible too. That’s like doubly reversible. It also has me wondering, since she’s putting her head through the crotch on occasion, if they are well-aired all the time.
And, depending on how things go with the cleaning, this might just be the first installment of a new series I’ll call ‘Why was I keeping this’ or maybe ‘What were they thinking’