Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Worst Ever

I have so many little tid-bits to fill you in on. I've just been SO busy studying for my first grammar test that I could not put finger tips to laptop.

Firstly, THE WORST EVER chinese fast food that I have ever tasted; it was phenomenally bad! Over cooked fried rice, gray tasteless chow mein and over breaded processed chicken balls. Really, really, really bad.

I bought this culinary misadventure at a local city college, just before my last grammar class. I wasn't hungry right at that moment, but I knew I would crash and burn within an hour, making it difficult to learn about prepositional phrases. My choices for nourishment were limp salads, day old sandwiches and pizza, and fast food chinese. It was a lost cause from the beginning.

Can you see this?

I was walking home from Stitch 'n Bitch last Wednesday when I came upon these two little critters right in front of Hubby's old building. Actually, they're more like adolescent raccoons than little babes. When I stopped to get a better look at them, these two scurried behind a five inch diameter tree trunk in a comical effort to hide. They hunched there for a couple of moments, peaking out at me.

There was a little raccoon discussion. Something like this:

'What the hell are we doing?'

'I don't know, but this is ridiculous.'

'Aw, forget it. Let's eat.'

With that they sauntered back to the garbage bag. Big city raccoons are so nonchalant, so unconcerned. I love it!

Third tid-bit:

I'm digging this Belgian beer, Delirium Tremens. Hubby and I have it when we go to a favourite restaurant. It's fruity, sweet, golden goodness. Disappointing that it's not available in stores.

Last tid-bit:

I am really struggling with prepositions and some adverbs. They're tricky little buggers, some of them. Hopefully, I will get unstuck before Tuesday night's test.

Wish me luck.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Go Go Laundry Girl!

This little video has me all excited to do some laundry!

Simple, practical things like this really get me going. It may make my life sound small, but I just appreciate the efficiency.

Not only can I tell you in sign language how high our laundry pile is every week, but I can fluff & fold it a little faster now.

This little laundry tip gets me going in the same way that having creativity around me gets me going. I can't explain how it is similar, but I get the same excited feeling from being with Marvin when he is writing, or seeing a new quilt that Tanya has made.

Creativity is a fuel for my life. It pumps me up and keeps my heart singing. When I get a whiff of others' creative juices, my own juices start flowing. Doing one small creative act gets my head all whirling and churning and then it seems like there is not enough time in the world to do all the creating that I feel inspired to do.

This little bit of creativity has been brought to you by a t-shirt folding demo.

Friday, September 22, 2006

I did this!

So, I have finally started blogging! And, I set this up all by myself - no help from hubby! I even figured out how to edit the html so that I can move my photos and text around! I am impressed with myself. Marvin will likely say, "Of course you set this up on your own. It's easy." I rely on him for all the computer techie sort of things around here. He does a good job, but this also keeps me ignorant and feeling dependent on him. I have s-s-s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d myself tonight. Feels good!

What nudged me to blog? More and more of the super cool women (and one man) I know have blogs and I really dig reading theirs'. Check these out: Kathryn Rose, Mezzodiva, H-Star, Sharron Matthews and Denis McGrath.

Things I am doing in my life these days: grammar course for editors (love it!); thank you cards for Winnipeg family and friends; Amercian Sign Language course on numbers and classifiers (I can make big rain and car races now and discuss finances); crocheting shopping bags and a hemp box; catching up on Weeds and Brotherhood (hot, hot, hot shows!); enjoying the water circuit at Body Blitz (sorry, guys, this is for us girls only!); slowly reading The Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka (a lovely, lovely wedding gift from Gregor, Jo & wee Ellie).

(Wow! There are a lot of brackets in the last paragraph! A lot! I started the editing course just recently, so give me a break!)

Pot luck lunch on Monday at work. What to make... one of my famous cakes, or perhaps a yummy salad from I love this salad with prunes and fried shallots.

Check out these photos from a recent trip to Winnipeg.

Got to love the parties with your very own chip truck at the end of the drive! Very cool!

A sustainable living community that we stumbled upon. To the left of this, across a path, was a BEAUTIFUL garden which my pictures do not do justice.

This is a straw bale greenhouse in the making. The community will be able to grow food year round - in Winnipeg!