Sunday, August 30, 2009

Today after gardening, knitting and reflecting I checked in on one of my favourite blogs Andrea's title for this entry "If your soul is calling, listen". Oh my. The title spoke to me, the photo is beautiful. Have you ever walked a labyrinth?

photo by Jen Gray from superherodesigns site.

Sienna Hong McParland...great niece #4...the pink jacket was knit for cute she is.

Some of the knitting projects I have worked on over the past year or so.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Toronto and TIFF

I spent yesterday afternoon in the city, by myself, enjoying the fine weather, people watching and submitting our TIFF requests. TIFF signals the end of summer, but for me it is a beginning. I always find the autumn fresh and new and a time to reflect on the months gone by and look toward the future.

With those thoughts in my mind I wondered which way to go to spend the rest of my afternoon and early evening alone....the beautiful U. of T. Campus, the streets of Toronto, so many choices. In the end I decided to head for the lake. Supper at Queen's Quay, outside, overlooking Lake Ontario. A chance to actually spend some time in one of my favourite shops without someone standing by the door, waiting, arms crossed and tapping a foot.

I had lots of time, uninterrupted to be alone with my thoughts. I like that.

It was a good day.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Spinning and Twirling

I'm spinning. That's all I can tell you right now. I'm giddy and I'm happy and that's that. insert big smile here

Friday, August 21, 2009

Mubeena through the years.
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Oh how I love mid-August when I get the annual update from India on Mubeena. I have been sponsoring Mubeena, through World Vision for 5 years now. During the year Mubeena and I exchange little notes but I look forward to the annual picture and report card. She has grown up so much, here she is now 9 years old.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Storm
Oh boy...what a storm and then another storm and yet another storm predicted for today.
A portion of our basement flooded last night due to a downspout that worked itself free; and rain was pouring in from the side door making a pool of the landing inside. We scrambled using everything and anything we could to sop up the mess - sheets, towels, blankets, our clothes - anything. All that has been washed and dried and the dehumidifier is working overtime.
All around town, the tops of street lights are scattered everywhere, along with other debris. Huge limbs of trees have been broken. I'm thankful our two big trees, one front and one back, can bend.
I don't like electrical storms, even looking from the inside out!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

A weird and wonderful summer this is turning out to be. Never have I had such green grass in the fact keeping grass alive back there has always been a challenge and this year I abandoned by plan of eliminating grass entirely as I have done in the front. My Annabell hydrangeas are huge and love this west coast/English summer as well. The hostas not so...too much rain for them and the slugs have multiplied by the millions. Now we're into the final month of summer (holidays for some), I'm thinking towards September. September is my most favourite month of all. I love the warm, generally dry, sunny days and cool nights and most of all I love TIFF - The Toronto International Film Festival.