Thursday, August 27, 2009

An update:

I am back in Winnipeg preparing for another year of school which will most likely result in a severe psychological disorder. So before I start whimpering and throwing any computer in sight out the window I thought I would make a note of my current happy emotional state. In a few months I can look back on this post and remember the good ol' days. The days of waking up late, wandering around the house in my pajamas, taking the dog for a walk, reading, and sitting on the deck doing nothing.

I tried to weed my crazy, overgrown garden this morning. I got attacked by a prickly weed so i left the carrots alone. Then I picked up a 4 foot tomato plant, and stood there for a few minutes thinking about how I could make it stand up. I couldn't think of any ideas that would not cost money. So I let the plant flop back over.

It is cloudy today.

Katie gave me her flannel sheets.

I have 5 new flavours of Rooibos tea.

Kim gave me a pretty new scarf.


I guess I am preparing for the autumn season.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Grey Weather

Isn't this lil' trolley cute? It goes back and forth along the water front in dear Nelson, BC, and picks up tourists along the way. In my day care months, we would take the wee children on board to add a little excitement to the day. This trolley is 110 years old, and has had a colourful past improvising as a chicken coop, dog kennel, restaurant, etc.

The last couple of days, my brother and I have been weed wacking the trolley tracks, which are overcome with weeds. Weeds as tall as my hip bone. I'm serious. Anyway, I make no claims to be a weed wacker professional, and my body would agree. I feel like I have been run over by a trolley.

Today is a grey day. Listen to Gregory and the Hawk if your day is also grey.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Happy Sigh

I'm pretty sure I love being home.

At the moment I am sitting outside listening to the hum of crickets, with a black cat sleeping on my feet, and a warm breeze ruffling my hair into my eyes so I cannot see. Oh joyous.

I have experienced some pretty amazing things since I have been home, and I have been able to refresh a spirit that was rather dry. You know your spirit is losing its life when it gets harder to laugh. A holiday was imperative.

My Recent holiday experiences:

1. Realizing that the bathing suit that used to belong to my sister, and that I have owned since I was 12 is now too tight for comfort.

2. Turning one year older always provides opportunity to reflect on the experiences throughout the year, such as nearly shriveling up into a pile of dust after this past year at Booth College, and perfecting my ability to write my papers in between sniffles and random angry outbursts, because the first copy didn't save properly.

3. Listening to a delightful concert by a man named Dan Mangan.

4. Being completely, overwhelmingly, magnificently surprised by two impish roommates who decided to trek hundreds of kilometers to visit grand BC and wish me a happy birthday. Golly!

5. Taking part in illegal activity. Pictures will be posted. Because I feel guilty and I need to come clean.

6. Eating two whole birthday cakes by myself.

7. Eating scads of fresh raspberries and huckleberries smothered in cream.

8. Eating...well, lots of free food.

9. Swimming a lot. This is a thing I have never really done, but I quite enjoyed it. Especially in the moonlight in my birthday suit (note: indecent exposure is not the aforementioned illegal activity and no pictures will be provided).

10. Hanging out with my family is pretty cool. Right now they are at the local Nelson workout gym, becoming toned and gaining vast amounts of muscle. I don't mind. Someone has to stay home and watch for bears. The other day my mom and I stepped in bear poop up to our kneecaps while picking huckleberries. Yuck!