Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What I've Been Up To.

I have been a shopping fool. I am so excited to be playing in my new closet.


We're leaving for Vancouver Island soon--so it's back into camping gear I go.

See you when we get back!

Monday, June 23, 2014

From the Weekend: The Whirligig.

Last week our dryer died.

I am glad it did for it forced me to finally go out and buy a clothes line.

I've discovered I like standing outside, listening to the angry birds, and hanging out the wash.

We call it the whirligig.

Monday, June 16, 2014

From the weekend: Painting

The kitchen cabinet doors aren't quite finished: but why finish one thing when you can start another?

The old colour is the beige, (Benjamin Moore, Papaya), the new colour is the off-white (Martha Stewart, Glass of Milk)

I tried a blue called River Mist by Martha Stewart in the coving first. That's it in the corner. I didn't like it. Too light, not enough grey. So, I scurried off to Benjamin Moore and brought home Wythe Blue.
Much better. (The original colour was a lovely orange beige called Cable Knit (by BM.)

Friday, June 13, 2014

June: Favourites Series continues

Sorry I am falling behind with these.

June is the end of the school year: and so it is awards season. My son achieved an average between 80 and 89 per cent his first year in high school. I missed the moment they shook his hand, so all I've got is lousy picture of him on stage with the sea of girls.

One of the bet things about summer--and June in particular is being able to visit outside. (Thank heavens, inside is a disaster!) Here's my Mom and my nephew in our backyard.

Last night, I saw this shadow perpendicular to my front door on the wall of my hallway. So ephemeral. This shadow may never be here again or it may come again tonight. But, its opportunity to be here at all occurs only briefly and only in June.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Summer Purge

This truly is one of my favourite annual rituals.

I did a huge purge this year. Having to make room for a few new clothes certainly helped!


Looking west north west from the front step. 

Whenever I see it, it always reminds me of the Emily Dickinson poem:

Tell all the truth but tell it slant —
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth's superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind —

Sunday, June 8, 2014

New Clothes

This is so silly!

But summer is my favourite wardrobe season--always has been, ever since I was a teenager and realisd that summer's shirts and shorts were brighter (and cheaper!) than fall's sweaters and slacks.

I bought myself this sweet little top and culotte. I bought a lot.

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