Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Catch up without knitting

Let's see, what have I been up to lately?

I went to the Rex to see John Russon play jazz. It was fun, sitting in a pub drinking beer and listening to live music. Haven't done that for a long time!

I did a jigsaw puzzle. We have had only moderate luck with thrift store puzzles lately. One had a nice picture, but the pieces were all shaped like "I" and it was just too mind-boggling to work on. Then I had one of the New York skyline, complete with twin towers, but those pieces were awkward as well and there were too many huge bits of black sky! This one, of the square in Brussels all covered with flowers, had the perfect mix of hard and doable!

I watched as Stephen and Arthur took rotten bits out of the deck (which was made when Arthur was in utero; I just watched that time, too) and replaced them with new bits. Notice the lilac on the left has leaves already. It's about three weeks ahead of its usual schedule, we figure.

I coloured eggs. The poor Easter Bunny was too busy on Saturday to do eggs, so we coloured them on Sunday and searched for them through the house on Monday. Now we just have to eat them!

The big local news is that the city is renovating the park! We talked a lot about park renovation when Arthur was in kindergarten, and plans were put forward, debates were held about what kind of material we would use and so on, and nothing came of it for years. Now, however, there is more money and the city is going gangbusters on this park renovation all over the place.

Not a swing in sight. Also, that log on the left used to be a big (old) Manitoba maple that shaded the sandbox. It was sad to see all that stuff go, but my kids are a bit old for sandboxes now, and that tree had to go before a branch broke and fell on someone! We look forward to new climbers and new trees!

Finally, some wildlife. Strolling down the street in the middle of the afternoon, a raccoon.

Next up, some knitting!


  1. Hi. Nice to have you back. :-) Syd and I do puzzles, too. Syd did one that was all one colour - silvery grey. She finished it, too! Talk about patience. Would you like to try that one?
    Right now we are working on a bird shaped bird puzzle.

  2. how odd to see a raccoon out in the middle of the day bold as brass... does this happen a lot in your neighborhood?


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