May 23rd, 2006



Just watched the opening of the Edmonton game. I don't think I've ever seen the singer stop and let the crowd sing the anthem like that before. Pretty damn impressive.

Wildflowers from the cottage.

This weekend I decided to give hubby a vacation from me and the dog so on Sunday we bundled ourselves into the car and headed to the cottage. While it wasn't the nicest weather (5C at night!) It was great to be up there enjoying the fresh air. I managed to do some gardening (read - weeding). Mom is really pleased with the number of perennials that survived the winter. It's always iffy - between the cold (the cottage is a zone north of Ottawa) and the animals who think it's a buffet. For someone that only planted annuals all her life, she's really come around to the perennial gardening.

One thing my parents always said about the cottage is that they loved the fact that you could find a different wildflower blooming every week. So I crawled around the property for a while and Collapse )

While I was up there I also started knitting my next shawl. It is the Box-Lace Shawl from Folk Shawls. I bought the wool, (Briggs and Little sport weight in Grey Heather) at Spring Tonic from Mabel Corlett, owner of The Wool Room, in Kingston. So far I have three repeats down, 23 to go.

Oh, and update on the machine saga, when I got home on Monday night my machine wouldn't come out of hibernation mode. Then it needed a disk consistency check. It is so going to die.