There are some little girls who live in our complex who LOVE to decorate the neighbourhood pavements with chalk. I am a huge supporter of these drawings and enjoy seeing all their creations on my way to and from work every day. Now that the weather is nicer, there are more and more drawings in the carports each day. I really like this creature. I can’t really tell what the word is above him. Is it Boars? Maybe. Anyway, I like how he looks like he’s directing traffic.
Speaking of traffic…Mike casually mentioned this morning before work that the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper was going to be in Surrey this afternoon. Other than thinking, “WHY?” and then forgetting about it, I suddenly remembered this conversation while driving home after work. The traffic on the Alex Fraser Bridge was at a complete stop at 6:10. I noticed about 3 police on motorcycles riding the opposite direction to me, then a few more motorbike c0ps (we rarely see them in Surrey, so to see six all at once was weird), and then I saw a cavalcade of town cars. I completely lost count of how many black luxury cars were lined up behind each other. Next up were 3 big, black vans (the kind without windows in the back) driven by men in flack jackets and then…an ambulance. Yup. I guess you just can’t be too careful. This is not a political blog, but that seemed a bit excessive.
UPDATE: I read on the internets that the Prime Minister of India was also in tow. Still. That’s a lot of resources on the road.
That was extent of my excitement for the day. I took last night off from blogging after a super long night of portfolio show activities.
And now it’s back to normal days.
Until the next show in 3 months.
Yah. Me, too. That was a good day.
It’s only 2 days until a worky work event takes place and my mind is playing tricks on me. I’ll soldier on, but just know that last night I dreamt about bombs, relatives on steroids and hundreds of snakes under the bed. That’s not the worst part of my dreams last night. I dreamt I lost Donner in all the chaos. NOOOOO! You will be happy to know that the Smashy Brothers are fine and woke us up as per usual with their duet of yowling for their breakfast. Thank goodness for that.
And bonkers. Also, my relatives were looking very ripped with their steroid bodies and were driving around in a Hummer. LOLS.
So, whatever that means.
I decided tonight after being out a bit late (Monday nights I always stay in town with some friends after work) that when I got home, I’d soothe myself with tulip photos. Very calming, those tulips!
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Yesterday’s field trip to Bradner was lovely. The sun was shining and the community hall was full of beautiful daffodils, like these ones with the tiny centres.
The theme of the show was The Good, The Bad and the Bug-ly (LOLS) and while I enjoyed seeing the different types of daffs, I learned a few things about invasive plants in BC (I think that’s THE BAD part of the theme) AND, as it turns out, we have an invasive species in our own backyard. It’s a green plant with white variegation and it doesn’t seem to be on the list on the website, but I recognized it right away on their list of INVASIVE SPECIES! and spoke to the lady running the booth. She said it is still sold by some nurseries in hanging baskets because is hangs down and looks nice with the white and green contrast. The best way to get rid of it is to yank it out of the ground by the root and then lay it down on cement in the sun to make sure it’s really dead. Then put it in the trash. Never in the compost. So. It looks like it I have some chores to do in the yard pretty soon. I want to plant many cherry tomatoes in that spot anyway. Which reminds me, I need to keep an eye out for the Westham Island Farm tomato seedling sale. I got some really good ones there last year.
Today was much chillier. That may have to do with my choice of clothing I wore. It felt like summer yesterday, so today I wore shorts. BRRRRrrrr. We went over to Crescent Beach for a walk and found all the herons at the beach hanging out.
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