Woohoo! The weekend has begun!

by Carol Browne on April 17, 2014 · 1 comment

in Family and Buddies, Festivities

Mike & MalcolmBefore I tell you what we’re up to tonight, I have to tell you that the Easter Egg Hunt at the office went well, despite the fact that it was OVER in 5 minutes. My coworker, Olga, found it fair and square in 5 minutes. HA! Some hide-r I am. So, I picked up a few more eggs and had a second round of hunting and I think my fellow worker bees liked that.

It is Thursday night (the night before Good Friday, so in Canada, we get a stat holiday tomorrow. HUZZAH! I’ll take it!) and are living large! So many exclamation points!

Malcolm came over after work and we ate a pile of chicken wings, watched all the play off hockey and we started drinking coffee at 9 pm. Nine o’clock at night! We are out completely out of control.

UPDATE: it is now 9:30 pm and we are all yawning. I am not sure why this coffee is working in reverse.

In addition to watching hockey, I will be spending this evening cross stitching.

Just like I told you, we are OUT. OF. CONTROL.

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Baby chicks

by Carol Browne on April 16, 2014 · 0 comments

in Festivities, General, Sewing

Whoa. This short week is really flying by. Tomorrow is the Long Weekend Eve already! Woohoo! We will be celebrating Easter a little bit early at the office with an Easter Egg Hunt and a prize will go to the person who finds the blue baby chick in a yellow Easter Egg. CUTE! I love those baby chicks. I found them at the Daiso last week.

I will be sleeping in to Friday and hopefully getting some sewing in. I want to finish up my squares I made with Happy Zombie last weekend. They look like this!
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by Carol Browne on April 15, 2014 · 0 comments

in General, Photos

Mega Blossoms!

We’ve had the good fortune in these parts to be experiencing extreme blossomage. I just made that word up! All blossoms all the time! Wait. Just spring time blossoms, so it’s all blossoms, all the springtime! YES! My new motto! I am on an advertising roll! I’ve got a logo, a special word and a tag line all for the magnolia. Magnolia Association, I am waiting for your call!

The only thing is, these blossoms don’t last long at all. And neither do the cherry blossoms. I’ve hardly taken any photos of cherry blossoms and in our neighbourhood, our cherry trees are almost spent. The heck? I need to act much quicker. Just know that I hit a bit of a bottle neck with my photo edits these last 2 weeks and I am still going through several hundred photos. Yah. I need to edit even harder as I go. This is a bit over the top. But I shall soldier on.  I’m definitely not complaining. Well, perhaps about my time management skills, but definitely not about the photos and the subjects. They were the BEST!

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The Emo Animal Post

by Carol Browne on April 14, 2014 · 1 comment

in Festivities, General


I call this one, “YEARNING”. Poor horse! She just wants to go outside in the green pasture and cavort with the cows in the field. I know how she feels! I do, too.

I took this photo at Hamel’s on Friday when we were on the Great Fabric Run of 2014. Hamel’s was great – 2 stories of wall-to-wall fabric – out in the country with the dairy cows and where they had the baby goats for sale. I remember it like it was yesterday. And the cheese from next door. Homemade and creamy. That was a good day.

Not only did we go to Chilliwack, but we went all the way into Richmond to Aberdeen Mall where this Easter display was on exhibit.

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Friendly or hungry?

April 13, 2014

I am not sure what overcame us today, but we: 1) Left the couch. 2) Headed over to the North Shore to scout out some locations for future photo shoots. The Demonstration Forest has changed a lot since I was last there. Mike and I figured it has been over 10 years. Yikes. Also, it […]

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Now it’s time to say goodbye

April 13, 2014

…to all our company. *SAD FACE* But before we parted ways, we got to see so many of Happy Zombie’s quilts. And I got to touch the Ron Swanson quilt! YESSS! And see the signature of the actor and woodworker, Nick Offerman, who signed it and Monica has declared that she has NOT washed it […]

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The Enjoy Bus

April 11, 2014

There’s something to be said about having a driver take you around the Lower Mainland to shop and eat. If this is how the rich and famous live, I am envious. The only thing I had to think about today was what we were going to do next. And when I could get a coffee. […]

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Celebrity sighting!

April 11, 2014

ZOMG! Guess who I got to see, take photos of and HUG today? Monica Solorio-Snow (AKA Happy Zombie) is as lovely in person as I had hoped! Even more-so! While I didn’t get to chit chat too much tonight as I had photography duties to attend to, I will wiggle in some bus time with […]

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Today I…

April 9, 2014

…consumed delicious coffee with steamed milk. Delightful! I went to see The Wiz in all its musical glory. The show was earnest and sweet.

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No whistling! And other superstitions

April 8, 2014

Tomorrow night I will be attending The Wiz at a local Surrey high school. This is very exciting because the students you see above (I think) are in the band. Or maybe they will be dancing? In any event, they have SOME part in the play tomorrow night and here they are relaxing before the […]

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