I am ready for it. I’m not sure why I’m in such a hurry for these days off, but I just am. Maybe it’s the pie and cake I’ll be baking. Pretty sure that’s amping up my eagerness for the weekend. And the sewing. I just don’t get to sew during the week very often, so I get itchy to sew up squares.
Here’s something I’ve been thinking about since I took this photo yesterday on the street. What does this mean?
A quick google search revealed it’s a line from a poem by a local poet named John Alan Douglas.
Here’s the whole poem:
Postcard Poem #1
by John Alan Douglas
This poem has amber wings
like olden postcards
no postage stamp
only my open heart
it flies to any readers
upon the fickle wind
and hopefully nests
in their avian souls.
And I like the choice of colours for the lettering.
Photo by Mike!
I realized today I have a few projects on the go. Time to write up the list.
1) Finish this roll of film. I’ve only got 4 or 5 photos left. I just haven’t found the exact right subject to take photos of for some reason. I have to take a few things into consideration – it has to be a sunny day and it has to be taken outside. The ISO of the film is 200, so an indoor photo won’t work very well. Maybe tomorrow I’ll find it? We shall see. Looks like the long weekend will be sunny, so maybe I’ll find it then.
2) Make a peach pie on Faturday. I found this recipe and it looks like I can make it easily. I should probably make 2 small pies so I can freeze one for NEXT Faturday. I’ll just use my grandma’s pie pastry recipe. EASY!
3) Work on my Quilt As You Go quilt. That’s going to take longer than I expected.
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Yesterday I hit the jackpot when I found this delightful dress FULL of skulls and guns. Guns? Yup. It’s in the pattern where you’d expect the cross bones to be under the skulls’ jaws. I was pretty sure I was never going to take it off, and I have to tell you that putting on my plain old khakis and my $8 blouse from Kohl’s was a bit of a lunch-bag letdown. But I will always love you Kohl’s! I found my pink flamingo skirt there. ANYWAY…
My very sophisticated coworker, Asta, from Lithuania, invited me today to go to Holt Renfrew to try on lipsticks on our lunch break. She is very fancy, wears beautiful European clothes and shoes and told me I should probably consider wearing some lipstick to go with my new dress. I can’t remember the last time I put on lipstick. Oh wait. Yes I do. Our wedding! 16 years ago. Wow.
We went across the street and Asta told me her favourite lipstick companies were Dior and something else (I can’t remember). I figured I’d might as well go big or go home, so we went to the Dior counter and had a very friendly saleslady show us a variety of light pink lipsticks that wouldn’t make me look like a clown or a crazy person – I imagined lipstick applied and then smeared across my face. Also, hysterical crying. THAT kind of lipstick is what I DON’T want.
You will be happy to know that I did make a selection! A light pink colour that looked quite natural and tiny bit sparkly in the light. Sadly, they were all out of stock, so the salesperson will be calling me when it comes in.
At this rate, if I’m not careful, my website could become a fashion blog.
Today at the office:
Coworker 1: What did I do this weekend? I went camping in Chilliwack!
Coworker 2: I went to a Buddhist Temple in Kamloops!
Coworker 3: I went to Kelowna and stayed in a B&B by the lake!
Coworker 4: I went to the race track!
Me: I sewed all day on Saturday and on Sunday I went with Mike & Alysia to the graveyard to take photos of her in a gas mask.
Who had the best weekend? These guys. JUST KIDDING! Please note: I selected this photo because the other ones showed a bit too much once I zoomed in. I know they are not in focus. You (and they) are welcome!
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