Family and Buddies

Bec!April has been an awesome month for getting together with some long, lost pals. Earlier this month I got to hang out with Happy Zombie and today I got to have a lunch with another long, lost pal. My buddy Bec, from Tasmania! She made a quick stop to Vancouver on her honeymoon. AWW! Honeymooning. Her husband Will was out and about, so it was just me and Bec and a couple of salads for lunch at Finches down the street on Pender. We chatted, reminisced, laughed and before we knew it, it was time to go. Ah boo. I walked her up the skytrain station and sent her on her way to Vancouver’s most stylish mall (they said it, not me), Oakridge Centre, for a good time of shopping. I sure hope she found it. I left her at about 2:45 this afternoon and pointed her in the direction of the mall. I hope she’s not still on the train…just going around and around and around.

I also made her pose for a photo, just like the old days!

Very catalogue-y

This is my favourite photo. She has a very JC Penney, men’s underwear section pose in this one. I LOVE IT.

And speaking of friends, my buddy, Lysa, highlighted me on her blog post about our visit with Monica. You’ll recognize me right away. I’m the demure, calm, quiet one in two of those photos. You’ll see.

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My helper

by Carol Browne on April 20, 2014 · 5 comments

in Family and Buddies, Sewing

Kitty feet

After a fun morning of hanging out with some pals, we headed home and I spent a couple of hours cutting and sewing up squares for my Sprinkle Quilt I started at the sew in last weekend with Happy Zombie. That was only last week, but it feels like it was a dream somehow. Probably because that weekend sped by WAY too fast. And so did this one, now that I think of it. I need a time machine or a time slower-downer. I’m sure there’s one out there. I’m just running out of time way too often these days.

But, back to this quilt. I decided to use some camera and film fabric I’ve collected and been gifted over the last year or so.

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Kicking it World War II style

by Carol Browne on April 19, 2014 · 0 comments

in Edibles, Family and Buddies

Cheggit. Haircut!

Mike Browne got a haircut day (I waited endlessly in the barber shop for him. Good Lord that took forever.) and when he was FINALLY finished, he definitely had the haircut straight out of Band of Brothers.

My favourite quote from that mini-series:

Captain Sobel, we salute the rank, not the man.

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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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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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Delicious salad?

April 8, 2014

While one of my favourite topics is Faturday and all that entails – pancakes, croissants, chocolate, chips – all the good things, there are 6 days a week I’ve got eat unprocessed foods. Those regular days we eat beans, protein, veggies, nuts and seeds. And coconut milk. Love coconut milk. Tonight I got home late […]

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PHEW! That was a lot of photos!

April 6, 2014

It was a good thing I did take those two days off work last week because I filled them up with photoshoots and photo edits. PHEW! Today I did a lot of edits and I still need to get through The Wiz. Oi. Also, my days off were filled with singing…lots and lots of singing. […]

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