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Today’s horrible fact

by Carol Browne on January 27, 2015 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, Festivities, General

Okay. Are you ready for this? I learned a little fact about adorable, pink, peegs. But first, I love the window displays over at Holt Renfrew – the very fancy dress, pants, shoes and purses store. And coats. And make up. Trust me. Everything is fancy over there.

 More fun! Less Fuss! I agree. And the next sentiment is very suitable for this horrible fact coming up.
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Some days are just banner days. This one was one of those days. I consumed many things (which is not supposed to make you happy, but it was very satisfying, nonetheless.). We started the day off by picking up the matching ottoman to the couch. HUZZAH. This is how that looked:

New ottoman!

I didn’t even turn on the TV. Who needs the TV when you’re floating on a cloud? It’s super dreamy.

Next up, a surprise birthday tea party Johanna organized with her niece for my new-to-me friend, Aleisha. We went to The Little White House in Langley.
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Wait! I can explain!

by Carol Browne on January 15, 2015 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies

Turkey for the table.

The local thrift store is open until 9 pm and is conveniently located right near the bus exchange. If I need to pick up some groceries on my way home, I always peek in to see what’s new on the shelves. And yes! A lovely turkey tchotchke WAS on my list of things I needed. Absolutely!

We use the word, “turkey”, as a term of endearment at our house. This gobbler is our new mascot.

And this is our other mascot:

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Giving the new couch a workout

by Carol Browne on January 10, 2015 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies

Sleepy kitty

Donner and I spent a good portion of the day  sleeping on the new couch. Little Donner sleeps like this – face down. I’m not sure how he can be comfortable sleeping like this, but this is a frequent sight around the house during the day.

In a surprise move by me, I finally tapped out on this stupid flu/cold/sickness/whatever is happening and went to the doctor yesterday. Rather than telling me nothing was really wrong with me and to just go home and rest, the doctor informed me that I 1) had a high temperature and 2) looked and sounded like I had bacterial chest infection, but offered me the option of an x-ray to be sure.  Holy crap! I really am sick! And how long have I been walking around with a fever? The heck?

Not interested in an x-ray, I took her word for it and picked up a prescription for *gasp!* antibiotics. We just watched a show the other day about superbugs and how antibiotics are becoming ineffective due to to crazy strains. I’m sorry to have to contribute to this phenomenon by taking these pills, but I’m tired/sick/bored of feeling like crap. Also, the not sleeping at night due to cough thing? Really bad. I was turning into a crazy person. And when I was falling asleep on Skytrain on my way to work this week, I woke myself up on two occasions yelping. On the train. So embarrassing! Lack of sleep is no joking matter! I become really cranky and very noisy.

So, after a delicious feed of crepes filled with cream cheese and smothered in raspberries, and another trip to the couch store to buy the matching ottoman (YES!) that we’ll be picking up next Saturday, we came home gave the new couch a workout.

I’m starting to think my word for 2015 will be LAZY or PROCRASTINATE.

But that’s not really fair because I’m pretty good at both those things already.


What quilts?

January 8, 2015

Tonight was Quilting Bee Night. And not just any old Quilting Bee Night, but world famous DE-STASH night. It’s the night when we bring in all our sewing related items we no longer want or use, throw them on a table and then hunt around to see if there’s anything we like and take it […]

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Hippo birdies two ewes!

January 4, 2015

It was my sister’s birthday today and I nearly missed it! Congratulations, C@thy, for making another revolution around the sun. I hear you went to the movies and had mom’s awesome cupcakes for dinner! Sounds like the perfect birthday. Next time we go to JC Penny, we’ll have to find an updated pair of elephant […]

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Felting machine

December 28, 2014

I was invited to try out a felting machine today. What’s a felting machine, you ask? Good question! It looks like a sewing machine, only there’s 6 needles instead of 1 and it’s best if you move the wool roving all around under the needles instead of in a straight line. It’s the leaf blower […]

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Just like the old days

December 28, 2014

We went for a visit to our pals, Kerry & Patrick’s place. By my calculations, the last time we saw them was THREE YEARS ago! How does that happen? It’s frightening to me how quickly time is flying by these days. Three years? It only seems like a few months. Since we last visited, they […]

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Merry, Merry Christmas From The Brownes

December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas, everyone! All the very best in 2015. I cannot wait to see what happens next. Enjoy your turkey dinners!

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Advent 2014 – Day 8, Shhhh…follow me

December 8, 2014

Wait, did you hear that? Oh! I think I know what that is! Follow me! Just be very quiet. You don’t want to scare them! They scare easily… They’re wood elves. And they’re getting ready for Christmas. Oh man. My mom is not going to be happy about waiting for me. But we have to […]

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