The thrill of the hunt

by Carol Browne on October 21, 2014 · 0 comments

in General, Photos, Street photos

SkateboarderI snapped this photo on the photowalk where we ended up shopping in thrift stores down by the water. And the only reason we walked up the street was to see if there were more thrift stores. What can I say? We’re hooked on reducing, recycling and reusing. Also, I think it’s the thrill of the hunt. Because not only did I find a $4 Halloween decoration in our travels (shown later), I found THIS sweater:
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Happy Thanksgiving

While the turkey is roasting in the oven, set the table with as many containers as possible that have lids on them. Also, have the squirt bottle nearby as to keep any cats off the table. Since we only set the table twice a year, the cats were curious as to what was happening.  Eventually we put the kitties in the basement while we ate dinner. But still, lids on everything.

Bring out the pretty tablecloth! Mike’s mom gave me this one. It’s linen. And excellent.

Fill the pickle tray with little pickles and tiny tomatoes.

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Book signing!

by Carol Browne on October 8, 2014 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, General

Tonight’s event was lovely! I met up with some buddies (Lelainia and Denise) at the Hot Art Wet City Gallery just in time to hear all three authors read a little bit and talk about their books. I got my book signed by Kim! HUZZAH! She put a secret message somewhere in the book. I’ll have to check it while riding on the train over the next few days.

Oh, and there was a whole display about wieners and boobies in the gallery. I really couldn’t take many photos that I could show on my blog. Just know there were many boobies illustrated – some in cartoon form! And cartoon wieners, of course.

In the meantime, it’s time for me to go to bed. My eyelids are SO. HEAVY.

Good night.


Sunday, the day of…

by Carol Browne on September 28, 2014 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, General

1) dishes

2) laundry

3) a little bit of sewing

4) cutting up Christmas fabric into 5 inch squares

5) sorting out my Christmas fabric bin and wondering why I put Elvis fabric in the Christmas bin. I mean, other than that one piece of Christmas Elvis fabric?

6) checking my ello page – I’m still not sure what that’s all about just yet. So far it’s kind of like facebook, but there are no ads

7) editing photos – I love this part. Very relaxing

8) watching all the netflix and SHAW on Demand. Whoa. So much Futurama today. Good thing there are 10 seasons to watch. We won’t run out any time soon. And we watched The Knick. That’s a lot of blood, guts and bowls of opium

8) researching how to make a wonky star block for a quilt and if it’s possible to do it by hand instead of machine. I think it can be done

8) drinking tea out of excellent mugs:

Sounds dull, but next Sunday is the set up for the last portfolio show of the year, so I’m resting up for that.

Serious rest is required.


Community service

September 27, 2014

Over the last few days, we noticed someone had left his or her shoes on one of the lawns near our place. After several days of seeing them out in the rain, we decided to bring out the snow shovel (ew! Don’t touch them with your hands! GROSS!) and put them to rest in the […]

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The productive day

September 24, 2014

After taking Monica’s portraits on the weekend and buying a portrait book for $2.62 by this author, I felt all fresh and renewed to take some more portraits. I’ll be finding as many volunteers for photos as possible. Ruwani at work was my subject today. She started working in our office about 4 months ago. […]

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Did we REALLY need this?

September 21, 2014

YES. We hit up the local pet store to pick up a new scratching post. One little cat (who shall remain nameless)…

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I waited all day to make meatballs…

September 17, 2014

but before I got home, I missed a fire on the 20th story of the SFU Building. I guess there was a fire in the walls (yikes! Scary!) and they had locked down a block on Hastings Street. Thankfully, this did not interfere with my commute home AND I don’t think anyone was injured in […]

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Farm animal portraits

September 16, 2014

Yesterday at Fort Langley (the town named because of the actual fortress in that area. I totally knew that yesterday.) there were farm animals! Hooray! I love farm animals! And we got to feed them grain as well. This goat was more of a pig – he would push the other goats out of the […]

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More words to live by.

September 14, 2014

I agreed to go with Mike to take photos at a BBQ event in Langley today. It probably would have been more fun if we had gone when we were hungry. We wandered around, listened to the country band – who sang old school country songs – which always reminds me of being a kid […]

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