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Feeling crafty

by Carol Browne on November 16, 2014 · 1 comment

in Festivities, General, Home decor

Love this box of ornamentsHere is yesterday’s purchase from the vintage, junking Christmas flea market we went to. I love the shape of the Christmas ornaments and the packaging. These are going to look great on our white Christmas tree.

I was tempted to start decorating the tree, but exercised restraint. Instead, I tried them out on the cedar tree in our backyard.

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In stillness, I, light-bodied, set out for the other world
Hamon, 1804 (as seen at the graveyard)

Last night Mike and I went to the Mountain View Cemetery to attend the procession walking around the burial ground. It’s pretty much the most fun I’ve ever had at a graveyard. I had no idea what to expect, although, I thought it may be something like they do in New Orleans with the brass band, and I guess it was a little bit like that, but the music was different. And amazing. It was spooky and eerie and beautiful all at the same time.

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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!

October 8, 2014

Loading View on Instagram 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 […]

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Sunday, the day of…

September 28, 2014

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 […]

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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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