Rice in the mail

May 10, 2015

Guess what my sister and I gave my mom for Mother’s Day? RICE. Bags and bags of rice. What? That’s what she wanted! My mom loves Trader Joe’s rice (the one with the herbs in it) and she had run out of stock. My sister noticed her inventory was low and asked me to get […]

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An oldie time truck

May 9, 2015

Out in our travels today we accidentally found an outdoor festival in Delta after a mediocre breakfast (no names will be mentioned). We slept in this morning and IHOP is a zoo after about 9 am, so we tried something different today. That won’t happen again. Sheesh. Please note: having a mediocre Faturday breakfast experience […]

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The Art Show is back!

May 7, 2015

All art is open to interpretation, but I think the theme is jellyfish, flowers and ponies. Maybe it’s an underwater theme? I’m not sure, but I approve. I’m hopeful that the little girls that live across the way from us will continue to make art shows for the neighbourhood. Due to the amount of rain […]

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Throw Back Thursday – The Fancy Hat Club

May 7, 2015

My mom sent us some photos of us way back in the 1900’s this week. And both photos include excellent head coverings. Clearly, the man in the middle wins this competition. That’s a lot of buttons and shiny pins on his hat and jacket. I don’t remember having this photo taken, but I know we […]

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And a fuzzy pea pod

May 6, 2015

Things I missed today: 1) The fuzzy pea pod (shown above). I was only looking at the flowers (I think they are Columbines) and didn’t even notice that hairy pod. 2) A huge hail storm. Apparently it happened at some point today, but I was either asleep on the train or at work when it […]

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Sculpture face in pieces

May 5, 2015

Last Saturday we found some sculptures on the North Shore of Asian men, all in red, squatting in a circle. This was one of the men’s faces. I am at a complete loss for what to write about today. Worky work was worky. I ran a few errands, including send out Mother’s Day presents, but […]

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Of course you don’t put children in the basket.

May 4, 2015

You put the lotion in the basket. Not kids. PUT THE LOTION IN THE BASKET!* HEH. *If you don’t recognize this, please be sure to watch The Silence of the Lambs. And be sure to watch it all alone, in the dark, for maximum effect. I know. That was mean.) This afternoon I took some […]

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If you are not a Skate Rat, please leave the skateboard area.

May 2, 2015

I was watching the little guy on the top of the ramp up there so intently, that I didn’t realized I was being surrounded by sharks. We went to CityFest today in North Vancouver. The event is focused for youth, so there was plenty of skateboarding, some dancers and some bands. So cute. Some of […]

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The outside edge

May 1, 2015

Okay. Stay with me here. Firstly, I tapped out on the cobblestone and tiny squares row of quilting. I could NOT figure it out and somehow, the size was not even correct when I started piecing it all together. This is not unusual for me. Rather than throw the whole thing in the corner and […]

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Tulips in the window

April 30, 2015

I was meeting some friends after work tonight and got to walk along the Upper Granville Street area. It’s a lovely, old neighbourhood (well, old by Vancouver’s standards) with huge, old (but well maintained) mansion-like homes and cool old apartment buildings. Real apartment buildings, not condos! Those rental buildings are few and far between. I […]

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