Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Alice in Wonderland Decorates

My son Jon made the following observation last night: "Oh, Mom, I hope you never grow up!" This in response to my strange sense of humour. I give you an example of a small thing that pleases me...

The vase on top holds real roses, cut from my garden. The vase pictured below holds artificial flowers. Just to throw the boys off-balance, I scooped petals which dropped from the real flowers and placed them under the artificial. Childish, yes, but I love watching the faces while the strangeness percolates.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Simpsonize me: This is Tom's discovery. I confess, I chose the accessories and they may be just a tad overdone...

Friday, July 20, 2007

Debra had an interesting item on her blog today, another one of those self-assessment quizzes. It's fun, albeit a little time-consuming.

Here's my Personal DNA map:

If you put your cursor over any colour, you'll see the characteristics assessed. I'm a little concerned about that large blue box on top.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Alan Johnston FREE!

He's been released!

Sunday, July 01, 2007


In case you hadn't noticed, it's BAFAB week, one of four weeks during the year when you are encouraged to "Buy A Friend A Book" for no particular reason. Strikes me that one might get more mileage out of "Buy(ing) A Foe A Book". Probably wouldn't hurt and it would certainly throw them off balance!

Canada Day

William Hobson and his family - my family - came to Canada in 1818. I'm so glad that they did because this is a wonderful place to live. Happy 140th!

Pictured above, a scene from our backyard: The neighbour's new fishing boat, converted for recreation with four sea-doos on the back, and Indian longboats arriving for Canada Day festivities. (Click on picture for larger view.)