Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tree Update

Thanks to everyone for all of their kind comments about my poor tree... Mr. Me and the boys are junking up the limb today.
I loved Lesley's suggestion about the duct tape - very Canadian, very Red Green - although Mr. Me didn't think that it would be a good idea.
The suggestions about having the wood milled were great, and we're looking into it. The tree is White Pine, so it would make excellent furniture. I think that it is probably too soft for knitting needles, but maybe a nice box or trunk to house stash in would be good!
We're still not sure about the fate of the rest of the tree, but we are going to try and save it. Oh - out of curiousity, I measured the limb that came off. Eight and a half feet around the base of the limb...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Do You Think I Could Glue It?

This tree is very, very, very old. It has stood on our shore for more years than anyone can remember. This photo was taken during the flood. This morning I was working at home. Older Son had an orthodontist appointment this afternoon, and since Mr. Me is away on business, I was assigned the role of "responsible parent". Still in my PJs, I was happily typing away on my laptop in my bedroom when I heard a very loud sound coming from out front of the house...
It doesn't look good does it?
Do you think I could glue it???

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thank You for a Wonderful Birthday Surprise

Last Friday, July 4th was my birthday. This year, for reasons beyond anyone's control, it was a less than stellar day. Don't worry - no one got hurt, unless you consider my bank account... However, yesterday I received, and today I opened, a surprise birthday package from KM! So for the second time in as many posts, big thanks go out to KM. And here is what she sent me:

Yarn, candy, a knitting book, red lipstick and nail polish (my favourites!)... What more could a girl ask for? Although I would like to know why Canada Post doesn't offer a Flat Rate box option...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wedding Shoes - Part 2

Firstly, big thanks go out to KM for her help with the editing of the photos that I mentioned here.
Photo 1: "Oh, the cute little flower girl has refused to put on her dress shoes and has insisted on wearing her Crocs. Oh, well - she's a little kid. She can pull it off."
Photo 2: "Maybe not..."
Photo 3: "What the <<CENSORED>>???"
Photo 4: This photo left me speechless.
Photo 5: And this one speaks for itself.

Monday, July 7, 2008

1000 Post Contest - No! Not ME!!!

I am truly in awe of some bloggers. Bloggers like Monica at Monnibo who is having a contest for her 1000th post! That's a lot of posting... Drop by and enter her contest if you like.

Wedding Shoes?

At this moment I am cursing myself for not being more tech savvy.
I have some fabulous, incredible and horrifying photos that I would so love to show you all, but alas, the faces of the people in the photos are showing, and I can't figure out how to blot them out! I don't know the people personally, but know someone who does know them, if you catch my drift...
They're wedding photos. The whole entire wedding party, from the flower girls to the bridesmaids to the groomsmen to the happy couple themselves, are all wearing Crocs. The men all have on black Crocs ('cuz that makes 'em dressy, right?), the bridesmaids and flowers girls have on hot pink Crocs ('cuz their dresses had pink - not hot pink, but pink all the same) and the bride has on white Crocs ('cuz what else would you wear with a wedding dress?). And we're not talking cute Mary Jane Crocs or Malindi Skimmer Crocs for the girls (maybe marginally better?), we're talking basic Beach Crocs for everyone.
I can't even imagine what Clinton and Stacey would say!
P.S. If I can figure out how to alter the photos, I'll post them. There is also a shot of one of the bridesmaid's backs. Imagine this: bigger girl, tattoo on each shoulder, halter dress, crossed over clear plastic bra straps...
P.P.S. I know this sounds judgemental. I'm sure I have committed fashion crimes of my own, but the wedding Crocs have left me speechless!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

We're 141 Today! Happy Canada Day, Eh?!

In celebration of our birthday, here are a few facts about Canada for you:
1. Canada has more inland waters and lakes than any other country in the world.
2. Winnie, from Winnie the Pooh is short for Winnipeg - Lieutenant Harry Colebourn's hometown. Lt. Colebourn left the bear at London Zoo while passing through London on the way to France.
3. Canada is the second-largest country in the world
4. Canada has a population of over 32 million
5. Canada has the world's longest coastline.
6. Forests cover almost half of Canada.
7. In Canada, if a debt is higher than 25 cents, it is illegal to pay it with pennies.
8. The first prime minister of Canada was Sir John A. Macdonald.
9. Canada is a federation of ten provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan) and three territories (Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut).
10. Canada's east coast is closer to London than to its own west coast.
For more facts about Canada, have a look here.

And what have Canadians done to enhance your lives? Well, we invented:
1. Insulin
2. Penicillin
3. Basketball
4. The Canadarm
5. The Zipper
6. Instant Mashed Potatoes
7. The Lightbulb
8. The Garbage Bag
9. Superman
10. The Gas Mask

Now I know that there is some dispute about the Canadian-ness of some of these inventions, but since today is Canada Day, today they are decidedly OURS!!!