Sunday, July 28, 2013


Today is officially the most perfect example of Canadian summer weather!
23C, sunny, low humidity and a lovely breeze.

Work'll be fun - I think I'm the only one in my hallway who is not on vacation. Boss bought us a Keurig machine - awesome freshly brewed coffee with no waste (at least in brewed but undrunk coffee) I did have serious pangs of guilt with regards to the little plastic cups. I found little reusable cartridges for the machine - bye bye guilt!

My tomato plants have become victims of their own success - they're collapsing under the weight of their own growth and bounty.

time to go outside and sit in the perfect weather

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Can't understand why this didn't catch on...

in 1937 this was a real solution to not being able to take your baby outside for fresh air - just hang them out the window!
Old, Weird Tech: Baby Cage:




Saturday, July 20, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

tingly ouchy post

I went to the physiotherapist on Monday cuz the back pain was worse and starting to radiate down my legs.

I ended up at the clinic for 2 hours - got the tingly electro-massage thing, lots of "does this hurt? does this hurt? how about this?", some self-inflicted foam roller massage (assigned for homework), exercises (also assigned for homework), some twisting and pulling, and then some acupuncture.

Apparently due to my dance background I am "too flexible" in my lower spine and I've compressed/pinched something in and around my L5. Also my iliotibial bands are totally messed up.

I went home and promptly hurt myself doing my "homework". I sproinged* my knee doing wall squats. I will have to get some modifications, as I doubt I was supposed to hurt more.

*legit medical term

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

i believe

Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.
― W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart's Desire

Monday, July 15, 2013

The conditions are sultry... code for "it's crap out"

Dear Summer, is this heat and humidity really necessary? No love, Me.

This weekend:
- I tackled some much over-due gardening...I hate gardening. I've really tried to like it. I got to kill/rip out – so, as hateful jobs go it wasn't as bad as it could be. However, I twisted my knee by stepping into a rabbit-hole and I got a sun burn (but only on spots I missed with the sunscreen).
- went to a meatfest kinda southern BBQ resto and managed to eat vegetarian much to the amusement of our server.
- I may have bought several bolts of linen. There is a strong strong possibility that these bolts are in my basement… at this very moment. Hello, My name is Lady Susanna Gunn and I have a fabric problem…
- My hip is sciatica-ing or something.
- We washed the dog. She is not impressed. Boiling hot day and nice cool clean water (and a lovely organic fur-friendly shampoo) and she is miserable, BUT had it been a freezing spring morning and had the kiddie pool been a ditch full of muddy sludge or had we been near the swamp and had there been green slime /algae it would have been great fun.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Is that you Friday?

We all get scared. I plan on doing things that move me outta my comfort zone this weekend.

Have a great weekend! Scare yourself silly!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I will repeat this daily!

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.
~Samuel Ullman

Important to remember this as we're constantly surrounded by the media and people who tell you otherwise.

We missed the flooding that hit Toronto earlier this week, but now they're being all serious and scary about a storm that's headed our way. Better safe than sorry - we've had a lot of rain this summer - the ground is wet, so I supposed a sudden heavy downpour could overload and saturate easily. 

Warrior Dash is in 10 days!  Whoohoo (despite the long-range weather forecast of hot and humid)

I'm signed up for another colour-dye flinging 5K race.  Actually someone signed me up so I'm not really even sure when, which event, etc - but it's not until September so I've got plenty of time to figure all that out.. 

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Monday, July 01, 2013

Happy Canada Day!


Happy Canada Day! Bon Anniversaire Canada!

I am going to celebrate by getting organized*

The cat is celebrating by stalking the hummingbirds feeding on the honeysuckles outside the living room window and making the chipmunk freak out (again through the living room window)

The dogs (mine and my parents') are sulking because I won't let them investigate the nest of baby bunnies that are under the Forsythia bush in the back yard.

*I know! I laughed too!