Reg and I stopped by Value Village yesterday and I picked up this ceramic dish to replace my popcorn bowl as a utility dish. It isn't quite big enough but it will do for now. Love being able to go to VV when I need something!
I finally finished A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews. It's a "Those Books" book, from the Canadian list and I absolutely loved it. It took me way longer to read than other books on the list, and I have a feeling Canadian books might be like that. Oddly, I felt like I enjoyed it more by taking my time with it. I loved the perspective of the protagonist and that it reads like a memoir. One of the best books I've read this year, and the most enjoyable read of the Those Books project so far. Happy book sigh.
Reg and I were on the search for particular household items and went to a Canadian Tire and at first I thought it was the smallest one I had ever been to. Until I realized we were just on ONE of the floors! Also went to Home Sense to try and find a popcorn/utility bowl replacement but no. This one is going to take a while.
Having a little cuddle time with the cat! These pictures are almost always fuzzy and really hard to take, but I was happy with how this one turned out!
Yesterday morning we still did not have internet access but the guy came in the afternoon and now we do! Feels so much better. Although we still don't have TV and won't until next week which is a bummer.
I finished my October calendar image, it's funny that doing these always ahead of time make me feel like I'm in 2 months at the same time. This one turned out different than I expected. i knew there would be a pumpkin image, but other than the rest just sort of happened as the page started to fill up. I'm pretty happy with it, and happy to have it done before the new month begins.
Went out and celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary last night! Gordon Ramsay would be proud. I got the scallop salad. Delicious! We weren't going to go, so tired, but I am glad we did.
Yesterday was the first day in a long where I didn't take any pictures (poor garden, I wonder if it misses me already!), so here is a pic from Sunday and watching 2012. Or at least the first 10 minutes before promptly falling asleep. I also watched the last 40 minutes. There are so many recognizable actors in this, I felt like I was playing some kind of game to spot everyone. And if I ever see the other 2 hrs, I get there will be even more people to spot!
We're home safe and sound! We had an amazing trip and still it is lovely to come home, especially when there is coffee and chicken soup waiting. Thank you, Shannon! Right at the end I came down with a fever so I'll be resting up today and taking it gently for the rest of the week. It's the perfect time to cozy up with these cuddly bears that Chris gave us to take home.
I'm sure I have oodles and oodles of pictures of a pot of what-will-soon-be-soup, but that doesn't mean I won't take another one the next time I make soup. I can't help it! Soup for the win. Especially given that the it actually started to get cold, which is perfect time to make soup.
Once again I put the date into my photo folder to see what would randomly come up! I may take this as a sign that it's time to sit down and do some planning because that's what I was doing last year at this time! Sounds good to me!
I have no idea what this image is, which makes it the absolutely perfect selection for random day pic!
Reg and I walked through various neighbourhoods last weekend and each palm tree made Reg very happy and finding a parrot in someone's palm tree REALLY made him happy.