Friday, May 28, 2010

This , That, and the Other

Don't know what I've been doing the past three days, since I didn't have time to 'blog'. A little bit of everything I guess.

Tuesday is my day with Dad. Had lunch with him. Picked up "Chicken Pot Pie' at the Heritage Museum Cafe, which just opened for the season, and, of course, a few 'sweets' for Mr. Sweet-Tooth. When he was able, he would be frequent this place and give the staff a hard time. They miss his visits.

While roaming the garden yesterday, I discovered that one of our Hoopsies (Blue Spruce variety) is on it's last legs. Compared to the other two, it doesn't have any new growth showing and it's needles are tinged  blackish/gray. These guys grow into a very irregular shape......never know what you will get. That's why I like them.........they can have one long branch going one way and another shorter branch going the other. Now, what to replace it with.....hmm-m-m.

This is what it should look like with new growth buds:

Our dog, Sophie, has a 'house guest' for the night (guess she's old enough!). You've met Clancey before. He is a very well-behaved little guy. This is a trial-run for him. He will be staying here for a week in June while his Mommy is in NYC. Also, it will give us a chance to see what having two dogs is never know. Here they are....exhausted before they even get started!!

Yesterday, while at Conrads Beach, we noticed these very dark clouds looming in the western sky.....and heading towards us! We had on our rain jackets and decided to 'man up'! Until the winds picked up that is! We ran to a clump of trees and stood there out of the wind till it settled a bit. It was comical! Been crazy weather the past 24 hours and very chilly.

So, due to the weather, we have been indoors more than usual. It gave me a chance to get back to the blanket I've been knitting. It's made of five panels.....each with a different 'cable' pattern. Something about knitting, it can be very relaxing.

Still planning my Dad's 94th birthday party. My niece has found two sisters, the MacDonald's), who perform 'kitchen parties' (that's what we call it here in Nova Scotia) and they are free on that day. Yeah!  One plays fiddle and the other piano and they both 'step dance'. Should be fun. 

Heard a report last evening that we could be having a more than usual, active hurricane season. Great! The last big one we had here, (Juan) four years ago, was very destructive. We lost over a dozen trees. I hope they are wrong. But the positive spin would be that there would be lots of great pics to be had! We'll see.

Hope everyone has a great weekend out there! Stay tuned and stay out of trouble....I know that will be easier for some than others.

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