Well! I have been about as cheerful as a box of weasels all week, so no posting. I thought today I would check in and tell you what I have been up to.
On the weekend we visited friends in Goderich, Ontario. It was lovely, I had a good long swim in lake Huron, we saw hundreds of monarch butterflies resting in a park on route to mexico (pictures to come!), saw a play and generally had a lovely time. The play was about the last public hanging in Ontario, done in 1868 and was performed at the very spot of the hanging (shudder)- at the old jail which is now a cultural center. The reason we went was mainly because this last man hung, Nicholas Melady, is a distant relative of our friends!
This is where we slept, in the attic which was painted wonderful happy colors.
This is a quilt made by our friend and her mum, which was on our bed. Gorgeous and all hand quilted!
Otherwise, I have managed to spend money.
I like them. They make a nice little bookmark and will be great gift tags. Here are some more great ideas to use them for. I plan to reconfigure my bulletin board set up soon - I got a great free HUGE one at work, just have to get it home- and I expect to make a little clothes line on it for my favorite cards.
I also treated myself to this great cute awesome charm by Marilyn Partizio. I. LOVE. IT.
Ofcourse there are the things that cost a lot and are not exiting like the $230 hard drive I bought to back up my files for this kids book I am working on. I plugged it in this morning and felt triumphant to have conquered yet another task on my list. It had been sitting suspiciouly on my counter for a week, but I finally made friends with it and it will prove essential, I think. Whenever I spend a pile of cash on something, it always takes me a week or so to get used to it. Ugh. Coming up - a new furnace at some point. They cost a fortune and don't even come in pink!