Thursday, June 30, 2011

Retirement: Day 3.

No need to say a word.
Inside the cupboard too:
Oh joy oh bliss.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Company's Coming!

I would like to extend a hearty welcome to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Tomorrow they are arriving in my homeland for their first official visit.  Alas, they will not be visiting near me.
Kate wants to visit Anne of Green Gables house.  My house is much the same.  I don't know why they don't come here.  I'd serve them King Cole tea and maple sugar biscuits. Plus I would not charge admission at the LC.
Fascinators at the ready!
 Please note, this is not the Duchess.  She wishes.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Today is Day One of Retirement.  We decided to go to the big city so Mr. LC could finish up some loose ends re his job.  We went to the bank and then to our favourite coffee shop.  It was amazing, we weren't in any hurry, there were no time constraints and we chatted for as long as we wanted to a few acquaintances.  I kept marveling to myself how nice it was to spend the day like this.
Then hubby decided we he should recover the dining room chairs.  We've been wanting to do this for a long time so we moseyed on over to the fabric store to find something suitable.
This photo shows chairs that are very similar to ours.  The frame, not the seat covering.  I traveled up and down the aisles and couldn't find anything to strike my fancy.  So here is where you come in, Gentle Readers.  Tell me what you would use to upholster these bad boys.  Please!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I Like What I See.

I've been hunting around Etsy lately looking to see what's cute and creative.  I found a few things I love.
How cute are these for a Canadian baby boy?

Love houses of any kind.

I need to remember this daily.

More baby booties.

I love this little vintage piece.

I seem to be looking at baby things a lot more lately.  I wonder why that is?

Friday, June 24, 2011

If a Tree Falls...

In a forest does anybody hear it?  Well, I've heard lots of trees falling this week.  Due to the heavy snows last winter and nowhere to put said snow, Mr LC (thank you peeps) decided the time had come to enlarge the driveway and parking spot so we would have lots of room to plow the snow back.  Do you remember this?

It grieves me to post this photo.  Oh, well, now that area looks like this:

I don't know whether you can tell, but the apple tree in the top photo is now gone.  My poor little potting shed is hanging on by a thread now.

You see where the truck is in the above photo?  Well from that truck to the edge of the potting shed is where my inventory of lilac bushes used to be.  I know.  They're all gone.  We saved about four so the first four readers to hurry on down will get them.

I don't know if you realize this, but men and chainsaws can be a dangerous combination.  Two Butternut trees met their demise.

Above are the remains of said trees crowding out the rhubarb patch.
Our driveway is now ditched to within an inch of its life.
More ditching.

This is at the top of the driveway.  All this ditching will help keep our driveway intact during the spring run off.

Even more ditching!

There's our little house peeking through all the greeny goodness.  Well, here's mud in your eye.

Monday, June 20, 2011

I Do Have a Clue.

Hello, Gentle Readers.

A short while ago I mentioned on this esteemed blog that Daughter #2 would be having a baby.  She is with child.  She waddles.
I digress.  #2 graciously permitted me to share the sex of the baby on said blog.  Here are a couple of hints.

You have three guesses and the first two don't count.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Fathers Day!

This man is in no way my father no matter how old he looks.
Make sure you tell your dads you love them!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Oh Canada

Daughter #1 says it better here than I ever could.  Shameful.  Just shameful.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Three Strikes and...

Air Canada is on strike.

Canada Post is on strike.

I sure hope the World Wide Web doesn't become unionized.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lilac Heaven.

There is a plethora of lilac trees bushes around the LC.  I was pretty excited to find them all when we first moved here.

These bushes go right up past the roof of the veranda.  I get to see them every time I stand at the kitchen sink.  So, not very often. 

Their wonderful scent wafts through the kitchen when I open the window.

We only had one purple bush but a couple of years ago it sprung a baby and so now I have two.  This is the back garden.  It's very quiet and secluded there.

I picked a bouquet for you.  We've given a lilac bush to everyone who asks for one.  Stop in for yours. Please note that photo is in no way styled.  That's all she wrote. Bye.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I Forget.

A while ago, I mentioned that our garden would soon be awash in forget me nots.  Someone left a comment saying something about liking that word awash being used in such a fashion.  Forgive her, she's Australian, right Katherine?

So, I present to you, A Garden Awash in Forget Me Nots:

Yes, the windows will hopefully be repainted this summer.  If my job ever ends.