Sunday, February 28, 2010

see SEE SEEDS...

Yup it's true - we got a bunch of our seeds yesterday! Spring might be around the corner! I was laid up with the stupid ankle and Big T was bored so we jumped in the car to go check out Richters ...

They had seeds out - so rather than doing my normal ordering - pouring over the catalogue thing I grabbed a box and browsed the racks of seeds ... a little of this, some of that, mostly working from the list in my head.

I missed a couple of things, I'm sure, but got parsley, corn, beans, peas, watermelon, pumpkin, herbs, bunny plantings and more ...

it was a neat way to do it.

I didn't get tomatoes or ground cherries or leeks or onions as I wasn't thrilled with how any of those seeds grew so instead I'll spend a little more on plants when the time comes ..

must not forget to order potatoes though!!

wow time flies

when you are having fun.. HA

when you get older.. tick

when you are so busy you don't know which way is up.. tick

in the city again for the weekend - Big T couldn't drive on Friday night and I had wrecked my ankle so really didn't think I should ... it meant I got to go see George today which was good thought tragic - Alzheimer's is a brutal disease .. and his pneumonia adds layers of complications- if I were a betting gal I'd be putting money I'll be back on hospital duty by the end of this week :(

Sunday, February 21, 2010

another city weekend ...

another lovely walk

the crazy is not over ...

but slowly, oh so slowly, it feels like sanity might be restored to our house ...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Dustbunny leaves us too ...

Dear darling laid back Dustbunny is in his forever home too - I hope ;)

it's hard to say good bye to babies you raise yourself and work hard to make loving happy souls ...

but it's best for them and for us :)

and 2 darling kittens moved in for a bit along with 2 darling guinea pigs ...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

cross your fingers...

Mom cat and kittens are at shelter - hopefully being adopted :)

Devil Spawn found his forever home today - YAY!

Darling lady who wants a special pet to keep her and her papillon company - Jasper is a doll too so I'm hoping Devil Spawn will be very happy there :)

Paddy is in a foster home - and didn't even come here for ONE minute - YAY!

Scooby and Buddy also went to foster homes without spending a second here ...

double YAY!

one hamster found a home - triple YAY!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


My husband's father died on Friday. He had cancer - a disease that has decimated my family but had, until now, left his family untouched pretty much.
Bo fought hard - there were things to do; parties to celebrate; people to talk to. Bo was an extrovert in every sense of the term - a gifted public speaker, a generous man, you could watch him soak up energy when he was surrounded by people. Volunteer of the Year for his community he was active until the brain tumour affected his balance and curling wasn't safe. In many ways he and I were complete opposites but we got along beautifully. I could always talk to Bo. He loved to cook, was interested in what was going on in my animal/natural world and could sit and just be when that was what I needed to do. He adored his wife and went out of his way to do what he could for her. He could be pretty cranky at times - and he could drive me mad fussing about things we couldn't control but his abiding love for his family earned him an awful lot of "cred" in my book.

He will be sorely missed by many, me included.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Another lovely walk

a very weird day
my father in law died yesterday - after a struggle with cancer which was very difficult to be any of part of

he was very peaceful yesterday morning ... so that is a memory we can cherish

today we did odds and ends but made a point to get the dogs up into the woods - our sanity matters too