Death to Winter

Yup the demon season is passing and it’s time to party.4147085951_e2226b7665_b

I’m thinking green grass, flowers and kites are not far away. Dreams are thawing, imagining what all we can do with that.

I’m looking forward to grubbing in the mud and ruining my fingernails and kneecaps. I’ll fight those weeds mercilessly so my perennials have half a chance.

I’ll go to the Assiniboine English Gardens and load my new camera up with photos. Then I’ll stroll around downtown Winnipeg doing the same, capturing those amazing architectural details on the old buildings. They just don’t build them like that anymore.

I’ll sleep with the windows open, and every night before bed, stand on the deck cooling my toes while staring at the stars. Because I live in the country, the stars are bold and beautiful, easily seen without city lights to outshine them.

balancoireI’ll gladly put up with dust seeping constantly into the house from our gravel road, because it means summer.

I’ll dance  naked (did I just say that out loud?) in the rain all around the storm sky-ed yard. And I’ll find the highest swing I can and spend a few hours on it while little children laugh and point.

There’s just something so freeing about swinging high. Almost like having wings. And it is not just physically freeing. I love the feeling of wild abandon, like I’m leaving my cares and grown-up worries on that patch of mud that my feet wear in the grass below the swing.

Maybe that’s what I should ask for my birthday, which by the way is in the very middle of summer. A giant swing. I like it.Swinging

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A new year means a new Thursday theme. 2015 will be about quotes and quips that I particularly enjoy or thoroughly relate to. I hope you will too.

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A new year means a new Thursday theme. 2015 will be about quotes and quips that I particularly enjoy or thoroughly relate to. I hope you will too.

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Book Shop Signs

A few weeks ago we had a look at some lovely book store fronts, today I’m showcasing some lovely book store signs. Enjoy.

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A new year means a new Thursday theme. 2015 will be about quotes and quips that I particularly enjoy or thoroughly relate to. I hope you will too.

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Mothballs in Grandmama’s Purse

In my mind’s eye, as a young girl of 7, I watch a familiar scene—my grandma rooting in her purse, down to  these little white things that perpetually rolled loosely around in its depths. Scotch mints. She’d hand one each to my brothers and myself. Delish.

A few years later we had dubbed them “her mothballs” and wondered how much purse lint we’d also eaten in the process. inside purse

So this question burst unbidden into my brain. What are some of the weird things people keep in their purses, and I discovered several chat threads on the subject. Besides the usual lip stick, compact, perfume, wallet etc, here are a few of the good ones:

 

A dewormer pack (for horses.)
A Doctor Who action figure.
Right now… an oxygen regulator/valve and mask.

A pack of cigarettes. I don’t smoke.

A shotgun shell – my guy stuck it in there.
Prep H hemorrhoid cream for the bags under my eyes after crying episodes.

Half a mounting bracket for a light fixture. Not sure where the light fixture is. (Ahhh the joys of being an interior designer engaged to a contractor…)
A pair of channel locks, (wrench), a bra (not mine), and a VHS of a muppet movie.
A dental mold of my top teeth!!
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A rubber ducky in a ninja costume
Definitely have a HUGE steak knife in there.
Brake pads, hot sauce and a beer opener.
Belly trimmer.
A mini bottle of Tobasco sauce.
 I got this weird hand mirror. On the back is a photo of my dentist and his dental assistants.
An xbox 360 controller.
A packet of golf tees.fml-73434559.jpg

Yes, I am the strange woman with power tools in her purse. A Dremel MiniMite.

A leash. I use it to catch lost dogs all the time. Then animal control is #1 in my cell phone.

A voodoo doll.

A plush dog bone that says, “I love you”

Nacho cheese sauce.
A whoopie cushion.
Parrot droppings in a ziploc bag.
I carry my grandma in my handbag. Is that bad?
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What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever kept in your purse? Or wallet?184700886

 

Sources:

http://lookbook.nu/topic/13855-What-kind-of-weird-stuff-do-you-carry-in-your-bag

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A new year means a new Thursday theme. 2015 will be about quotes and quips that I particularly enjoy or thoroughly relate to. I hope you will too.

35fd6606d004f726dac78ec85d72c1a1Every writers’ “show don’t tell” mantra.