Monday, 11 June 2012

Sunday night chit chat

I love this tree in Beacon Hill Park in Victoria. Such a wonderful, twisting trunk!

What are you… 

Reading?  “Sleight of Paw” by Sofie Kelly. It’s a cosy mystery featuring a small town librarian with two magical cats – one can walk through walls and one can turn invisible. This is the second in the series and it’s quite enjoyable. I have to take back a bunch of books to the library and drop some more off at the second-hand bookstore. I need another serious weed of my bookshelves, but am not quite ready for that yet, as I did one only a month or so ago.

Watching?  Whatever shows up on either OWN, HGTV, DIY or Biography. Usually a mixture of the four.

Listening to?  Nothing except the birds singing… 

Cooking/Baking?  Not sure what to have for dinner tonight, but possibly pasta or leftovers.

Happy you accomplished this week? Got the apartment tidied up today to welcome my new roommate. It’s amazing what can be accomplished in a couple of hours: I’ve rearranged the fridge a bit, got rid of a bunch of frozen stuff that is definitely outdated and needed tossing; cleaned the bathroom; cleaned some plastics that have been destined for the recycling for MONTHS now;

I got a double bed from a friend yesterday for the second bedroom. There’s not a lot of room for anything else now, but I know she wants a desk to work on, so perhaps she can do that once she’s settled in a bit. Likely will need to take measurements, as it’s pretty cosy right now.

Looking forward to next week? I’ve got some extra hours at work lined up as well as a special order of Lemon Lavender cupcakes from a woman who used to have a cupcake shop here. She left , but had to come back, so is back to doing baking part-time. Thank goodness!!

Thankful for today?  Glorious weather today – supposed to reach about 19C! At last!! Having enough food to last me a few days, as it appears that the washouts – 5 or 6 of them – in the Territory are going to cause a lot more trouble before they’re repaired. Already the grocery stores are low or out of milk, bread, probably various meat. I stocked up a little on Friday, so I’m going to be fine for a few days, but I think the tourists arriving over the next few days are going to be in for a BIG shock. Apparently there are about 9 trucks stuck in Watson Lake, which is 5 hours west of us, and I have a feeling there’s going to be a lot of spoiled food by the time they actually make it here.

Apparently there are flights bringing in some food, but I think the tourists are going to find it hardest over the next few days. There are some panicky locals out there stocking up on whatever they can's not QUITE Armageddon out there, folks...


~Carla~ said...

LOVE that tree!! Wow.. that`s just one of a kind isn`t it?! The book you're reading sounds really cute!! I just donated a bag of books to my library, but still have plenty more to go as well! lol!

Jane and Chris said...

The tree is beautiful.
19C? We were at 29C with humidex of 35C yesterday with more heat to come today, hope it's warm for your visit.
Jane x