Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Painting some More

wavy poppy 4"x4" acrylic on paper

open poppy 4"x4" acrylic on paper

Friday, July 03, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Jam for Trevor

With Trevor coming home in a few weeks I wanted to do something special for him. It has been a long time since I've made jam. I have not made any since moving to Nova Scotia, which is weird as every summer I would pick raspberries and make jam when I lived in Ontario. Strawberry jam is Trev's favourite. No fancy things added to it, just jam with lots of berries in it. Of course I couldn't resist when a few days ago the Nova Scotia strawberries showed up at the Superstore. They taste awfully good when you've waited all year and I have to admit - real strawberry jam is treatsome.
I have so many jars around the house that I am hoping this will spur me on to make some Chili Sauce in august when the Ontario tomatos come to Pete's. I have never made that before, but I have been craving it fiendishly as you cannot get what I remember as Chili Sauce here.
It's funny - we haven't had great weather here, but making jam from scratch really makes it feel like summer.

Friday, May 29, 2009

New Jewellery!

Turquoise Cluster Earrings in Goldfill $55

'Y' Necklace with Pink Botswana Agate briolette and Smokey Quartz in Goldfill $65

Turquoise and Labradorite 'Y' Necklace in goldfill $60

Long Organic Treasure Necklace with Coin Pearl, Turquoise and Thai silver 30" $85
the sterling pendant was handcut, stamped and reticulated to
achieve a natural, almost ancient look

Friday, May 22, 2009


Such a great city - I loved Ottawa. Even though it was cold and dreary I still had the chance to run along the Rideau River and the Canal. The shops were wonderful and there were too many choices for restaurants.

I loved the Byward Market - fresh veggies and great shops.

Kim and Sarah took us to the Manx Pub on Elgin St. The tulips were still in bloom.

Here is a pic of a great kitchen wares store that I loved.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Saturday Run

Saturdays run went really well - A nice change from the windy weather. I was smarter and just wore a t-shirt so I didn't feel too warm. Good thing it was an early morning run too as the day got progressively dreary, but was lovely at 7:00am. 3,72miles (5.98k), 52min25sec with 4x 1 minute walks in between. Later, while at work at Eddie Bauer, I had a customer who was a marathon runner who didn't start running until his late 50's. He has run all the trails of the Cabot Trail including up Cape Smokey. Totally inspiring.
Once I feel comfortable with the 5k, I hope to start shaving the time a bit.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Long Time between Posting

I can't believe all these months have slipped away without a post. Trevor left for course in March and took my camera with him - that's just an excuse though. Now that I am down to one job I really should have the time to keep up-to-date and so I shall try.
One thing that has changed is that I am taking a learn to run class. Quite fun actually and I had a good run through Shubie park this morning. 55mins 23sec and 3.96 miles that's 6.37 km. Not bad and I probably walked about 7 minutes sporadically throughout. It was warmer this morning than I thought it would be and I was a bit overdressed for it. I am hoping to run in the Lunenburg Heritage 5k run this June 14. Woo Hoo! These runs are always something I've imagined people in another world did, not something I've ever considered. I still have lot's of work to do, but our run instructor assures us we will be ready.