farmers…

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had a fun time at the Farmers Market today… it was in the Hydro Building… think it’s the first time I’ve been to it in there…

found treats at every turn, lol…

so happy to get more of this delicious teamate tea… and it was on sale… going to make a cup tonight…

found a few bars of chocolate… some from Constance Popp, and some from Aschenti… going to have a piece of one of them with the tea;-)…

and found this cool wooden BBQ cleaner… might end up being a present, not quite sure yet…

fun time… next week they will be outside…

magnetic…

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ordered a new band for my Fitbit Charge 2 online the other day…

took a while to get used to the feel of it as it is quite light and flexible… it has a magnetic fastener…

but the funniest thing is how it catches on things… magnetized things, like a grommet on my jeans…

the great thing is it fits my wrist exactly…

still waiting for the second one to arrive… it is purple metal, lol…

library…

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very happy to have Shadow’s proper tires on… my son-in-law came by the office this morning, picked her up, took her home, and removed the winter tires… she looks so pretty with her sporty ones… now she needs a bath… maybe next week…

at lunch I went for a short walk, to catch pokeballs, and stopped in at the Millennium Library gift shop…

I can always find something to buy there… today it was two McIntosh loon mugs… they are Robert Bateman designs… I love his art…

wrote about the last McIntosh mugs I bought a while back…

had a bit of a giggle tonight when I realized they are meant for right handed people… the loons are located on the mug so when I’m holding it I won’t see them… someone suggested I take selfies and then I could see the loon in the picture, lol…

been a while since I’ve had to deal with my handednessmost things are automatic and I don’t even realize I’m making adjustments to deal with the item/situation…

rain…

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another overcast and rainy day… but, I decided to go for a walk anyway…

made it to the Park and part way around the Gardens before the rain began…

took at least six pictures, from various locations, of this tree in bloom… just stunning

this shot has tulips and lilacs… the pond on the right is now filled with water and the fountains are running… excited for the water lilies to be added in…

this year the tulips are red and white, I’m thinking a nod to Canada 150… usually they are multi-coloured…

had to open the zoom and dry the camera when I got home to be sure it wasn’t damaged by the rain…

had some tea to warm my hands which felt frozen by the time I got home…

went to Save-On-Foods and did a grocery shop… been enjoying shopping there… they have the very best coconut Greek yogurt… with a low sugar content… they also carry the Pro Activ margarine that can be difficult to find… was nearly blown away trying to get to the car with the bags…

got home, put away the groceries and had a nap…

focused on seafood for the week’s meals…

made jumbo prawns with rice, fresh asparagus and green onion for dinner…

dreary…

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rained all day long… spent the time reading, watching PVRed shows and napping…

cooked a roast and made coleslaw for dinner with the kids…

looked dreary

took the hibiscus outside during the day yesterday, but today it was only around 6 for most of the day so kept it inside, although I’m sure it would have liked the rain…

the morning glories are starting to twist around each other… hope that I can get them separated when it is finally time to plant them, lol…

not ready to put the water hyacinth outside because, although they are serious weeds in the south, they don’t like cold and will die off if the weather is too chilly for them…

certainly lots of green around…

really…

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started my day with tea in my newest mug… it’s the one my grandson brought me from Chicago…

feels nice in my hand and keeps the tea warm

out for lunch with my daughter…

had spicy mussels with flash fried Brussels sprouts… yummy…

went window shopping for plants for the garden… did pick up a couple of butterfly bushes… they are white and will smell like vanilla… not exactly the type I was wanting but these are supposed to be perennials… we will see… also got two water hyacinth… will keep them in the house till it is just a bit warmer…

have decided that I am going to focus on white, purple and blue for the colours in the garden…

thanks to both of my girls I found some purple pots… been looking for a while and haven’t seen any… on the phone this morning with my Ottawa daughter she mentioned that she’d seen some at Loblaws… my Winnipeg daughter took me to Superstore this afternoon while we were out and about and I found a bunch

very happy because my pots have been cracking and breaking for the last year or so…

now to fill them up… as soon as the weather makes up its mind that it really is Spring, lol…

sparkles…

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there were sparkles everywhere today… 

my chair at work, the floor, the seat of the car… even my face, I think… too funny… but I really like the t-shirt… enjoyed spotting the places where the sparkles were and spending a moment giggling to myself…

ate at the new Japanese restaurant across the street from work… at lunch they have a few bento boxes to choose from, as well as the usual sushi options…

lunch was delicious and the visit with my friend was wonderful, as always…

so happy to have special moments like these and be able to take the time to savour them…

bunny…

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had a lovely stroll home after supper with my swimming buddy… following our aquasize class we went out for fish and chips

it was a beautiful evening so I decided to walk home…

nearly home I met up with this cute bunny

 at first he thought if he didn’t move I couldn’t see him… then we walked nearly a block together…

street is looking beautiful as the trees have leafed out…

hospitals…

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was recently at a hospital and noticed these signs

was thinking back to the various hospitals I’ve been at over the years… 

when George was in St. Boniface Hospital for his heart surgery we were able to use our cell phones in his room but not in the halls of that ward as the phones might affect pacemakers… 

a few years later, when I was there, I could have my phone in the room without a problem… was able to use my phone at HSC a few years back as well…

now there isn’t anything saying you can’t use your phone but they don’t want you to take pictures of others… what are people doing that the hospitals need to have these signs all over… yikes…

today people use their phones to keep family and friends informed about how the patient is doing, without having to leave them to find a spot inside or outside of the hospital where they are allowed to use their phones…

while I was there I found my way to a bathroom, made it outside, and back to the room without getting lost… I am notorious for not being able to find my way around in unfamiliar places, lol…

those big girl pants

walking the halls on the heart surgery ward, 2008…

naan…

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had a wonderful treat…

for Mother’s Day my Winnipeg kids gave me a SkipTheDishes gift certificate…

tonight I ordered the goat thali platter from Clay Oven… it is one of my favourite meals…

decided to eat the whole piece of naan bread and leave the rice and potatoes till tomorrow… usually I will eat half of it but often the remaining piece will be too dried out to eat the next day…

also ordered a few other items for my lunch… really getting my spice/heat quotient up…

and still had some money left on the card

woo hoo…

purple tulip opening…