Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dear Mother Earth,

I know I dissed you a few posts back, refusing to comply with Earth Hour.  However, I think your revenge has gone far enough.  First you shut off all my electricity for 24 hours and now you have stomped your big high-heeled foot all over the UK and northern Europe.

 I have waited eight, yes eight, long years to travel back to England.  I have packed and re-packed, checked and re-checked travel information, advised everyone who needed to be advised (and a few who didn't), papered my home with Post-It notes, had nightmares about plane crashes, basically I have worked through every possible worst-case scenario...except this one.  Who could have imagined that a volcano in Iceland could shut down miles and miles and miles of airspace?  And why this week?  And here I was worried about an impending strike by fuel-pump persons at YVR.  

I'm sorry, Mother.  I will never do it again.  Next year I will turn off all my stuff for two hours.  Just please blow all that crap out of my way by Monday, ok? 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wild Life

This creature wandered across our back yard this afternoon.  I think it's a river otter, although the sea is closer than any rivers.  We do have a creek at the back of the property, which is where it headed after ducking under the gate.  Maybe it's a creek otter.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Knit, Knit, Knit, Knit, Knit.

I've been a busy girl!

Damson ~ knit with Schulana Mosco, a lovely yarn with a very pretty halo:

Liesl ~ knit with Indigo Moon 100% merino:

Sally Gloves ~ knit with the same yarn as Damson:

and a couple of scarves for my cousins in Wales who I plan to visit later this month:

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Revenge of Mother Earth

Boy, did I get smacked about the head for my previous post.  We had a terrible wind storm on Good Friday which resulted in our power going out for 24 hours (almost to the minute!).  Mother Earth was pissed!  I wouldn't go along with Earth Hour so she gave me Earth 24 Hours.  

Lucky for me, hubby has a backup:

to which he plugged in the fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, some lights - 10 extension cords:

With all that and our cozy little gas fireplace 

we were quite comfortable.  I nestled into my favourite chair by the fire and knit to my heart's content.  We even plugged in the TV for a while and watched DVD's, a couple of episodes of Foyle's War and Frida (great movie).

Happy Easter!