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This past weekend was alternately busy/slow/productive/fun. I went out with my high school BFF Friday night to catch Jim Cuddy on the Canal for Winterlude — a conveniently-timed concert, the day after my birthday, by my all-time favorite Rock God EVAR! We then headed to a pub on Elgin and spent the better part of 5 hours chatting, laughing, reminiscing, and talking about future plans before heading home. I got in around 2:30am, a little drunk, kind of tired, but strangely refreshed and very happy. She and I don’t do things like this often enough, IMO.

The next day I hung out with my youngest while my oldest was shuttled around to his various martial arts classes. #2 and I headed out grocery shopping after supper — which is always a lot of fun with him. As soon as we entered the store, he was asking if he could go see the lobsters and was off like a shot — standing there watching them while I completed most of the shopping. He insisted on introducing me to them before we left, as he had named them while I was doing my errands.

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Do you ever have that feeling that you’ve something terribly important to share and it’s right on the tip of your tongue, but actually being able to say it aloud eludes you?

That’s how I feel today. I blame it on the weather — it’s a glorious sunny day, with temperatures hovering around 0C. The air smells like Spring, the yard looks like January, and the melding of the two has me feeling uplifted and revived without a clear focus for the creative energy.

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It’s the first day of summer vacation, I have a fresh cup of tea, and I’m feeling the need for a bit of a meandering ramble.

Yesterday was the last day of school. The boys were pretty wound up and I was happy to get a chance to chat with their afternoon teacher in the morning before school. She is a retired teacher who was brought in for three afternoons a week for the second half of the school year to offer an enrichment class aimed primarily at the SK kids entering Grade 1 in the fall, but #2 was lucky enough to be allowed to participate. She seems to have been quite charmed by the boys and has been very generous in sharing little stories about what all the kids get up to in class. I quite like her — she reminds me of teachers I had as a kid — and the boys really enjoyed her class. It gave me the chance to hand along our little “gift” in person and thank her for the wonderful work she has done with my boys.

All the teachers seemed to enjoy the “apple cozies” I made for them. I had made a couple for the boys earlier in the year, as they refused to eat bruised apples, and the teachers had commented on them. The boys and I thought it would be a nice spin on “an apple for the teacher” if we gave them each one of their own, so we picked out yarn colours and I knitted and felted them and stuffed them all with a nice shiny Granny Smith.

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Today is a red letter day for me, despite the threatening migraine lurking in my right temple.

Today I found a copy of Season 2 of Don McKellar’s animated show Odd Job Jack in a bargain bin for $7. Much like my deep-seated lust for Jim Cuddy, I also cherish a special tendresse for Don. I have loved him since 1993, when I saw Highway 61 for the very first time. Who couldn’t fall in love with a naive Canadian barber unwittingly transporting a cadaver -slash- drug mule on the ultimate road trip to the American deep dark South? And then Twitch City came along and he gained a piece of my heart forever..  Suffice to say when the DVD releases of H61 and TC were announced I pre-ordered them on Amazon months in advance and nervously sat nibbling my fingernails as the release date was pushed off again and again, fearing the worst.  *Ahem* I do believe I am getting a tad sidetracked..

Today also marks the date of my very first submission to my very first craft sale. (more…)

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