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Friday, 29 November 2013

The Owl

Have recently discovered that an owl is back in the old area where we lived, and visited the owls, last year. We hoped to go see it but may have to wait. Unfortunately, I am unable to get boots or even runners on, having injured my left foot in a silly manoeuvre at work. Since it is winter already, with actual snow on the ground, and ice, flip flops just won't cut it on conservation area paths. The TTC subways I can manage and the only worry is being able to find a place to stand where someone may not clomp on my foot in their big winter boots lol! Soon as my feet can go in shoes again, we hope to visit our old areas. Other reason that the desire is gone for hikes is that my camera cannot be replaced any time soon therefore no zoom lens :-( Kind of takes half the enjoyment out of it for me since I am a creative person and taking photos is a passion and outlet for my creative side lately, since realistic drawing and painting hasn't really been feasible right now. Good to see that the owls have returned! They must feel comfortable in the area. Previously, we were told that they only seem to show up every 2 years.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Industrial Chic Brick Shelf :-)

We collected a few old weathered bricks from the shores of Lake Ontario in Durham Region, before we moved. I had wanted to eventually use them in our new place as little wall shelves. I found some cool customized brackets on eBay that sort of contrast with the natural shapes of the worn bricks. We were originally thinking of putting a little rectangular piece of bevelled glass on top but seeing them up without glass, I am kind of liking them as is. I put my little crystal owl ornament on this one. I have 3 other ones to use around the condo once I decide where I want to put them.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Moving Day (s)

Spent the last weekend and up to Wed, moving. Tues was to be the only moving day, but it ended up being Wed as well. Thank God for the kindness of a friend who allowed me to use his truck the second day. We are in our new place now, just have a lot of stuff to sort through. However, I am not one to leave it long, I'll be getting through it all by Christmas if it kills me. Though we have not had a chance to go for any walks, we did see one bird fly by the window - a pigeon lol! No lack of exercise though. Carrying, lifting, moving stuff, packing and repacking and such, we are beat. My mistake was not booking the ay after the move off though in reality, there was not supposed to be any "moving" on Wed. I was dead on my fee Thurs, still am today, but went to work. The subway was a joy :-( lol! Ah, I'll get used to it. The Go was expensive but I guess you get what you pay for. Our move was not the nightmare it could have been, considering 2 days before our scheduled move, the owner of our old building puts a note on our door that the driveway around the apt building was to be paved. Well, too bad, we were ppulling our moving truck up still, and we did. We were done fast thanks to my son helping. The second day of our move was by far way way harder. However, we lucked out as it was spitting rain in the am. but stopped. Hopefully, in the next month or so, we'll get out to the bluffs and Rosetta Park again.