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impromptu morning hike

With the sun rising a little after 5am these days, I’m generally awake and walking the dogs by 6am. It’s lovely to be up and out while the neighbourhood is still quite quiet and the temperature and humidity are still low. I don’t go out to the office that often in the summer, but when I do, it’s nicest to do it first thing in the morning, so I can be done my workday by 1 or 2pm. 

So this morning I set off at 7:12, well-breakfasted, happy with my outfit for the day, and generally feeling pretty pleased with myself for being in transit so early. As I went to get on the bus, I suddenly remembered it was now July and I would need a new transit pass for the month. The driver was in a good mood, so he waved me through. Fair enough, I’d be able to get my new pass at the subway where I transfer to my second bus, so I got on board.

About 18 minutes later, we pulled into Vendome, I got off, and headed down into the metro to queue up for the automatic guichet. Continue reading

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9. Surprisingly well done

On Saturday morning, I made a long list of things I hoped to accomplish this weekend. Here it is again with the completed tasks scratched off.

  • bake sticky buns
  • get more seeds started
  • finish cleaning up back deck
  • return library books (and get others)
  • add lace inset to black dress
  • make planters
  • vacuum
  • repair window screen
  • find bobbin holder insert for sewing machine
  • take pictures for photo project [picture here]
  • laundry
  • finish grading summary reports
  • make chicken stock
  • figure out fabric for library bag project
  • make delicate wash bag prototype
  • clear out at least 8GBs of hard drive space
  • Mile End Jane’s Walk, Sunday @ 2pm

 

cinnamon-raisin-walnut buns with maple syrup glaze

cinnamon-raisin-walnut buns with maple syrup glaze

 

Janes Walkers in front of well preserved 1910-ish flats in east Mile-End

Jane's Walkers in front of well preserved 1910-ish flats in east Mile-End

As for the rest, I made a good stab at the back deck (only a small corner is still really in shambles),

 

my summer reading nook, complete with dozing dog

my summer reading nook, complete with dozing dog

and I did the initial leg work for replacing the screen and the sewing machine part (which it turns out is called a shuttle). The grading and the library trip will happen tomorrow. The rest…

Well there’s always another weekend.

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8. Hooray for May

It’s still cold enough this morning to be cuddled under two duvets with my hands wrapped around my coffee mug, but the sun is shining, the birds are singing and I’m feeling a busy, accomplishy weekend coming on.

 

photo by Liz HenryPhoto by Liz Henry

My to do list isn’t quite as fun as this one, but it still feels good to start the weekend with a plan:

  • bake sticky buns
  • get more seeds started
  • finish cleaning up back deck
  • return library books (and get others)
  • add lace inset to black dress
  • make planters
  • vacuum
  • repair window screen
  • find bobbin holder insert for sewing machine
  • take pictures for photo project
  • laundry
  • finish grading summary reports
  • make chicken stock
  • figure out fabric for library bag project
  • make delicate wash bag prototype
  • clear out at least 8GBs of hard drive space
  • Mile End Jane’s Walk, Sunday @ 2pm

That should keep me busy. We’ll check back in on Sunday evening to see what I’ve actually managed to get done.

Happy 1st weekend in May to everyone.

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