Sunday, July 31, 2011

Beautiful garlic

Well folks I pulled my garlic and's huge. But unlike some fishermen who brag about the size of their fish after it's been eaten I have the "before" being chopped or planted pictures of my garlic...look at these beauties.

And just as a reference to the size here is my garlic next to an IPOD...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

In the garden...

Despite the cold and rainy weather thus far I have been able to harvest some veggies. In fact one zucchini went unnoticed and turned into something that resembles a club. Too big to use as a side vegetable but perfect for soup. And not just a simple soup to serve at home but a simple soup to serve at the diner...

I didn't make it because I don't cook all the time anymore, ...the cook made a large pot but she put most of it in the fridge, not thinking that soup on a hot day was going to sell, but sell it did, so I only have one picture to show the end of the day this is all that was left.... Dana, you make good soup!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Powell River Sea Fair

aaahhh...the fair is in town and with some nice weather, some good (bad for you)
food, some great people, and some time off, we could not help ourselves but have a good time! Fireworks on tonight but way past my bedtime...maybe next year.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I am in computer....

caca...or for those of you with less sensitive ears....shit...and for those of you with a little imagination and a potty mouth "F*&^^* stupid computer....%^*&^&%$#_ what the ^^%%$>

OK so let's back the bus up!

Last Friday it was suggested by an evildoer, that my life would be oh so much better with a laptop...hmmm! I agreed...and for that I deserve 20 lashes with a wet noodle...

I don't want to go into great detail, cause it's kind of boring but mostly embarrassing at my lack of computer knowledge. I paid good money to have my computer all set...all I had to do was turn it on...well I can turn it on, that's about it.

Telus tells me it's not their fault and they,the folks I bought my computer from, tell me that privacy laws prohibits them from helping further than my password, of course when I bought the computer and paid for the "full service" nothing like that was ever we go potty mouth...&*&*^%% them all. I wonder whose fault it is, mine I guess for being stupid!

And no pictures either....why? because this is a laptop, and because it moves with me, the thingamajig, the cord, that gets pictures from my camera to my computer is now lost, it could be anywhere...

So many other things wrong with this laptop....I just want to &&^%$

Anyway, martini number 2, a huge plate of penne with cream sauce, eaten with a spoon...well it's cream sauce you's helping...the computer is not too bad, still no pictures.

Oh...I forgot to mention...I called the %%&** computer people, and gave them heck, told them they better help me or the whole thing is going back...."please come in right away, we will get this all sorted out"....I didn't go...honestly I was only thinking of their safety....

Monday, July 18, 2011

Moving onto the next book...project

This summer is feeling much like winter and I'm not going to fight it anymore, I'm not going to whine anymore about the weather, there is nothing I can do about it, so if the weather wants to act like a hot winter, fine, I can live with it.

So I'm now onto my third novel in three weeks, and I'm starting another knitting project, I've watched more movies than I care to admit, my business paperwork is all caught up and my veggies have failed...

I'm still having a great summer! I hope you are to, regardless of the weather...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

How does your garden grow?

Well in my world it's not so great..the sun refuses to shine for more than a day or two, most of the time it's cloudy and muggy with the odd sprinkle here and there. It's a real chore to get out there and stay on top of the weeds and bugs...

I tried a new lettuce this year, Ears of the Devil, I purchased the seeds from Seeds of Victoria. The lettuce is delicious and if you can, I encourage you to try some. I planted beets next to them and as you can see the weeds also like this bed very much.

I might not like this weather but slugs are loving it...I've not had a slug problem...until this year!

My tomatoes are coming along and I'm able to harvest some broad beans, can't see a pumpkin anywhere on the vine, but lots have fallen off, I guess it's just too wet...

How is your garden growing?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Magpie's special

Did you know it's hard to find blackboards? I didn't and I really needed one for Magpie's new location. How else can I post my specials? The solution, blackboard paint! It's expensive but a little goes a long way, but beware, it emits strong fumes. A small roller, a lick of blackboard paint and the specials board is done.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Birthday sweater

It started out as a Christmas sweater...missed that.

I'll have it done for February, drats I don't have enough wool!

Found some in the US with free shipping within the US, 50.00 to Canada, this is turning into a very expensive sweater. But thanks to my friend Margy ,who lives part time in the US, I was able to have the wool shipped to her and she in turn delivered it to me.
Ok, back to knitting.

Mom, I need your help...what the heck do I do with all these pieces...

Yay mom!

Ok, I'll have it sewn for Christmas coming up.....I hope.

Surprise mom visit, Mom to the rescue again.....

It's now a July birthday sweater

My first finished sweater, almost by myself ....thanks mom!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Heading up the lake...

After working so hard for the last two months I'm heading up the lake for a barbecue with my family. My mom and dad are visiting, my son and family are with us, and the weather is fine.

And life is very good!