With the hanging baskets up and the bird feeders back outside, we soon were getting visitors once again. This little guy, whom I’ve never seen before, popped over this morning for brunch.
My limited googling has him as a Red-headed Sparrow but whatever he is, he made my morning looking as if he’d been playing in some red powder-paint!
Hopefully he’ll be back and will bring friends next time but the burning question is… “mum, how much longer?”
Today we are celebrating the birth of Queen Victoria (the actual date being May 24, 1819) who, for many a Canadian back in the day, was considered the “mother of confederation“. Queen Victoria’s reign of 63 years and 7 months has given her the title of both longest reigning British monarch and longest reigning FEMALE monarch ANYWHERE, ANYTIME… not that much longer before old Queen Liz II takes those titles. Always good to have incentive isn’t it?!
Our Victoria Day was a little of everything beginning at 12.30 this morning when I received a call from Master Eleven, who was having a sleep-over at a mates. He was complaining of a sore throat and thought perhaps his tonsils had flared up again. Poor thing could barely speak when I collected him his throat was so sore. Consequently a trip up to the hospital today was made for drugs to alleviate the pain.
Although a statutory holiday for most, Darling Hubby still needed to go into work for a few hours. This is what greeted him when he came out to the dining room this morning before he headed off…
You see, Master Eleven’s phone call didn’t wake me as only a tad earlier I was under the impression Miss Poppy was gallivanting outside which had me outside on the back deck calling her. Silly me however as I soon discovered she wasn’t outside and why would she be, it was freezing! I quickly checked the weather on-line and we were heading for an overnight temperature of 0CEL. As you can see, I had quite a number of hanging baskets outside that quickly needed to come inside.
Anyways, by late afternoon the new back deck was looking as if it had always been like that. Darling Hubby had spray painted all our plant hangers white yesterday to blended with the new railings. Once up hanging baskets were added, creating a colorful picture. It all looks fabulous!
Being so still this evening the fire pit had a grand christening. We sat around first enjoying a glass of wine after the week-end that was, then with Miss Nine’s encouragement, we ate our BBQ dinner there also which was so very nice. Especially when the Hummingbirds began humming around us and visiting. It was so cool!
Apart from waiting until the floor has totally dried before bringing our BBQ back upstairs and adding the patio cooler, our deck is now complete. No longer will we be taking tentative steps outsides and wondering… “mum, how much longer?”
You can actually see the snow on Mount Elizabeth disappearing before our very eyes. This was Liz only two weeks ago…
Whilst today she looks like this!
When that snow goes, it sure goes quick. It would appear summer really is upon us, even between the brief sun-showers we are experiencing.
This week-end we are celebrating Victoria Day Long Week-end so I shall enjoy the weather for what it is just for these few days before thinking about the next snowflakes and… “mum, how much longer?”
but my tree is a beautiful pink – aren’t these flowers an absolute delight to behold?!
This after seeing these incredible puff-balls of clouds amongst the trees this morning really does make one’s life feel blessed.
Although I have to admit these clouds over to the right of the puff-balls had me thinking. It was as if they’d sprung a leak and were dripping.
Mother Nature shows us that life goes on regardless of our personal circumstances. As for the pain in my shoulder and back well… “mum, how much longer?”
My shoulder had me in bed all of today. This always sounds good in theory but is much, much easier said than done. I did manage it however with the exception of having to make dinner. Talk about a throw-together!
Given how I was feeling though Darling Hubby and Miss Nine were kind enough to compliment me on the meal, which was far more than I deserved!
Fortunately, regardless of how I am feeling, the flowers are still blooming downtown. I love this aspect of Kitimat of how, come the spring, they literally plant what must be thousands of bulbs, having them bloom on mass.
These are randomly planted ones near the mall.
These were near our Post Office. The white ones remind me of story I once read, where the flowers open their petals and begin to sing to all who will listen!
This flower does my head-in as the petals are wrapped like a rose-bud and almost colored like a rose.
Sadly because of my injury I missed the spouse tour at Darling Hubby’s work site today, next time perhaps but… “mum, how much longer?”
Having had physio on my shoulder again this afternoon which resulted in the top of my back being taped in an attempt to allow the muscles to heal, I’m not feeling that fabulous so appreciated this chuckle on today’s calendar.
And on that note I’m now heading to bed early, clutching my pain-killers to my chest, hoping to wake when my body has recuperated and I no longer have to ask myself regarding the pain… “mum, how much longer?”
After being told two years ago by Larry Landlord not to walk on the decks of our rental property here as they were unsafe, it looks like they are FINALLY being replaced. Looks official doesn’t it?!
As Master Eleven was home from school for the second day trying to rid himself of his “gold watch and chain” cough he kept an eye on proceedings.
Oh. My. Gosh. It’s really is happening. Finally no more asking… “mum, how much longer?”
What can I say, I really did have the best Mother’s Day yesterday!
After receiving the most fabulous snuggles and gifts, including the obligatory flowers, in bed yesterday followed by the most delicious breakfast Darling Hubby made for me, I was left to my own devices for the day. How absolutely delightful!
And what did I do? As my shoulder was still smarting from “my trip” last week, I decided to realign my Stampin’ Up! Color Families down in the Studio.
Well, something should be realigned I figured and for me, and me alone I’m sure but hey it was MY Mother’s Day, having the Color Families all sorted with their corresponding tags and scrap bags was simply bliss.
I know, I know, it seems like such a dorky thing but to have all these colors and along with everything else in place in the Studio now means I’m no longer repeatedly asking myself… “mum, how much long?”