Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Stew at last!

I didn't leave dumB in Ontario! By that I mean on the day that I arrived I found a leaf off my plant on the floor. Naturally I picked it up an placed it in water. Today I checked to see if it was rooting. Plastic. No roots. Garbage. Worse yet there was a witness to all of this.

Today I make stew...yaaa. New beef all in the pot stewing away. The downer is tonight some of the girls from work are going for wings, so stew will serve as lunch tomorrow.

The wind died down and I actually walked without hood or mitts! Yeah baby. Still -30something but with the windchill a milder -41 it was okay. Really. Also I have just accepted the fact that my face and mouth will be numb. (That makes the chap stick the most valuable item in my pocket)!

Tonight is nice and clear and without the wind, I hope to take in the show in the sky. Last time I could barely tolerate the wind long enough to glance up to see the night sky dancing in green.

Alan and I went out to look at carvings last night. It's a shame that so many talented carvers are reduced to selling their craft for the cost of the materials. Galleries in the south add on one or two zeros and nets the big bucks. Last night a beautiful dancing walrus. How could I resist? Well, I didn't. But I justify by saying my sister will have a beautiful new piece at home.

Oooo when I returned to my hotel room there was a surprise; a new coffee maker! The other one didn't have a pot that fit, so it was boiled water through the filter. This will make things much smoother in the morning.

Pictures soon. I keep forgetting my camera at home. There are some beautiful views from the hospital which I will be posting.


jen said...

Chap stick is sooo important! The problem I have is that I keep losing tubes, or my dog eats them! I have to keep ordering online because they only sell one kind here! lol

Anonymous said...

That's too bad about the plant. haha

Anonymous said...

Shelley - Shelley - Shelley -
is this what it's come too?
Trying to root plastic leaves and coveting chapstick?
My GOD girl!!!
Baby , put on those red shoes of yours and run down the hotel hallway naked!!
Now, don't you feel better?

Shelley said...

gimme a break eh. I tried to nurture something here! I love the idea of the red shoes, they'll be shipping me off the island in a heartbeat if I did that!

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

ahahaha so sorry about the leaf!! That is soo funny tonight! Thanks for making me laugh so hard!

Enjoy getting settled over there!

Shelley said...

Hey Kara and Matt
I thought I would get away with leaving that wee bit out, but there was a witness......Glad to give ya a giggle.