It’s been a helluva random week

March 7, 2014

Sorry for being a little MIA.

WordPress sent me a congratulations message this week saying that I just had a fourth year blog anniversary. Really? I can hardly believe it. I guess I’ve always taken this blog as fun, you know, no pressure. I’ve always written posts when I felt like it, incorporated lovely photos for anyone to use, visited as many people as I could, tried to make friends and be a friend, tried to be honest and inviting and approachable and friendly, and it’s been a load of fun. I also blew right past my 500th post…lol…without even noticing. I suppose I should have noticed. 😀


This week the garden was toured for the possible inclusion into the Art in the Garden weekend and folks, it looks good! I think I might be in there! So I’ve now been hounding my favourite garden centre for ideas on how to make my garden the most beautiful, distinct garden out there.


The other day, Clove and I stopped at Sbux and, while we were waiting for our drinks, C looked around and whispered, “mom, no one is talking.” I looked around and sure enough, everyone was either on PCs or iPhones. No one said a word!


Later that day, I sat down to a new page in my journal and, remembering the Sbux loneliness, I decided to build a regatta where everyone is chatting, happy, loud and boisterous; even if they are in the confines of their own boats. Stay tuned… 😀


C and I also drove out to mom’s a couple of times this week. It’s pretty darn cold and wet in Van and my car has lovely front seat warmers. Let me tell you, having a warm bum can really make all the difference to an annoying stop and go X city drive. So when we get to mom’s and the child has to sit in the back seat…some days I think we really need an upgrade to a model with rear seat warmers.


Today we booked a week in Mexico! Flip flops, bathing suits, summer dresses, sun! Heaven. 😀


Sharing with Nancy and all our random friends.

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  • Reply ebbandflo (@pomomama) March 7, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Adore the garden pics; green with envy for Mexico; finally found a way out of Feedly so I can leave comments at last!

    • Reply Veronica March 9, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      Yay! I’m so happy Amanda! 🙂

  • Reply Karen, Pixel Posts March 7, 2014 at 7:45 am

    I’m just about ready for gardening, just need the snow to go away! Have fun in the sun!

    • Reply Veronica March 9, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      Hope it all melted over the weekend Karen. This winter has got to end sooner or later! Poxy groundhog! 🙁

  • Reply Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow March 7, 2014 at 8:18 am

    That “no one is talking” incident is funny in a sad sort of way 🙁

    Mexico sounds fun! : )

    Glad that the weather pulled through for you and you were able to be ready for the garden visit! 🙂

    • Reply Veronica March 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm

      I know Deb, what’s that all about? It was really creepy in a way; like zombie coffee drinkers listening to an alien transmission. 🙁

  • Reply daryledelstein March 7, 2014 at 9:47 am

    a week in mexico sounds delicious .. may i come?

    • Reply Veronica March 9, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      I wish you would! I’d smuggle you in the suitcase if I could. We’d have so much fun. 😀

  • Reply michellepond March 7, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I love the chatting regatta.

    • Reply Veronica March 9, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      Me too, it’s coming along nicely Michelle. Soon I’ll show it off. 🙂

  • Reply tanya breese March 7, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    love all the photos and garden goodies…wow that lunch looks delish!

    • Reply Veronica March 9, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      Thank you Tanya; we seem to be favouring dim sum for lunch out these days. 🙂

  • Reply Evalina March 7, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    A week in Mexico sounds terrific! I woke up today to another -30C morning… still awful white outside, lake is frozen…

    • Reply Veronica March 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      Oh no! Now that’s just way too cold. Wish I could smuggle you in my suitcase. 🙂

  • Reply abrianna March 7, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Good for you and your garden! Really like the blues in the photo.

    • Reply Veronica March 9, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      Thanks so much Abrianna. I love them too. Wish I could buy them all.

  • Reply sarahhuizenga March 8, 2014 at 3:45 am

    Four years that is awesome! Garden photos are lovely.

    • Reply Veronica March 9, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah. I can’t believe it myself. 🙂

  • Reply Nancy @ A Rural Journal March 8, 2014 at 5:15 am

    Sad that our society is becoming one of tappers and silence. Great observation.

    • Reply Veronica March 9, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      I know Nancy, what’s that all about? It was really creepy.

  • Reply March 8, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Congratulations to one of my favorite bloggers!

    • Reply Veronica March 9, 2014 at 5:45 pm

      Thank you so much Kathryn. At this rate I plan to blow right past 750 and 1000th too. 😀

  • Reply Ida P. Krause March 10, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Isn’t it sad that people seem to have lost the art of communicating by voice with each other. I sat across from a couple at a restaurant the other day. They spent about the first 10-20 minutes they were there checking their emails etc…before their food arrived and then they did manage to talk to each other but geez couldn’t you leave your phone for at least an hour without checking it?
    A trip to Mexico sounds fun. I enjoyed your photos & hope your week goes better. Sorry to be so late commenting.

    • Reply Veronica March 11, 2014 at 5:38 am

      I know, I know! The other day I drove home at 3ish and saw all the school children walking home with their eyes down in their iPhones. Wonder what new theories Communications scientists will come up with about people. 🙁

  • Reply Sara v March 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I read an interview with Paul McCartney and he’d observed the sam phenomenon in a restaurant. He said that he wanted to get up and say “Look at that girl, she’s beautiful!”. “Talk to her, man.”. I thought that was perfect. And totally agree seat warmers are wonderful!! love those blue bowls and succulents–good luck with the garden 😀

  • Reply Chris March 18, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Greetings Veronica, I am one of the Farmy Fellowship members and occasionally peek at other FF Member’s blogs…like yours. This post reminded me of a photo of a sign someone took in a coffee shop that said….No, we don’t have WiFi, Talk to each other! 🙂
    PS. May I ask where in Mexico you are traveling too? I love Mexico!

    • Reply Veronica March 18, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      Hello there Chris, how lovely for me to have you come say hi. Now I know a little about you and I’ll look out for you at the Farmy. That’s a great sign! If I had a coffee shop I would be tempted to do the same thing. 😀 I’m off to Puerto Vallarta for one of those one week all inclusive things. Just a get out of town break. I love Mexico too. Used to study the culture in uni and so hold a soft spot in my heart for it.

  • Reply Chris March 19, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    We are actually sort of neighbors…well, at least Pacific Northwest neighbors. We live in Gig Harbor, which is a little south of Seattle, so I can appreciate your craving of the light and warmth this time of year! The grey can really get to one, can’t it? So lovely that you get to pop down to Mexico for a little warm sunshine. I’m quite jealous! Last year we visited a the tiny town of Troncones…have you heard of it? The water was divine! So warm! Enjoy your holiday!

    • Reply Veronica March 21, 2014 at 7:10 am

      Hi Chris, that’s fantastic, I love to visit Seattle here and there. Maybe one of these days we can grab a coffee and a chat. 😀 Do you have a website? I’d love to get to know you better.

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