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Hello from Sunday night

Hello everyone, exciting things are happening here. 🙂

So much has happened this week and I have so much to tell you!

Robert and I cooked up a surprise for Clove several months ago.


R planned to be in Canada for the spring and we kept the date secret. He flew in on Wed afternoon, just when C was in a class, and I went to the airport to pick him up.

We knew that by the time we got back form the airport, C would have been home already, so I dropped R off a block away and walked in to the house, gave Chloe some flowers to put in the vase and excused myself to the washroom.

In the meantime, R walked to the door and rang the bell.

And C had to go answer the door!!! 😀 Oh hugs and tears and disbelief! We pulled it off! It’s so hard to pull one over on C. We had a blast. 😀


I came home from Mexico to lovely good news.

My seedlings for the Art in the Garden early display are doing very well.

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And I’ve been selected as one of the artists to show my work. Hooray! I’m so happy.
But now I have to get painting.

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The weather has been good enough that we’ve had our first lunch alfresco.

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And Morgan’s been bothering the chickadees and finches in the garden. I guess I should say that they’ve been bothering her with their singing and displaying.

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We’ve been cleaning out the garage to ready it for a studio space of sorts, and attacked the second work bench with my stamps and pens.

I love family projects. Everyone has so many fantastic ideas.

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I have a limited amount of stamps but they’re good stamps, and sharpies were used to write out our favourite sayings, someone found all sorts of glitter stuff, and the Bonjour fish made a reappearance in several spots.

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One other thing we did this week is finally get my father’s vintage Raleigh 20 bike tuned up.
He bought this bike in the early 1970s. Anyone remember the oil crisis of 1973? Well, my father decided he could cycle to the hospital and his practice if the worst came to the worst, and still tend to his patients.

Anyway, the worst never did come to the worst and this little bike stayed in the basement untouched and unridden till mom gave it to C. She washed and polished it, R pumped up the tires, WD40’ed the chain, and adjusted the seat, and that was that.

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That’s one happy girl.


Speaking of happy girl…

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Clove sends you this little clip. It’s of the most ridiculous porcupine, and is sure to make you happy.

Sharing with Mary for Mosaic Mondays, with Dwellings, and with Create With Joy. 😀

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Comments: 8

  • April 7, 2014

    I love those kinds of surprises! My husband surprised me like that with my sister one time and I was struck dumb and speechless! I mean I was shaking and could not get a word out. I just burst into tears and hugged and hugged her. What a mess!! lol
    I am happy your little plants are doing so well, we have some that have popped up too and are getting the royal sun bathing treatment during the day and tucked away out of the elements at night. Still to early for ground planting here, I’m afraid. You never know when that trickster Winter will pop its head out again for one last laugh.
    Have a terrific week!!

  • April 7, 2014

    What fun to read about your happy surprise! 🙂

  • daryledelstein

    April 7, 2014

    love the stamps and that you managed to fool C … i am sure your art will bloom just like those seedlings! xo

  • April 7, 2014

    Hi Veronica! Stamps and family projects and surprises! So much fun 🙂 Congratulations on being picked to show your art–that is fabulous (virtual high fives all around!!) WhoooHoo 😀

  • April 27, 2014

    Just lovely Veronica! Such a beautiful smile she has. Lights up the screen!

  • April 27, 2014

    PS….sometimes I wish it was socially acceptable to make such lovely audible sounds whilst enjoying
    a great meal : )

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