Thank you to Diana from Part-Time Monster for hosting this wonderful group!
If we were having coffee, I’d be serving it in my brand-new café au lait bowl and pretend we were sitting in a Paris Café. Since we were pretending, the horrors of last night would never have occurred and we would feel blissfully safe and unconcerned, watching the passersby go about their business.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how pleased I am with my sons who helped to clean up the yard and put away all the backyard paraphernalia. I’m sure Mick would have been pleased with the way we packed everything in the shed! There are still a few things to take care of, but the majority of it is done!
There was only one walk worth mentioning, and that was with my sister and her two dogs in her hometown of Varennes. I stupidly did not bring my camera and only took one photo with my phone! It was such a gorgeous day and we finished the walk with breakfast prepared by sister herself. Upon my return home, I noted the apple Fairy had passed again. Still don’t know who they are from!!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I cannot believe that in November, my roses are still blooming… mayhaps not as wild and bright but blooming nonetheless! And one day, a shrub is on fire with colour and a small windstorm later, denuded!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that there are wonderful people out there, just willing to lend a hand or offer their time for no other reason than “just because”. My eldest, Iain wants to join the military so my sister’s neighbour, Aldo, who has appeared in this blog before, and is military man himself, offered to not only speak with Iain to explain the ins and outs of joining but also offered to bring him on a tour of our very small base in St.Hubert, so he could see and ask questions to the men and women on duty. There was a bonus as we met for lunch first at a small market with a food court right near said base and where many military folk go for lunch. As I was picking up my lunch, Iain and Aldo were chatting with a guy from the Air Force. All of a sudden, Iain’s choices widened. Will be interesting to see where this goes. I am beyond grateful to Aldo for taking the time to do this and for following up and offering to help him prepare for the interviews and whatever else he will need in the near future. Aldo, you are a prince amongst men!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I was pleasantly surprised by the Whitehorse concert on Thursday evening. This duo, made up of the husband and wife team of Luke Doucet and Melissa McClellan, were something else to watch. Just the two of them, but with a few bells and whistles. Luke would get on the drum, beat out some beats and the beatbox would take over so he could move over to his guitar. Speaking of guitars, that last picture… shows, what I suspect, is his “baby”. It has such a raw sound that both my date and I were totally enthralled with.
I was especially pleased to have discovered a new talent (to me, anyway) as the opening act. Ms. Fiona Beven, a lovely English lass, has a voice that is a mixture of India.Arie and Corinne Bailey Rae. Just her and her guitar or ukulele… wonderful.
If you are not tired of me yet, I would then add a few random things. Anyone who sits and chats with me knows that I talk and talk and talk and subjects jump from one to another, to the point that, once I am alone, I wonder if the other person had a chance to talk and, did I finish any one subject? As an example: I just received my latest book purchase and cannot wait to start them. Assuming I shall find time to read! And I grabbed the jar of roasted pumpkin seeds and am aghast at how few are left! No matter how much I try to ration them, they will not last forever. Iain and I are huge fans. Truth be told, if Mick were here, there would be none. I had to hide the jars from him!
Oh. Em. Gee. In all my chattering, I totally forgot to mention that I started a new job yesterday! At my friend Tina’s suggestion, I applied for a Christmas Season Job at Pier 1. I figured it would get me out of the house and away from my stove and give me the opportunity to meet people and exchange, and, if I’m any good, sell them items! I’ve always loved their store (MY store, now!) and fell in love with their Christmas commercials from a few years ago. “Find what speaks to you”… what a brilliant slogan… This was one of them (hopefully the link works as all the others were made private).
Now that I’ve talked your ear off, so to speak, do tell me, how have you been? What have you been up to this past week? Truly, it’s my turn to listen, and I will gladly pour us another cup. Please do share!