Monday, March 16, 2009



I gotta tell you... I am not normally one to complain about the weather but this is just getting silly! My husband told me to look outside. I said no. He said "It's snowing." I said, "It is not."
(A little denial perhaps?) Denial definitely has its place. But you can only lie to yourself for so long before it catches up to you. I am not a big 'out-in-my-yard kind of person' but even I am getting a mild case of cabin fever. My cat is not impressed either. Jasmine only stays out long enough to... well, you know... and then runs back in faster than you can say her name. I can't say I blame her. My cat is adorable, by the way. I think I will have to dedicate a blog post to her one of these days. She actually owns our home. We just live here.

Well I wish I had a sea story to share with you today but it's too flipping cold to go to the beach! Man! I did manage to get there last week though. I went to Chemainus and had a wonderful day. After a completely enjoyable visit with a good friend, I went down to the beach and collected tons of little pieces of driftwood and some sea glass. And I took some photos; some of them good, some not so good. But the sun was shining and I was actually not freezing to death, for a change. And then I went around to some of the quaint little shops in Chemainus to get inspired with ideas and, of course, enjoyed a delightful piece of cheesecake and a good, strong cup of Americano coffee. Mmmmmm! There is nothing so bad in life that a piece of cheesecake and a good cup of coffee can't cure.

My son Matthew loves his coffee, too. But he is serious about it... he doesn't mess around. He makes espresso and man, I gotta tell you, it truly separates the men from the boys! I could never quite understand people who drink weak coffee. If you can't taste it why even bother? If done properly, it's almost a religion. And my son does it properly! One day, if I am ever rich, I will buy my son his own Dutch Brother's Coffee Franchise. I think he would like that. Their coffee kept me awake at the wheel for 12 hours straight when I had to get home from Oregon to BC.

Okay, I better go and practice my singing telegram for tomorrow morning. It's a phone telegram so I don't even have to get out of my pj's if I don't want to. How cool is that? Not until I ship off a parcel from a sale we got today, that is. And then off to the art gallery to do my shift there. All of the artists there take 3 x four hour shifts a month and that is how the gallery stays open. Great idea if you ask me. I am happy to say that I just sold another photo there.

Signing off for today...don't look out the window. Try some good, healthy denial.


Treasia said...

I couldn't agree more about the weather. I am sick of cold, damp and snowy days. I want my nice warm spring time weather back. Mother Nature gave us a couple of weeks of it and then ran and hid.

Treasia said...

BTW, this is Treasia and I'm going to go check out your Etsy store now. Contact me about a giveaway.

art by naomi said...

OK, I am one of those whiners who has to have snow at some point during the winter, every year but this is just getting crazy silly. Won't ever say I hate snow but I'm getting pretty freakin close to disowning the white stuff.
Oh. and. very cool about your sales!

by the sea said...

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it is a member online site dedicated to sea glass collectors. We share photos, ideas, locations, crafts and much more.