Just Me

Nothing fancy. Nothing Inspiring. Nothing really...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

This post would be longer if I wasn't so busy.

You know that kind of busyness that leads up to something exciting? The kind where you know you're getting less sleep, your to-do list keeps getting bigger even though you keep crossing things off, but then little things keep giving you a glimpse of the promised fun to come.

Yes, it's wedding week for a bunch of us here in Winnipeg.
In fact, the last wedding of the Winnipeg Van Aertselaer clan.
So much planning, prep and work...

But oh MY, this is going to be one shindig to remember.

Now...back to work.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Got Plans?

Because if you don't, let me tell you what you should do.

You should come out to the release of a very good, long awaited little EP.

That's right, my little sister is finally releasing her CD. This girl writes the sweetest songs you ever did hear. Songs that you don't mind getting stuck in your head. Tunes that you can't help but sing along to. Music that just makes you Feel. Better. Even just looking at it does it...doesn't it?

So, what are you waiting for?
Mark your calendar!
Find a baby-sitter!
Pull $10 outta your rainy day jar!
Then come on down!

7:30 pm
$10 each

Don't live in Winnipeg?
Check out the sweetheart website!
Do live in Winnipeg? Check it out too!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Laziest Gardener Ever.

Actually, I don't even think I can quite call myself a gardener yet... so anyway, after our super nice landlords offered to buy lumber for a raised garden in our tiny back yard, I decided we better get it done. So with the help of awesome, ever helpful parents, we (ah, and by me, I assume you all understand I mean the man with the muscles who's good at everything aka Don) got the wood, cut it, measured it, made little wooden dowels to hold it together (I was thrilled to have a no metal solution. I don't know why, I just had this thing with it being all 'natural' fibre...I know, I'm dumb.), got soil, brought it all to our tiny backyard, assembled, filled...done!

Then I was like, blah, let's plant later.

A week later, I realize if I wait any longer, we'll be having veggies in October. Oh no, wait, they'll all have died by then.

So, finally I planted stuff today. I tried to be all good about it. You know, making straight rows with a piece of twine, being very careful to read about each kind of seed and how to plant it and what to plant it with, blah, blah, blah. But, goodNESS, I'm lazier than I thought. By the last two rows, carrots and lettuce, I just made a row, sprinkled in the seeds, patted down a bit of soil and watered the crap out of it (dry soil).

I'm sure this will come back to haunt me at the weeding/thinning time. But I didn't care. It wasn't that hot out today, but in our no shade/no wind backyard, I was getting hot hot hot! And not the sexy kind either.

Anyway, after a little break in our ridiculously cold house (yes, it stays cold ALL the year with no A/C, which most consider good, but not me. I love heat. Although today, I must admit to it's lovely dark coolness....) I feel better about finishing up out there, but I think I'll save the raspberry bush planting and flower transplanting for tomorrow.

I was also too lazy to take a before picture, which Don would say is just one more reason to get an iphone, but I'm not that lazy to not hold on my anti-iphone stance, so this one from last year will have to suffice for pre-garden back yard. Take note of the empty space in the corner of the fence behind those day-lilies, or whatever they are.

And here are a couple of after pictures...I'm guessing they'll be more impressive in a couple of months...but I guess I'm pretty happy with them for now.