I was telling my girls that when I was going to school, many years ago, my brothers and sisters and I walked to school every day, and that was a scant over a mile. When it was nice out, we even came home for lunch, only to eat and run back before the bell. When it hit -30 (it was Fahrenheit then) we either stayed home or Dad drove us. That didn't happen very often, as Dad usually left for work earlier than us. Times change don't they?? Now, I drive my girls to school in the morning, they eat lunch at school, and I pick them up after school. Hhhhmmmm...makes you wonder, doesn't it?? The next generation is soft! LOL
Yesterday I made some more "Forever Flowers" and put some in frames. They look so much better, and I know that I can get a better price for them. I bought some "sealer" to spray on them so that they will be protected if a customer wants to use them to decorate their bathroom. I think that I will have to wait until later this week before I can spray outside. The forcast is only -4C later this week. I brought my last election sign in from the garage, and will prime it later this morning. I have less than two weeks to get everything ready. I only have 7 packages of my Mint Blend left, not including my personal stash, so I may have to find an acceptable alternative supplier until next year. I have moved around so many mint cuttings that I should have a good harvest for 2011.
I went outside to take a few pictures before the snow got disturbed and these were some of my favourites...enjoy!
|my daughters' baby Spruce trees that they recieve from their school in Grade 1 and my Inukshuk|
|next year I will plant these special Sweet Peas earlier so I can enjoy more than just a handfull of flowers|
|an unknown variety of Clematis that doesn't vine, but stays to under 3 ft|
|I love sitting in these chairs in the hot sun, but it is just too cold out|
|My Chocolate mint poking out through the snow. This in my all-time favourite mint! Doesn't it look sad?|
|This is what I get to look at while puttering in my kitchen.|
|look at this snowdrift, and we have only had snow for one week. This is where I grow my Clematis' on the West side of my house.|
I am working on tweeking my blog so that my dear friends can find it user friendlier. Thank you all for coming in from the cold and joining me. I am going to light my candles, put a pot of tea on and create something before I have to pick up the girls and go to work. Last night at the lodge, they paid me to organize the freezer for 1 1/2 hours. Cold outside and cold inside. LOL Good thing I love my job!