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Okay… some days are winners and others… well… others are today. LMAO
Seriously? It just didn’t pay to get out of bed.
But, I did my best to find something positive… and come 11:00, I did. And it made me laugh. Sometimes when things are just REALLY not going your way, you can find your joy in the simplest and most ridiculous of places. And today? Today I found it in eggs.
For brunch I was making omelets for the wee girlie and I… I cracked three eggs… and got FIVE yolks. I couldn’t help it. The day had been so brutal that the small joy of finding two eggs with double yolks cracked (yes, egg humour) me up.
And even better than finding double double yolks, was sharing our broccoli and cheddar omelets together… easily the highlight of my day. 🙂 But, then again, she usually is.
It rained in the morning, it rained all night, but for a brief time in the early afternoon the rain paused… and out came the camera. Here are a few shots I captured in my front yard – never venturing too far from the door, just in case the rain started pouring down again.
Got a favourite? I’d love to know which, and why. 🙂
I’m too tired to post much. Had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my extended family today, lots of great food and great company. Here’s a photo of Marnie (the Chihuahua puppy) crashed out in my Grampa’s arms. 🙂
I headed to the hospital tonight to bring my cousin a Coke slurpee. She was in labour, and I knew she really wanted one. Took our great big, washable, insulated cup to the Sev, and the headed to R.U.H.
Well… While I was signing in as an after hours guest, guess who arrived? “Little” Craik (no name yet). So I showed up at the room only minutes after he was born. LOL I totally crashed the birth, but I don’t regret it one bit! I do feel bad that Jamie didn’t get to enjoy her slurpee during her labour, but I am oh so glad that I got to be one of the first people to welcome “Little” to the world.
He is strong, healthy, and beautiful… and will never lack for love. 😀
For family and friends of “Little”, I’ve got an entire album posted at facebook already. 😀
Congratulations Mommy and Daddy! Welcome to the most amazing adventure you’ll ever be lucky enough to be a part of.
Okay, lots of photos in this post (hence the title). 😉
There have been a few days where I promised to upload but hadn’t yet, so here are photos for those days plus today. 🙂
Not much to say here. 🙂 Wee girlie had a treat, and is just super cute.
Here is the wee girlie doing the “I got a new hat” happy dance.
Sandy, Rosalie, and Paul – She absolutely LOVES her new hat, and has worn it every single day since it arrived. It is sooo cute, and just looks absolutely adorable on her. Thanks so very much! It’s awesome!
Sandy is an accomplished artisan here in Saskatchewan. If you’d like a hand-felted one of a kind beret for your little one, you can drop her a line at sgcompton at sasktel dot net (obviously remove the spaces and replace the at with @ and the dot with .). Her work is outstanding. The hats are perfect in the rain (nothing gets through them) and are really good to throw on your little one after swimming too. Keeps them warm even with wet hair. Seriously, I can’t rave about Sandy’s work any more than I do. Really, really awesome stuff!
So, yesterday a wonderful astronomical event took place… and once again, we here in Saskatoon, totally missed out. The last several events listed as “not to be missed” have been missed here due to cloud cover. Totally not cool.
Yesterday, for the first time in twenty years, the sun and moon rose and set at the exact same time. This causes an amazing effect which completely lights up the sky, due to the way the light reflects from one, off the other. Well. As I said. Couldn’t see it. Clouds.
So here’s a picture of some horses. Played with it a little in iphoto in an attempt to have it look as if I’d lifted it from an old western. Considering the limited scope of iphoto, I think I came close. 😉
And here are a couple shots of the sunset. That did manage to pierce the cloud cover for about 90 seconds. Enough time to focus in the opposite direction to snap a couple shots.
Shaun, I know you were really looking forward to seeing pictures of the aforementioned astronomical event. Sorry. 😦
Damon was sick today… which means I didn’t have time for much beyond the essentials. So, here’s a quick night sky shot for you. Camera’s interpret the dark in such interesting ways. From time to time I enjoy pointing off into space and seeing what happens. Tonight’s photograph is completely unedited… not cropped, colour adjusted, or altered in any way. It’s just the sky, outside my home, as the camera sees it. 🙂
Night all. Be good to one another.
At twenty to ten and I sit down at the computer only to realize that I haven’t shot any stills today. Took some video of the wee girlie… but haven’t done any still photography. So what’s a girl to do? Well, this particular girl fires up Photo Booth, turns on the comic book setting, and leans in nice and close. 🙂
Here it is folks… proof that spring has sprung on the Canadian Prairie. Wow! Can’t believe we aren’t still buried under snow… it is still March, right? We’re usually still partially under snow in MAY!
Yep. Can you believe it? Little growing things popping out from under the autumn leaves (don’t know why folks insist on raking them up, they are SOOO good for your yard).