What's Up, Buttercup?

Sunday, July 04, 2010
Look! Cherry tomatoes! Last night while sitting on the balcony, playing with the kittehs, I noticed this little green bundle of mmm mmm goodness hiding amongst the leaves of my tomato plant. As I pushed the leaves aside and tried to get a close up view, I was shocked to discover a whole forest of little green blobs hiding in the darkness like Aliens waiting to descend from the ceiling (sorry, still in an Alien/Predator mode...did I mention Predators opens in theatres next weekend? Yes, I'll be there). Anyways, the appearance of the tomato has signified the real beginning of summer for me. The beans? Well, they're still struggling. We've managed to keep a few of the plants away from Nero but those that have survived are growing very slowly. Not sure if we're going to get anything out of them this year but it adds some extra green to the balcony if nothing else.

Not much else going on - I went three for four for my quarterfinal picks in my World Cup 2010 office pool. I'm still not going to win but having fun. Other than watching a whole lotta football...its now officially football season in Canada. Um, that is...North American style football. The CFL season kicked off this weekend and the Eskimos play their first game of the season tonight against the BC Lions. This has me even more excited than usual, and I'll be paying more attention to stats this season since the Grey Cup is taking place here in Edmonton in November. Think of it as the Superbowl of Canadian football. And, as you all know, I'm going this year!!!

I've also been keeping myself busy a bit of knitting. Basically, busy work for my fingers - it keeps me from snacking which is a bonus. I'm working on two projects at the moment. The first is a pair of mittens for la signora favolosa Milla. I can't show you a picture of them though; don't want to ruin the surprise (although she knows I'm working on them). Milla, sta andando lentamente. Definitivamente li otterrete da natale! The second project is a blanket. Not sure for who yet. Maybe just an extra throw to have around the house. I'm using up (or trying to) all the semi-used balls of yarn we have lying around the house, along with a giant bag with a coworker gave to me months ago (and is still sitting under my desk).

Last bit of news, it looks like the follow up trip to the UK that I was considering for the spring may not happen. I'm going to have to buy new glasses this fall and I desperately need a pair of prescription sunglasses to go along with them. I'm in a constant state of squintage lately and it doesn't go away in the winter. So, the trip may have to wait until fall 2011 or later. Sad yes but I'm still hoping I win the lottery one of these days. See? I've got a backup plan...

7 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

I need prescription sunglasses, too. I was thinking of getting those transition lenses, actually. Or contacts...Decisions, decisions...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

There is absolutely nothing like tomatoes fresh from your own garden. And you don't even need glasses to enjoy them.

Heather said...

Alas. :(

Have you tried those transition lenses? I've been using them for a while now, and I haven't had to shell out for prescription sunglasses yet.

S.M. Elliott said...

Ugh, glasses. Don't remind me.

I hope your cute wee tomatoes thrive and find their way into a salad soon!

sp said...

Glad to see the tomatoes are doing well!

I love the blanket! The colours are great. It looks amazing. I can tell you are a very skilled knitter.

Milla said...

Grazie delle mittens Karen! I am soooo looking forward to seeing them! Even if I have to wait until you come back to London -I'll wait!

tweetey30 said...

i love those colors Karen.. They are beautiful together.. I had a pair of mittens made for me but we moved into the house and i lost them in the move.. poor me..

Sorry to hear about the trip but it will happen when its meant to happen.. Hope you had a wonderful july 1st..

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