It’s been a relaxing week. Perhaps because I wasn’t called “Darlin,” by a man less than half my age, or perhaps because there wasn’t a workman insisting he talk to “the man” instead of me. But more likely it is because spring has finally arrived, and I got to go outside and play. I got to ignore all the inside crap. Crap like the fact that, up until this afternoon, there was still a tub on the floor of the lower level bedroom.
Instead it’s been a week to enjoy the little things. Things that bring on smiles and chuckles. It’s so nice to have a week where I am not deep thinking. All these little things have added up nicely so I decided to share them.
Here are some of the things that made me smile:
This tiny yellow Rhododendron that I purchased on Monday while on a field trip with my friend Sue to some Annapolis Valley nurseries. Oh yes Sue also falls into the smile-inducing category. Sometimes the chuckle-inducing category.
Transplants, most of them veggies. Some of them started in my dining room window and others purchased on the above-mentioned field trip. All of the veggies are headed for The Doc’s veggie garden. Seeing The Doc preparing his veggie garden also makes me smile. (Photo above)
Moving the trees, that lived in my dining room all winter long, outside to be planted where we lost several trees last fall. One of these trees is a Weeping Nootka False Cypress that I purchased on sale last November. The other is a blue spruce that a local grocer was selling as a living Christmas tree in December. I am so happy that they survived the winter and can hardly wait to get them in the ground.
Grampies Super Soil and my little red wagon (formally JT’s little red wagon.) The soil is amazing and local. Yes I know that bulk soil is cheaper, but bulk soil has to be purchased in large amounts and then has to be shoveled and pushed with a wheel barrel all over the yard. No thanks. I am a wheel-barrel-challenged wimp. Me and my little red wagon can deliver the bags of Grampies Super Soil to where I need them a whole lot easier.
The fact that my front yard can easily turn into a maple forest. There are hundreds of budding maple keys out there proving the resiliency of Mother Nature. I happen to have a lot of love and respect for Mother Nature. She gets a whole lot of leeway in my garden.
The tacky wind spinner that I purchased to hopefully convince the increasing population of Canada Geese on the lake to not shit on our little beach. It isn’t as tacky as the neighbour’s 1960’s gas-station flags strung all across their shoreline. We get a lot of wind so I am crossing my fingers that it works.
Canadian Vodka with a Blue Jays themed bottle. Imagine how surprised I was to see this when I went to purchase our favourite brand. It only made me love it more.
Fresh-from-the-oven cheese bread that was still warm at my local grocery store bakery. YUM! I already tested it and it’s delicious. Poached eggs on cheese bread for breakfast tomorrow.
Here are a couple of things that made me chuckle:
When the Bluejays are doing poorly, as they have been for the past week or so, you can still enjoy some of the ads on Sportsnet. Wealth Simple has a whole series of crypto currency ads and although I have no intention in investing in crypto, I have to admit that these are the best ads I have seen in a long time. This one is my favourite. It makes me chuckle every time.
There is also a Duculax soft chews ad where the guy is sitting in the stall singing which is very funny but I can’t find a video of it. Damn.
Other chuckles this week have come from the final episides of Grace and Frankie on Netflix. I will miss that show. And Brian’s Blog Bonnywood manor. Something that often makes me chuckle.
Remember people, it is the little things that count.
Thank you for reading.
Photos: Jenn Stone