Monday, April 30, 2007

It was a really long week last week, because NEXPO was on the Saturday & Sunday, and it felt like I had worked from the previous Monday.

Saturday was a dull rainy day, so Heather and I finished most of our shopping for our little trip to Morocco. Bought a few more things from Mountain Equipment Co-op, and then onto the Eaton Centre. I don't normally spend that much time shopping (I'm more of an in-and-out-quick-no-one-gets-hurt kind of shopper), and was pretty tired at the end of the day.

We barbecued up some steak for dinner, and then headed out for a quick beer. Tried to get into OverJoy, but yet again it was closed for a private party. I can't remember the last time we had a drink there! Instead had a pint of Mill St Organic at Barrio. I noticed the background in their signboard is a map of Leslieville, kinda cool:

Although I can't figure out if there's significance to the underlined "o".

Sunday was a really nice day. Cleaned up the garden. Bought a few more plants from the Loblaws garden centre. I'm trying to get more ground cover in place of the wood chips. I planted four new varieties: coral stonecrop, spiral bellflower, snow-in-summer and Lewis' yarrow. Last year, it was already June by the time I got to working on the garden, and so I bought plants that flowered later in the season. That plan worked great last summer and fall, except that meant we had no flowers this spring. So I also bought some plants that flower in spring, to give us flowers throughout the season.

George (from work) has a bunch of rocks in his garden that he wanted to get rid of, and I wanted rocks, so every day he brings in a couple rocks, and I take them home. They've been piling in the backyard. I wanted to set some in the front garden, but the wheelbarrow wheel is broken (the only access from front to back of the house is around the alley a couple houses down, requiring a wheelbarrow to move soil, rocks etc). The wheel is off the rim, and I'll have to get that sealed (there's no inner tube).

Myrtle sent us a prototype of the wedding invite. She gave us two options for the inside spread. Heather and I both liked the same one.

This week's Economist has some really interesting articles. The special report is on the wireless revolution. I better get reading...

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