Friday, April 6, 2012


Cherry blossom snow
Pink-elephant-popcorn trees
Scent of childhood games

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A beautiful day in the neighbourhood...

...Because it's Mr.Q's birthday! A weekend of festivities kicks off early (tonight) and I only hope there's enough coffee to let me keep up.

Happy Birthday, love!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

What did you say?

Ears still ringing this morning. One of Mr.Q's bands had their album release last night - and by album, I mean record - red vinyl, even! I don't often go to this band's shows, as there aren't a lot of folksy fiddle tunes involved, nor is there often going to bed before dawn. Being a folk-music lover who needs her beauty sleep, well...not a lot of twain-meeting with The Belushis.

But, an album release is kind of a big deal, so I chugged a large mug of strong coffee at about 8:30 last night, and headed down to the pub. The scruffy rockers had cleaned themselves up for the occasion, and quite nicely I might add! Mr.Q and one of the guitarists spent the better part of the afternoon going in and out of menswear shops, and he came home with a (shiny!) black shirt that looked...well, let's just say he looked mighty fine last night!

It was a late evening. And...LOUD. VERY VERY LOUD. Also, a lot of fun. 

They even have a video!

(Did I mention it was LOUD?)

Friday, March 23, 2012

How to make a woman squeal with delight...

Bring her home take-out Indian food. With dessert.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

How to make a man's eyes roll back into his head in delight...

Start with a stack of buttermilk pancakes. Heat up some leftover pulled pork (and no, that's not a euphemism!). Simmer some maple syrup with a slug (or two) of bourbon until it's thick. Layer the pancakes & pork on a plate, and drown in the maple-bourbon syrup. Serve hot, with napkins handy, and watch his eyes roll back into his head while making a face that is best not seen in public, ifyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkyoudo.

Mission accomplished.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Luck o' The Irish

I am a very lucky gal. I had nothing urgent to do today, and as I woke up with a bit of a stuffed head, I was under strict instructions not to exert myself. So, I spent the afternoon here:

Blanket forts: Absolutely as much fun for big people as for littles!