Friday, June 24, 2005


We got the keys to the new house today! Woohoo! We are moving this weekend and I've been busy packing and haven't written anything new in a while. Probably won't for a few more days, especially while all the computer-y fancy techno stuff gets taken apart here and re-engineered at the new place. Till then, here is a very funny website: threadbared - they take old sewing pattern pictures and make fun of them :)

Monday, June 13, 2005

a rest

So I didn't do much packing this weekend, even though we move in two weeks. I was still pretty mopey about my pup, and I got a cold of sorts on Friday which made me groggy. Mix in the heat wave, and lack of sleep throughout the week, I was one tired lady. I did some packing on Saturday morning, and then got ready to meet my friend to go to the spa!

We had made our appointments a while ago, and it ended up being the perfect day. I was definitely needing some rest and relaxation, and the spa was perfect. May I repeat it once more: this spa was perfect! I got a facial and a pedicure, and it was exactly the right mix of relaxation and girl-time that I needed to make me feel better. They have a very annoying flash-ful website, but the actual building is fantastic. It's an old building that's been renovated and added on to, but it has kept a lot of the charm of the older structure. The facial was great - really nice organic products, and a lot of massage and tender care. The pedicure we got was a stone peddie - they use warm stones to massage your legs and feet before doing all the rest of the footie-type stuff. Worth the extra five bucks! You are allowed to bring your own wine and snacks, so next time we go, we will definitely take a bottle of champagne and some cheese and fruit for a perfectly lovely afternoon.

Seriously, it was exactly what the healer ordered. I definitely recommend it if you are looking for good spa services at a decent price. It let me step back and take some time to relax and not feel pressured about the move. And the bonus on top of this day? My family came over and brought tapas for dinner and I didn't have to lift a finger, except for stopping at the beer store on the way home for my favourite beer and maybe cut some bread. And the extra extra bonus? The beautiful yellow bouquet of flowers my sister had delivered from a lovely store in Manotick, full of gerberas, lillies, orchids, roses, and greenery, just to lift my spirits. The toast that night was definitely to the best family in the world.

Sunday consisted of a lot of continued relaxation - in bed till noon, brunch in front of fave tv shows, more reading of a good book, sitting in the back yard, and meeting my husband for dinner out. yummies! Oh yeah, I also think I packed one box.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

we'll miss you

Warlock lost his battle tonight. He had not been doing well this week, wasn't eating at all and was weak and really slowing down. We took him to the vet tonight and he had become so anemic through all the blood loss that the inside of his mouth had lost all its colour. We took him for a little walk around the block to decide what to do (or rather, when... tonight, or wait another few days?). The vet said his heart was so weak he was going to start fainting, and a heart attack was imminent. I called my sister to come to the vet's office, as I knew she would want to say goodbye. We got to sit with him on the lawn in the sunshine for a half hour or so and then we took him inside.

I miss him so much already, the house is quiet, and his toys are sitting there waiting to be played with. We've had him for six years, and he was so much an identifying factor in our lives here in Ottawa. It'll be strange without him.

Life goes on, and I know he's somewhere out there running his little heart out, chasing some poor rabbit.

I love that he was part of our lives for so long, and that he chose us to be his caretakers. We wouldn't be the same without having met him.

Bye little bean pole, we'll miss you. xoxo.