It’s spring! Time for being outside. Time for the annual planting of the garden. Time for some runs. Time for some play. There’s just so much to do, I figured what the hey… LIVE BLOG!
02015-May-15 – 14:32 – Just about to leave work
The weekend begins with a long run. I’m just contemplating an early end of the day as I gear up for the nineteen klick jog home.
02015-May-15 – 15:22 – High Level Bridge
02015-May-15 – 17:25 – Home Sweet Home
02015-May-15 – 21:16 – Earlier at the pet store parking lot
I had to get some food for Sparkle prior to resuming the rest of the evening plans (else she wouldn’t get breakfast in the morning!). When I pulled into the lot this dog was just sitting there in the BMW next to me. A photo was obligatory in this moment.
02015-May-15 – 21:21 – Earlier at State & Main
Met some of the running crew for drinks this evening. Much was discussed including summer plans, injury statuses, and Sharon’s recently submitted masters thesis (which was the reason for the celebrations.)
02015-May-16 – 08:40 – From Nowhere
We broke with tradition (as we do occasionall)y and our Saturday morning meal became a waffle party instead of a pancake feast.
02015-May-16 – 11:02 – Bottled Depot
It’s raining today so yard work seems to be a no-go. Instead, time for some other chores: like taking the recycling to the depot. Claire nabs the cash reward of course.
02015-May-16 – 11:14 – Chapters
Claire needs to go to yet another birthday party tomorrow so our next chore was finding a gift. Off to the bookstore! I avoid the kids section and instead lurk around the discount book racks.
02015-May-16 – 11:38 – Still at Chapters
02015-May-16 – 12:08 – Mucho Burrito
We stop for a quick lunch. Mmmm… burritos!
02015-May-16 – 12:50 – Hole’s
We thought we’d check out the greenhouse and buy some bedding plants.
02015-May-16 – 15:52 – From Nowhere
Some quiet time this afternoon. I’ve been nerding out on Jurassic Park this week after listening to the audiobook. Decided to watch a bit of the movie too.
02015-May-16 – 16:15 – Playground
Claire was a little bored. Apparently most of her pals have left town for the weekend or something. So we took the dog for a walk… and landed at the playground of course.
02015-May-16 – 18:59 – Next Door
Impromptu dinner with the neighbours! Appies first.
02015-May-16 – 19:47 – Next Door
02015-May-17 – 10:41 – From Nowhere
At about 17k into a 20k morning run. Lynda is all smiles… at least for the camera.
02015-May-17 – 11:48 – From Nowhere
Post-run coffee time!
02015-May-17 – 12:22 – Back Home
Sunday morning, and today marked the “final long run” of our training push to the Calgary Half Marathon in two weeks. That meant squeezing in a roughly 20 klick run this morning. Most of us were feeling a little apathetic at the start, but we all toughed it out. Now to find some cold beer and spend the rest of the day relaxing in the sun.
02015-May-17 – 13:35 – Couch
Poor Claire woke up with a bit of a tummy ache so she’s camped out on the couch watching some tv and relaxing.
02015-May-17 – 14:09 – Front Yard
The dandelion war rages on.
02015-May-17 – 15:09 – Backyard
The dog guards the bedding plants.
02015-May-17 – 15:11 – Backyard
Phase one of the garden involved digging up the raised bed. A little elbow grease and some careful tilling around the volunteer lettuce.
02015-May-17 – 16:59 – Back yard
Not bad for three hours of yard work! The dandelions are thwarted (for a couple days) the garden is half tilled and the strawberries have fresh wood chips. Also, I watered the trees and beds and cleaned the dog run. Still no beer…
02015-May-17 – 17:24 – Home
Claire went to her friend’s party… there was splatter paint involved.
02015-May-17 – 17:58 – From Nowhere
Sushi for supper.
02015-May-17 – 20:21 – Park
Dog needed a walk. What a brilliant evening … but still no beer!
02015-May-18 – 09:10 – Backyard
Claire was up at 6, health improved and ready to do some gardening. She’s claimed a spot of flower bed as her own. We’ll see if it survives the summer.
02015-May-18 – 09:42 – Backyard
My gardening helper!
02015-May-18 – 10:56 – Backyard
Team carrot gets some seeds in the ground!
02015-May-18 – 11:59 – Seed run
Missing a few things… a greenhouse on a long weekend is a crazy place to go.
02015-May-18 – 13:20 – Backyard
Spot the differences? After 4 hours of work the yard is taking shape. Garden planted, planters potted, and messes … unmessed.
02015-May-18 – 16:56 – Leon’s House
The battle to fix Leon’s computer was won by the viruses. Unfortunately after deleting about 50 bits of evil software we ran out of time.
02015-May-18 – 17:41 – Backyard
Dinner: Ribs… and beer!! Barbecue season is in full swing…
02015-May-18 – 18:23 – From Nowhere
Oreo ice cream sandwiches for dessert? How naughty!
02015-May-19 – 07:04 – LRT
Back to work… *sad face*