Cell phones are convenient and can be fun. But I actually don't use mine all that much. I rarely have lengthy conversions on it. But in the interest of trimming my expenses, having both a land line AND a cell phone doesn't seem very frugal.
My issue is, if I ONLY have a cell phone, longer conversations tend to be annoying. Holding that tiny phone to my ear for more than a couple of minutes is uncomfortable.
This post is about a week late...but better late than never.
Our long weekend (for Victoria Day) was cursed with bad weather. Cold weather, rain, and clouds...blech. But instead of sitting home complaining about it, we headed out to the Toronto Circus Festival down at Harbourfront.
It turns out the festival was a part of a kids event, but we had lots of fun anyway.
The performers were amazing! Oh to have those abs! __________
The Laurentian Funhouse was a maze where you could draw or write on the walls as you tried to find your way out. __________
Harbourfront is full of art galleries and workshops. I couldn't resist taking a picture of glass making and textile studios. I'd like to try both eventually. __________
The rest of the pictures I took that day can be found in my Flickr photostream.
I'm not really a super huge fan of American Idol. I can usually take it or leave it. But...I am usually curious about the finale and want to know who wins.
I watched it enough this season to know that I really liked David Cook.
It wasn't looking too good for him the night before with even Simon saying that it was a lock for the other David to win. When I watched briefly last night, Simon backtracked and said it wasn't as close as he initially thought.
Good thing Simon, because in the end, I think the better David won.
I often read my horoscope, but take each one with a grain of salt.
But given what life has been like for the past few months, I'm hoping todays is dead on.
Pisces (Feb. 20 — March 20) When a movie nears the end, it becomes apparent with the build-up to and nervous anticipation of the climax. Likewise, The crescendo of activity that's been building up in your world has reached its culmination. And with it comes a promise of deliverance.
Rain be damned! A friend (T) and I headed out despite the miserable weather. Queen West was the destination. I wanted to finally check out The Workroom, and she had never been to Arton Beads.
We got to The Workroom.....closed. Damn.
We got to Arton Beads.....closed. Double damn.
I guess we really should have called ahead considering it was the long weekend. The Workroom is normally open on Sundays, but Arton is not.
I did press my nose against the glass at The Workroom to oooh and ahhh at the fabric all neatly lined up on the shelves. It was exciting just to see the button maker sitting on a work table. (Isn't that exciting for everyone?!)
Well, the day didn't work out *quite* like we planned, but the whole point was to really get out of the house. And that we did.
Once back at T's place we decided to get our craft on.
She always has a fresh supply of IKEA pine MALMA mirrors on hand, so we busted out the paint, markers, scrapbook paper and punches and went at it.
T's mirror - in progress. __________
My mirror - in progress. __________
T's mirror - almost done. __________
My mirror - almost done. __________
Our supervisor - Wynnie. (She may look quite interested in our work in this pic...but in reality, she wanted the mini chocolate cupcake T was about to bite into.) _________
After all that work we got tired, hungry, watched the fireworks going on over at Wonderland and ate yummy sushi for our late late dinner. In the process, I forgot to take pics of the mirrors once they were completely done.
Speaking about my own work... I was a little heavy handed on the mod podge and needed a few more layers of paint to really hide the wood grain. But overall, I'm happy with the final result.
Its the Victoria Day long weekend here and of course that means looking for something to do. Though I plan to spend today searching for my clean apartment (I know its here somewhere), I'll still have two more FULL days for fun activities.
And the one thing that makes any activity more fun is when its free!
Here's a couple of the free events going on in Toronto this weekend.
The baby shower today was a lot of fun. The food was good, the activities were fun and the mom-to-be seemed to really enjoy herself.
- every guest was given a potted flower as a thank you -
The crocheted afghan didn't get done in time, so I gave her a quilt I made (and forgot to take a picture of). She loved it, and so did all of her guests. There was comment after comment of how lovely it was, and how talented I was.
Honestly....I was embarrassed.
Its hard to explain, but I guess somewhere in my head I just assumed this was something a lot of people could do....something a lot of people enjoy doing. I guess I was wrong.
Online, I read crafty blogs on a daily basis, and am in awe at how creative and talented people are. Just look at Etsy, its FULL of talented artisans. So because MY world is full of people who like to do what I do, I didn't realize how unique the bunch of us really are (and how cool that is). So yesterday was truly the first time I realized that I do something that's pretty special and unique. I realized I shouldn't be embarrassed at all, but proud of the talents I have and the skills I've acquired.
Why is it so hard to acknowledge something great about yourself, but so easy to provide praise for someone else's work? I am so critical of my own work its often agonizing to give away something I've made because I never think its good enough.
Fellow crafty blogger Johanna kindly commented on my previous post about making an Amy Butler Quilt. She recommended The Workroom on Queen West that carries designer fabric (at much more affordable prices).
After looking through the website, I'm in complete awe.
They offer classes.
They have a workroom with lots of fun crafty equipment (which you can pay by the hour to use).
they have a shop!!
The website has dozens pictures showing what they carry and I can already feel my wallet getting lighter and lighter.