Thursday, June 20, 2013

Currently...

Currently I am...

Looking at:

The rain. This is our second day in a row with a heavy rainfall warning in effect. I think this is the first time in the seven years we have lived in this desert climate we've had a rainfall warning two days in a row.

Missing:

My walks. I tried to tell myself I should put my rain gear on and consider it training for my upcoming walk in Wales, and also my time in Shetland. It didn't work. Which means I am missing out on interesting sights around our neighbourhood like this gem I spotted last week, parked in someone's driveway.




It was the sign on the front that got my attention. Maybe it's just me, but it seems to me if your vision is so bad you have to warn people you can't see them, then possibly you shouldn't be driving the thing in the first place.




Wearing:

Shorts. I'm sure the forecast high today of 16 C must be a typo. Call me an eternal optimist.

Looking forward to:

Being settled into our new home.

Eating:

Eggs from the farmer's market. I love how this carton had one so big the lid wouldn't close. I'm guessing it's a triple yolk.




Watching:

I recently discovered As Time Goes By, a BBC show from the 1990s. It stars Judi Dench, and I have to tell you I have laughed out loud at every single episode. Given there are nine seasons of the show, that's a lot of laughing!




Reading:

Between Weathers, by Ron McMillan. Apparently all those lovely photos of Shetland, the ones with the blue sky and calm water, were shot on one of the approximately three days of the year they experience good weather.




Knitting:

Because insanity (packing up to move) breeds insanity (starting a new sweater project at the beginning of the summer), I have just cast on this sweater in some lovely Spud and Chloe Outer yarn. I must remind myself that when I wear it I won't look like that beautiful young blonde model.




Laughing at:

David, who got his driver's licence on Tuesday, and on Wednesday asked if he could borrow my vehicle. Apparently I'm not the only eternal optimist in our family.

28 comments:

  1. Hi there, we're currently looking at rain too. But then that's totally normal for us. That's one huge egg!
    I love these currently posts. They're like a little snapshot in your life!
    Kathy x

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    1. Sorry to hear you are sharing our rain experience. :-)

      The post was fun to do, so you can expect another one at some point!

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  2. I love As Time Goes By! One of my all-time favorites. Something to laugh at should make the moving go a little more smoothly, I hope (says the lady packing up 2 bedrooms and a basement to squeeze into a 1-bedroom w/storage closet in less than 2 weeks).

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    1. I had never heard of it, then saw it at Costco a few weeks ago and bought the first couple seasons. Luckily our library had copies, so I was able to borrow the remaining ones. The show actually got funnier as it went along.

      Good luck with your packing!

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  3. I was going to write about the weather, too, but then decided to just put up a pic instead and leave it at that. I would've had a pretty depressing post!
    Will have to check out that series for sure. I like Judi Dench a lot! I'm not currently watching any series right now on Netflix, so this is timely!
    I thought of taking a walk yesterday, but I've misplaced my rain jacket! (what an excuse, eh?) Frustrating, really!

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    1. If you like Judi Dench I can guarantee you will like this series. The library has all nine seasons!

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  4. I'm just catching up on my reading and I love the format of your post, giving a little snippet of your daily life. 'As time goes by' was always my favourite show and glad you're enjoying it.
    Patricia x

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    1. Thanks Patricia! I was so happy to discover As Time Goes By. Of course, all of you in the UK you are probably wondering why it took me so long to discover it! Judi Dench is brilliant in it.

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  5. Read this is you won't to see how stupid some people are - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-22991125
    So was the egg a triple yoker?

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    1. Oh my goodness...Yes, there is no shortage of stupid people out there. What surprised me the most when I read the story was the fact it actually wasn't illegal for him to be riding his scooter there. There are lots of horror stories here about scooters as well.

      I haven't cracked open the egg yet. Stay tuned!

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  6. I love As Time Goes By so much! And I am Australian and younger than 30... you have no excuses for taking so long to discover it! The characters feel like extra family members to me. I watch it when I am feeling sick or tired and it always cheers me up.

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    1. You're right. I have no excuse for not having discovered it sooner. :-)

      I think it is going to become one of my "comfort shows" as well. It has the ability to make me laugh no matter how bad a day I have had!

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    1. I am beginning to think I am the last person on the planet to find out about this show. :-)

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  8. "As Time Goes By" was the first British show I fell in love with! It airs here regularly on PBS and I've seen every episode a number of times. I still laugh every single time... :-)

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    1. One of the things I appreciated about the show was how it got better as it went along. So often shows that go for multiple seasons sort of lose their way, but not this one. I'm glad to hear you are still laughing at episodes you have seen before. I will definitely be watching the whole series again.

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  9. OH great post, I loved it!! That egg is a whopper, and your sweater is going to be gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I cracked the egg open and it was a single yolk. I couldn't believe it!

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  10. I just love the way you catch all the minutia of life and bundle it up into something so enriching to read ... it's a gift my friend x

    I keep thinking I'll need some new waterproofs for Shetland, or as I've been back on the steroids and am currently the size of a small house maybe just a personal tarpaulin!

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    1. Thank you Annie!

      I'm sorry to hear you have been back on steroids. I know how awful that can be from watching Alexandra go on and off them over the years (she is still on them from her last kidney disease relapse). If you don't want to invest in a new rain coat, what about a poncho style rain jacket? It would fit whether you are on or off steroids. The good news is Kath and I seemed to bring good weather with us the last time we were in the UK. Maybe we will be able to do the same this time. :-)

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  11. Oh no, another chauffeur for you to enjoy! Warn him about that Mr. Magoo is driving a cart through the neighborhood.

    PS- That poor chicken!!!

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    1. Encounters with scary drivers seems to be my June theme. :-)

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  12. Your post make me smile! At least you are getting in practice for our typical British weather! I use to love As Time goes by they look so young on the front of your DVD's!
    Sarah x

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    1. I am really hoping the weather is atypical when we are there in September. Two years ago we had amazing weather when we were in the UK, and I am hoping that trend continues. :-)

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  13. I'm trying not to complain about the rain, as we all know it could be worse! But it sure would be nice for summer to start already!! And like you, I'm trying to convince myself to walk anyhow.

    Hope the packing is coming along well!

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    1. After the flooding in Alberta this past weekend, I have decided I have nothing to complain about as afra s rain goes.

      The packing seems a never ending job!

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  14. I did enjoy this snapshot post, Kristie. Glad you've discovered As Time Goes By - one of my all-time favourites too and it's about time I watched it again.

    As far as your trip goes, September and early October can be gorgeous in the UK, so here's hoping this is one of those years.

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    1. I was so sorry when I finished the final episode. I could have watched another nine seasons of it! I will have to do the same as you - watch it again.

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