This house has been sick these past couple of weeks. Tori has been a very good nurse to my while I coughed and hacked my way through it. Today, he woke up with it, so it looks like it’s my turn to play nursemaid!
Of course, mine started the weekend we had Neil. I almost cancelled it, but I wasn’t contagious and we’d looked forward to having him for so long, I decided against it in the end. And I’m glad I did! He was fascinated with the ferry – something new for him. He loved watching the water go by. Once on the Sunshine Coast, we went to the local diner for breakfast and Neil had pancakes
After some grocery shopping, we took the dogs (and Neil) to the beach – he loved the surf – called it “bubbles!”
and then some play time, while I did some household chores.
After supper, we snuggled together on the couch and watched Sesame Street on TV and shared a bowl of his favourite snack – popcorn.
It had been a very busy day for him and I guess it all proved a little too much – he fell asleep on the couch at around 7:30. All I could think at the time was that I was going to have to wake up at some ungodly hour, like 3 or 4 am, but he woke up again at around 9pm and we played some more before going back to sleep.
The next morning, I had to wake him up, which gave me some time to drink my coffee and check my emails :). All too soon it was over. His parents came over on the ferry to visit and then took him home with them.
The broccoli seeds that we planted on the 12th, started coming up the very next Friday – yes, the 17th! I couldn’t believe it – the instructions on the seed packet said that germination was between 7 – 14 days, not 4 days.
A few days after that, the basil that I planted also started to come up
The broccoli was getting so tall, it was starting to fall over, despite my running my fingers over them to strenghten the stalks. So today I transplanted them into a deeper tub, and planted some more seeds. I’m going to do this every two weeks so we get broccoli well into September.
Tori fixed our headless fisherman – so he’s looking pretty cool. To see what he looked like before, click here. I’m gathering some water feature ideas, so hopefully I can start working on it soon.
While we were basking in Spring-like weather last week and starting to feel pretty smug about how warm it was in February, Mother Nature decided to remind us that it’s still winter by giving us a bit of snow
I’m told my bulbs will be fine and will continue growing and flowering when the weather warms up, but for now, they look like this
Today I comforted my myself my buying some Spring bulbs.
Hopefully, we’ll both we well enough for a trip into Vancouver next week – I have some shopping to do!