Unless you are reading from Reader or some other blog feed, you will notice a new blog header here. And a new profile photo (the old one was my daughter's hand holding a rock). I should just let you think that I decided it was time for a change and a blog spruce-up, but the truth is that I am a clumsy so-and-so and managed to delete these photos, along with about 30 others from the early days of my blog. I finagled my way into Google +, and in the process I deleted a raft of photos from Picasa. Picasa is an application I never use, except that somehow it is linked to Blogger. In the days before I figured out how to use Flickr to mount photos, I would upload them from my computer directly to the blog. I haven't yet done an audit to see what photos are missing, but I did see one early post where they are all gone - argh! REplacing them is definitely a job for another day! I have been procrastinating by looking around Google + a bit - I do like the fact that privacy is better protected than on FAcebook, and the social "circles" seem to be more intuitively like the way we relate in real life than having everyone in one big pile of friends. Anybody else on Google+?
This week I have been to Montreal twice. Yesterday I went with my daughter to McGill to sort out some course registration stuff (I stayed in the library while she saw to all the business herself - starting as I mean to go on, although it is hard!). Monday, my husband and I met the movers at my late MIL's apartment to load up the furniture that we are bringing back to Kingston. It was very sad to hand the keys to the apartment over to the doorman and say goodbye to the place she had lived for nearly forty years.
On our way out of town, we stopped at Dunn's for a smoked meat sandwich. Smoked meat is a famous Montreal delicacy made from brisket, similar to pastrami, but so much better.
You pretty much have to head straight to the hospital for angioplasty afterwards, but never mind - once a year one can indulge in the ultimate comfort food.
(Why is it that fortune cookies so rarely tell your fortune these days? Have you noticed? They seem to be mainly advice cookies, like this one. Are fortune cookie makers worried that I will sue them if my fortune doesn't come true?)
On the sewing front, I am happy to report that I finished all my curved seams for the in-progress ogee quilt. It's going to look pretty slick done up all in solids!