On Wednesday I biked to the library after work to pick up Alison's blocking wires that she so graciously offered to loan to me. (I also picked up season one of the Gilmore Girls and "The Constant Princess" by Philippa Gregory - but that's for another day.) On my ride home I took a shortcut up a sidewalk that runs beside the lower entrance to the Dartmouth Commons stopped at the top of a hill to catch my breath. The top of this particular hill also happens to be where the sidewalk ends. No, not the book by Shel Silverstein (although it is one of my absolute favourites), however, I can't help but wonder if he ever saw this place.
I've walked and biked past here possibly a hundred times since moving to Dartmouth almost 9 years ago. I've never really noticed the end of the sidewalk before. It seemed especially pretty this week.
You'll notice that I've added a button to my sidebar - the David Suzuki Foundation's Nature Challenge button. I'd like to challenge you to click that link and consider some of the options listed there. I've been a member for a couple years now, but haven't done much to advance the cause or to do more myself.
Part of the plan this year is to make our home a little more energy efficient. While we don't have the funds to replace our furnace at the moment, we are hoping to do some work on a couple of the rooms in our house that seem to lose the most heat.
Our other plan is to grow some of our own produce! I've got some tomato plants and some carrots that need to get into the ground this weekend. I've also got some lettuce to plant, but I'm not sure how well it will do - anyone have any advice for growing lettuce? Mr. Happy and I did invest in a cold frame thingy from Lee Valley a couple of years ago.
In knitting news, after completing the FB Shawl for my grandmother, I needed to take a break from hard core knitting. I pulled out some cotton and whipped off 6 disclothes in about 3 days. Now I have this horrible craving to make more. I just want to find some of the Lilli Sugar and Cream dishcloth cotton - the much-beloved Bernat cotton is just too hard on my hands.
On Tuesday night at KOL I had the honour, along with Alison, of putting knitting needles into Gabe's little hands.