Monday, 26 March 2018

Me On A Monday - March 26th

Good Morning

In the shopping cart:  a Mason Bee house.  We bought this at Costco from their third shipment of the houses.  Each time they sell out in a matter of hours, which is a good thing because it means people get that we need to pay attention to & take care of our bees & other wildlife. Mason bees are pollinators & non stinging bees, so we can put close to the patio's flower garden to observe without the worry of being stung.   One of the many ladies we had working at the clinic kept honey bees & she had two hives.  I learnt a lot about honey bees from her.


I also got myself a couple of new die cut sets.  Cannot wait to create with them.

Reading: Just finished "Need to Know" by Karen Cleveland.  I did not like & I would not recommend.  In this day & age I cannot believe that a female author would make her female character so ... well I'll say no more for fear of giving things away.  It is going to be made into a movie & stars Charlize Theron.


Just started the book "Bellman & Black" by Diane Setterfield who is the author of my obsessive book, "The Thirteenth Tale".  So far I am liking the characters in "Bellman & Black".  It is no Thirteenth Tale.


Watching: "Pope" on CNN's history network.  Very interesting & violent history of the Pope. At one time there was three Popes all at the same time.   This is not the HBO series The Pope staring Jude Law.

The F1 season started with the Australian race on the 25th.  I am rooting for the Canadian driver, Lance Stroll, although he's not a contender for the championship.  The cars all have the new required halo on, which gives the cars a really different look from previous years.  Thankfully our coverage still comes from Sky Sports,  (UK) because I like Martin Brundle's comments & point of view on the race & F1 in general.

Contemplating:  At our church, the board is developing a mentor-ship program as the majority of our congregation is aging, so they are looking to ensure that other (younger) members are versed in the protocols & procedures of the church.  I have been asked if I would consider learning to become part of the alter guild.  UMM, I do like flowers ...

Gifts:  Both are of the "I'm sorry ..." category.  The first gift was from Mr Man apologizing for being a grumpy bear for a few days.  He's developed really bad sinus problems which tie back to the eye problems & injections; understandably it makes him grumpy. He gave me a lovely pot of blush pink mini roses, which I can put on the patio when the weather finally warms up, provided I can keep the fur girls away from the roses!

I just want to smell them ... said no cat ever!


The second "I'm sorry ..." is from my Stampin Up card instructor, we had made arrangements for me to pick up an order at her house, I drove there & oops she forgot to leave out for me.  I know mornings can be hectic for everyone & as I said to her, it's only crafting stuff not medicine or the like, so do not fret.  She felt really bad, so rather than her having to drop off to me, I drove there the next morning & in the bag along with my order was a little extra something - colour enamel shapes.  It was very kind of her. Now to use without it looking like I sneezed enamel shapes all over the page or card.

Working For The Man:  Today I will be representing my boss at a township business meeting for the independent business owners in our township/village.  There is a small possibility of being able to apply for a grant to update the business frontage as the township wants to attract more business.  Several of the businesses in our little village could really stand for some sprucing up.  When boss man asked if I'd be interested, I said sure there's a free lunch included, he laughed & said have a good time.  You just never know the contacts you'll make at such a meeting ...  
Source: internet
I hope everyone has a good week & a really wonderful Easter.  For us in Canada it is a long weekend as Good Friday is a stat holiday; for some a 4 day weekend as banks, schools & government offices also take Easter Monday.







14 comments:

  1. I adore the photo of the innocent little cat having a look at your roses! -Jenn

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jenn. She is such a mischievous little girl, more than regular cat curious, she's also very bossy, but then my cats have always ruled the home. (col)

      Delete
  2. I don't recognize the mason bee. Either I need to pay better attention or we don't have them here. I'll have to check.

    I haven't read anything by either of these authors. I'll try to notice them. I'm always looking for new authors. Thx! That little rose is so sweet! The patio will be a brighter place with sun and roses :) E

    njoy your Easter Holiday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't know enough about bees to know if these Mason Bees are just North American or not. I know they are very small bees.

      Delete
  3. Great idea to increase your pollination and help the bees. I wish my man would buy me flowers when he has been grumpy!
    I know I am not very good at replying to comments on my blog but I left you a reply on yesterday's post about the colour white. I don't know if you check back.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Maggie, I did check back on your blog & saw your comment. Good idea.

      Delete
  4. Love that little bee house! I hope it has some occupants very soon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Deb - it will be at least a month before the bees have anything to enjoy in the garden, but fingers crossed. Getting my close up instructions out for camera so I can capture some stellar photos!

      Delete
  5. Nice that you have been treated with roses and enamel bits, even if they were apologies. Very kind gestures. Interesting to see the die-cuts. I'm sure I have seen similar before and always wonder how they actually work! Hope to hear more about the altar duties (assuming you take it on).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No decisions about taking on altar duties. I'll make examples of the die cuts & get a post together.

      Delete
  6. What a lovely catchup today & such nice "sorry" gifts! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm a day late here this time, but happy (as always) to hear what you're up to. Those are both lovely gifts, and I hope you're able to "save" the roses until it warms up! I've never heard of mason bees, and will be investigating whether we have them around here or not. Have never seen the houses at Costco, but if they sell out quickly, I guess that's not surprising. (I learn something new here all the time!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would think Mason Bees are in your area but perhaps called something else, I've heard them also called Orchard Bees. Fingers crossed for the little rose plant. Oh so glad I can share something & it's what is so great about blogging, we share stuff & learn stuff.

      Delete