Monday, May 23, 2011

Spring Flowers For You, Faithful Reader.

lilacs picked today from the backyard

Hello. I've been meaning to post for months now. I send you these flowers as an apology for abandoning my blog for so long. Life just got in the way and while I have oodles and oodles of stuff to blog about it seemed I just never had the *oomph* to actually sit down and do it.

I've moved to Richmond Hill, Ontario, a mere 6 or 7 streets north of the Big City of Toronto.

I appropriately landed here on April Fool's Day, promptly twisting my ankle the same day. I was unable to walk for about a week.

I got better just in time to go on a whirlwind adventure to Florida because I won tickets to see the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on April 19th. We were there on the 29th, which was the first re-scheduling of the launch date and, sadly, not the last. I'll be posting about the trip we took later, so I'll save the details until then, but what's important is I came home and placed my suitcase and bag down at the front door and pulled my back. I was unable to sit up or move for about 36 hours, then I could move, but not really walk, then I could walk but it really really hurt and now I am back to normal, with a little reminder of my mishap now and again.

Starting in a new town is tough enough but adding the physical pain to it all is downright depressing. But I'm turning the corner on that and on EVERYTHING.

More soon.

PS. The flowers are lilacs. It's not even June and the lilacs will be done by June here. In Sudbury, my house had a fence of lilacs and they were just budding in early June. In Ottawa the lilacs weren't out until June either if I remember it right. So this is my first indication that yes, I am in a warmer, earlier, gardening zone. It's too bad I don't have a garden. I'll have to content myself with being a spectator this year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie,
Lilacs have been in full bloom in Ottawa since mid-June. I just got some Lily of the Valley (one of my favourite flowers that bloom early May in France normally). Take care. G