Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bugs, Bikes, and Cranky Baby

Here's a pic I forgot to include last week when I was out at the Wookie's place. I turn over pieces of wood and rocks at every opportunity to see what's crawling beneath and am never disappointed.

And as promised a couple of days ago, the lady slippers from out back. I counted 6 right away but I'm sure there are more as I haven't looked very closely on all the property.

I noticed more blueberry bushes than last year and they're coming along quite nicely as are the plants in my garden. My tomatoes, though are barely hanging on after a "risk of frost" on the 6th of June! Monday was unbearably hot and yesterday was unbearably cool - no wonder the tomatoes were confused.

On the health front I have my six week post surgery checkup today. As I biked 20 k the other day I think I'm OK.

On the fundraising front for the MS Bike Tour, donations are beginning to trickle in. I am DJing at a dance Saturday night with some of the proceeds going to my efforts. I haven't DJed for almost 20 years! It's a "Women's Dance", so only ladies there. It'll be fun for sure and a great opportunity for me to spread the word about the Bike Tour. It should also be interesting as I may be the only straight gal there....I also ran into a couple of very community oriented fellas and have secured sponsorship for our team in the way of T-shirts (we Cycle-delics like to be coordinated on the ride).

And the Wookie and I took cranky Baby out for a bit last night and took these pictures:
Cranky Baby caught in the clutches of the giant lobster at Clearwater Fine Foods, a very community minded company. If you're in the market for seafood shipped world wide, they should be your first stop. Click on the pic to get a better look.

And next door to CFF is Palooka's Gym with this beautiful sculpture out front. Again, click on the pic to get a better look. I'll have to tell you the story of Palooka's owner, Mickey MacDonald, at a later date. He's one of my favourite people in this community.

S.

6 comments:

Nervus Rex said...

I *love* the cranky baby pictures! But I am insanely jealous of the ladies' slippers!! Beautiful!

BRAINCHEESE said...

I so wish you had a "spare" of Cranky Baby! I think Babs should travel around the world in photos and I, for one, would honorably take Bab's photo in front of the Seattle Space Needle landmark!!! World tour...LOL

Linda D. in Seattle

Shauna said...

I think I will keep a lookout for a Cranky Baby twin to send her around the world, Linda. First stop would be the Space Needle.

S.

Nervus Rex said...

I think that Babs should visit Alberta after her exciting visit to the Space Needle. Think of how much fun she would have at West Edmonton Mall! I hope that they make swim diapers in her size.

Shauna said...

Shawna,
Cranky Baby doesn't wear diapers so she'd be okay to go into the pool....2nd stop is Alberta. but you'd have to promise to take her to the Dinosaur Museum.

S.

Nervus Rex said...

Mmmmmm -- the Dinosaur Museum -- I haven't been there in years and it's wonderful! Of course she's have to see it!