Friday, March 30, 2007

Home Ownership.... one step closer!

Dave and I are excited to report that we've bought a house! The offer is still conditional on a home inspection, but should be firm within the week!!

Keep your fingers crossed that all goes well. If so we'll be moving in May!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


The weather is so lovely right now I've got all my windows open and am wearing a skirt (which sits nicely above my cast). Last night Dave bought me 2 dozen gorgeous orange and yellow tulips which are cheering up our apartment. Apart from having difficulties finding a great place to live, I am quite happy these days! Something about all the sun, the emerging green, the little chirping birds at my window and my new found freedom from crutches!
I taught my hardcover bookbinding class last Saturday which went extremely well, and spent the rest of the weekend in London relaxing. My mom and I even squeezed in a visit with baby Kayla, Julia, Jason and Mary. Tomorrow Alison visits, this weekend we'll be in London, next Wednesday my cast comes OFF and the next day we are driving up to Montreal to visit Keith!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

maybe we can be friends?

Loooook! Ewan McGregor and I have the same cast! Though my crutches are wayyyyyyyyyyy better.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Pump Up, Air Out

I never had Reebok Pumps. My neighbour, Ricki was the first person I knew who had Pumps. His were black. The shoe was introduced in 1989, and being one of the most expensive basketball shoes on the market, becoming an instant status symbol, and well, if you remember the 1990's, you probably remember stories of people being jumped, even killed for a pair.

Today I visited Ambulatory Care at the hospital where I was outfitted with an AIRCAST. The sides of the heel are outfitted with air pockets, and you are given a pump to inflate and deflate the air cells to adjust fit and support. I will be able to take this on and off, but it's recommended I keep it on full time for at leats the next two weeks. I am definitely lookg forward to snagging a bath without the aircast soon. Also, I will be able to walk on this! (not yet, but in the near future).

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


So, I had my x-ray follow up appt. this aft. I found out which bone is broken. It's the tibia (the bigger leg bone) at the back of the bottom of the bone. Tomorrow I *should* be getting a cast. Updates to come.


We've given our notice and are furiously looking for a new place to call home (and work/my studio), watch for updates!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Soft Pretzels

Rave reviews to this recipe! Dave's dad and step-mum came to visit today and we made these soft pretzels as a snack. I'm not sure there are any left.

Soft Pretzels I
Yields: 12 servings
"Like bagels, these big doughy pretzels are first boiled and then baked. Sprinkle with coarse salt for the authentic look and taste."

1 1/3 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 tablespoons margarine
1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

4 cups water
1 1/2 tablespoons baking soda

2 tablespoons kosher salt

1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Proof for 5 minutes.
2. Mix in butter or margarine, flour, and salt. Cut dough into short strips, roll into ropes, and shape into pretzels. Cover, and let rise on a greased baking sheet for about 45 minutes.
3. In a cast iron or other nonaluminum pan, bring water and baking soda almost to a boil. Gently lower pretzels into water for about 1 minute, turning once. Do not let water come to a full boil. Remove pretzels, and return to greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
4. Bake at 475 degrees F (245 degrees C) for about 12 minutes. They'll be just beyond golden. You know, pretzel coloured.