forgive me everyone, for i have sinned. it's been 6 whole days since my last bloggy entry...
i guess that's to be expected now that summer is in full effect. the weather has heated up and all i want to do is get out of the house and do stuff. anything and everything. i'm hoping once school is out (4 days and counting) i'll have a bit of extra time to post with more regularity.
these past few days have been busy and fun. on thursday night we broke out of the weeknight routine and met up with andrew and sabine at the beaver cafe for dinner. the beaver is a great little restaurant in parkdale. we sat out on the patio and chatted over some very yummy food and iced tea with little umbrella garnishes. then we all headed over to gallery 1313 to see the installations for the parkette exhibition, including karina's.
last night we went to a housewarming party of fellow east-enders, sheri and mardi. they are a couple of local artists who make really amazing resin jewellery. (note to mom: they made the necklace paul gave you for christmas a couple of years ago).
here's an example of what they make.
it was so exciting to see their home studio. it's way bigger (and more organized) than ours. i got some great storage ideas for my own little workspace though. anyhow, it was a wonderful surprise to walk into the party and see our friend, tim! paul had just run into him earlier that night and came home saying "i saw tim tonight in our 'hood. he must know someone in the east end." an hour later he was at the door at sherri and mardi's. too funny.
after the party, it was a beautiful night so we took noah for a late-night walk up and down our street. we met a really nice couple who live up the street and ended up talking to them for about 45 minutes. turns out we have a lot in common. it was so nice to meet some cool people on our street because sometimes we get annoyed by the sketchy folks who seem to take over our neighbourhood at times.
finally, i got a much-needed haircut this week. in my obsession with before and afters, i took these photos.
paul says he can't see a difference! how can that possibly be? look at that ratty hair in the before picture! ugh.